Category: Antibiotics

Fidaxomicin Overview

Fidaxomicin, sold under the brand name Dificid among others, is the first member of a class of narrow spectrum macrocyclic antibiotic drugs called tiacumicins.[3] It is a fermentation product obtained from the actinomycete Dactylosporangium aurantiacum subspecies hamdenesis.[4][5] Fidaxomicin is minimally absorbed into the bloodstream when taken orally, is bactericidal, and selectively eradicates pathogenic Clostridium difficile with relativel...

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Anyone on Dificid for c diff? Is it working for you? How are the side effects and how long does it take to work? This is possibly my second c diff infection and I'm waiting for the test results. I'm really scared as I hear this infection can be deadly. My med for my first infection was Flagyl. Please help me ease my anxiety. ## Hi Janet, Sorry to hear about the C. diff infection. I pray that you get well soon! While I haven't experienced anything quite like that, I did see a comment from an alleged pharmacist stating that Dificid (fidaxomicin) should start to work within a few days. So maybe you just need to take it for a little while longer before it can kick into full gear? As far as side effects go, someone's who actually taken it may have a better idea of what to exp...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • For Suspension: 40mg/ml
  • Tablet: 200mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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