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Resources for Caregivers


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Whether you’re caring for someone who has hepatic encephalopathy (HE) or are concerned that he or she may be exhibiting HE symptoms, these resources are available to help you with a variety of needs.

The Hepatic Encephalopathy Living Program (H.E.L.P.)

H.E.L.P. offers ongoing support for adults living with a history of HE and their caregivers, including:

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  • A 24/7 helpline staffed by nurses
  • Reminder telephone calls about prescription refills and doctor visits
  • Additional information about HE and XIFAXAN
  • Tools to help plan for what comes after a hospitalization

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XIFAXAN Instant Savings Card

The XIFAXAN Instant Savings Card provides most eligible commercially-insured patients help with their monthly copays for XIFAXAN. Most eligible patients with commercial insurance covering XIFAXAN may pay no more than $0 per month for their prescriptions.* The XIFAXAN Instant Savings Card can be activated by calling 1-866-XIFAXAN (1-866-943-2926) and select option 1 or by clicking the link below.

DOWNLOAD OR ACTIVATE YOUR XIFAXAN INSTANT SAVINGS CARD

*Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions: This offer is only valid for patients with commercial insurance, including commercially insured patients without coverage for Xifaxan. Patients without commercial insurance are not eligible. Salix Pharmaceuticals will pay the patient’s co-payment for each eligible prescription fill using the savings card up to a maximum amount of $300 per fill on quantity of 1-20 pills dispensed, $500 per fill on quantity of 21-41 pills dispensed, $1,000 per fill on quantity of 42 pills and more dispensed. For eligible commercially insured patients without coverage for Xifaxan, the patient must pay the first $50 of out-of-pocket expense and then Salix Pharmaceuticals will pay the remaining out-of-pocket expense up to the maximum amount of $300 per fill on quantity of 1-20 pills dispensed, $500 per fill on quantity of 21-41 pills dispensed, $1,000 per fill on quantity of 42 pills and more dispensed. Patient is responsible for all additional costs and expenses after application of the maximum benefits. This savings card can be used up to 12 times per calendar year. This offer is not valid for any person eligible for reimbursement of prescriptions, in whole or in part, by any federal, state, or other governmental programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare (including Medicare Advantage and Part A, B, and D plans), Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Administration or Department of Defense health coverage, CHAMPUS, the Puerto Rico Government Health Insurance Plan, or any other federal or state health care programs. This offer is only good in the USA at participating retail pharmacies. This offer cannot be redeemed at other locations, including government-subsidized clinics or facilities. This offer is not valid where otherwise prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted. Patient is responsible for reporting receipt of copay assistance to any insurer, health plan, or other third party who pays for or reimburses any part of the prescription filled using the copay card, as may be required. This offer cannot be combined with other offers. This card has no cash value. No other purchase is necessary. This offer is nontransferable. No substitutions are permitted. This card is not health insurance. You understand and agree to comply with the terms and conditions of this offer as set forth above. Salix Pharmaceuticals reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer at any time without notice. This offer expires on December 31, 2017.

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Insurance Support

If you have questions about cost and insurance, call our access support helpline at 1-866-XIFAXAN (1-866-943-2926) and select option 1. You can speak with an analyst to get answers about your coverage from XIFAXAN or your out-of-pocket costs, as well as getting help with certain coverage and reimbursement problems.

The helpline is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM ET.

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Patient Assistance Program

It’s important for you to be able to get your prescribed medications, including XIFAXAN. The Patient Assistance Program can provide free XIFAXAN if you are uninsured or have no insurance coverage for XIFAXAN and you meet other program eligibility requirements. Please call 1-866-XIFAXAN (1-866-943-2926) and select option 2 to speak to an access coordinator to see if you are eligible for this program.

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HE Symptom Checklist

If you think someone you care for may have HE, this easy-to-use checklist can help you identify the signs of an HE episode. Simply download the document by clicking below—fill it out, and talk to a healthcare provider about any mental or physical symptoms you’ve noticed.

DOWNLOAD THE HE SYMPTOM CHECKLIST

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Physician Locator

Find a gastroenterologist or other healthcare provider through Zocdoc.

CLICK HERE TO FIND A PHYSICIAN

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What to Do Before and After a Hospitalization

If someone you care for has been hospitalized for overt HE, this simple guide can help. It provides information about what you and your loved one should do before—and after—leaving the hospital. Simply click below to download the document.

DOWNLOAD THE HOSPITAL DISCHARGE GUIDE

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*Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions apply.

INDICATION

XIFAXAN® (rifaximin) 550 mg tablets are indicated for reduction in risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION - XIFAXAN (rifaximin) 550 mg tablets in HE

  • XIFAXAN is not for everyone. Do not take XIFAXAN if you have a known hypersensitivity to rifaximin, any of the rifamycin antimicrobial agents, or any of the components in XIFAXAN.
  • If you take antibiotics, like XIFAXAN, there is a chance you could experience diarrhea caused by an overgrowth of bacteria (C. difficile). This can cause symptoms ranging in severity from mild diarrhea to life-threatening colitis. Contact your healthcare provider if your diarrhea does not improve or worsens.
  • XIFAXAN has not been studied in people with MELD scores over 25 and only 8.6% of people in the controlled study had MELD scores over 19. There is an increased chance that XIFAXAN will spread through your body if you have more severe hepatic dysfunction. Therefore, if you have severe hepatic impairment, which is a Child-Pugh score of C, you should talk to your healthcare provider before taking XIFAXAN.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs called P-glycoprotein inhibitors (such as cyclosporine) because using these drugs with XIFAXAN may lead to an increase in the amount of XIFAXAN absorbed by your body.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing, talk to your healthcare provider before taking XIFAXAN because it is unknown if XIFAXAN can harm an unborn baby or nursing infant.
  • In the clinical study, the most common side effects in HE associated with XIFAXAN 550 mg tablets—occurring in at least 10% of people receiving XIFAXAN—were peripheral edema (swelling, usually in the ankles or lower limbs), nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), dizziness, fatigue (feeling tired), and ascites (a buildup of fluid in the abdomen).

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For product information, adverse event reports, and product complaint reports, please contact:

Salix Product Information Call Center
Phone: 1-800-508-0024
Fax: 1-510-595-8183
Email: valeantmc@dlss.com

Please click here for full Prescribing Information for XIFAXAN.

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INDICATION

XIFAXAN® (rifaximin) 550 mg tablets are indicated for reduction in risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION - XIFAXAN (rifaximin) 550 mg tablets in HE

  • XIFAXAN is not for everyone. Do not take XIFAXAN if you have a known hypersensitivity to rifaximin, any of the rifamycin antimicrobial agents, or any of the components in XIFAXAN.
  • If you take antibiotics, like XIFAXAN, there is a chance you could experience diarrhea caused by an overgrowth of bacteria (C. difficile). This can cause symptoms ranging in severity from mild diarrhea to life-threatening colitis. Contact your healthcare provider if your diarrhea does not improve or worsens.
  • XIFAXAN has not been studied in people with MELD scores over 25 and only 8.6% of people in the controlled study had MELD scores over 19. There is an increased chance that XIFAXAN will spread through your body if you have more severe hepatic dysfunction. Therefore, if you have severe hepatic impairment, which is a Child-Pugh score of C, you should talk to your healthcare provider before taking XIFAXAN.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs called P-glycoprotein inhibitors (such as cyclosporine) because using these drugs with XIFAXAN may lead to an increase in the amount of XIFAXAN absorbed by your body.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing, talk to your healthcare provider before taking XIFAXAN because it is unknown if XIFAXAN can harm an unborn baby or nursing infant
  • In the clinical study, the most common side effects in HE associated with XIFAXAN 550 mg tablets—occurring in at least 10% of people receiving XIFAXAN—were peripheral edema (swelling, usually in the ankles or lower limbs), nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), dizziness, fatigue (feeling tired), and ascites (a buildup of fluid in the abdomen).

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For product information, adverse event reports, and product complaint reports, please contact:

Salix Product Information Call Center
Phone: 1-800-508-0024
Fax: 1-510-595-8183
Email: valeantmc@dlss.com

Please click here for full Prescribing Information for XIFAXAN.