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

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Two articles have noted that rifaximin can be helpful in patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Sidhu et al found that rifaximin treatment led to improved health-related quality of life. [57] Bajaj et al noted that rifaximin led to decreased driving errors compared with placebo when patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy operated a driving simulator. [81]

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