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Dificid

fidaxomicin
Fidaxomicin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria. Fidaxomicin is used to treat diarrhea caused by infection with Clostridium difficile. Fidaxomicin is for use in adults and children at least 6 months old. Fidaxomicin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
fidaxomicin
DRUG TYPE
macrolides

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fidaxomicin should not be used to treat infections that are not related to Clostridium difficile. This medicine is for use only to treat diarrhea caused by infection with Clostridium difficile.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as fever, chills, flu symptoms, mouth sores, pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, bloody or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

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Dificid tablet 200 mg

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