What is the efficacy of rifaximin (Xifaxan) in the treatment of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (HE)?

Updated: Apr 04, 2019
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Rifaximin was also examined in patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy. In a large study by Sidhu et al, rifaximin was more effective than placebo in terms of improving patient performance on psychometric testing and in terms of improving health-related quality of life. [56]


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