A 6-month Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability Study of Rifaximin In Preventing Hepatic Encephalopathy
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Must sign an Informed Consent Form
In remission from past hepatic encephalopathy (HE).
Appropriate birth control measures
More than or equal to 18 years of age.
Must be potential for benefit from treatment.
Recent prior HE episodes
Capable and willing to comply with all study procedures.
Subject has personal support available
Has a certain Model End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score
Recent TIPS placement or revision
Significant medical conditions, medical conditions that may impact study participation, or Investigator decision not to include.
Allergies to the study drug or similar drugs.
Recent participation in another clinical trial
History of non-compliance
Pregnant or at risk of pregnancy, or is lactating.
Recent alcohol consumption
Active bacterial or viral Infections
On a prohibited medication.
Liver transplant expected in near term
Subject shows presence of intestinal obstruction or has inflammatory bowel disease.