ZAXINE® (rifaximin) now covered by British Columbia Pharmacare!

Lupin Pharma Canada is pleased to announce that ZAXINE is listed with special authority criteria as February 6, 2018.
The coverage criteria are as follows:

For reducing the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Have been hospitalized with HE associated with cirrhosis of the liver; AND
  • Are unable to achieve adequate control, despite taking the maximum tolerated dose of lactulose; AND
  • Rifaximin must be prescribed by an internal medicine specialist or a gastroenterologist.

Rifaximin should be used in combination with a maximal tolerated dose of lactulose.

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