Is constipation a side effect of Rifaximin?

A common problem after the reversal of bacterial overgrowth is the appearance of constipation. The brain controls the movement of the digestive tract, like a conveyor belt, through the autonomic nervous system.nnFrom an autonomic viewpoint, constipation is the inability of the nervous system to push the contents of the stool forward on that conveyor belt. It is a common symptom that develops after a physical brain injury.  It is important to understand inulin or rifaximin do not “cause” constipation. It unmasks a pre-existing problem with the autonomic nervous system that is often the true cause of constipation.

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