Gastrointestinal disorders

C. diff infection

(Clostridium difficile)

  • Also known as
  • Clostridium enterocolitis
  • Pseudomembranous colitis

About C. diff infection

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis.

Top Medications for C. diff infection according to our users

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All Medications for C. diff infection


  • Doxycycline
    Prescription only

    Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. However, it can make birth control pills less effective. You also have to protect yourself against sunburn.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Delayed release capsule
    • Liquid
  • Flagyl
    Prescription only

    Flagyl (Metronidazole) is a very good way to treat certain bacterial infections, but you can't have any alcohol while on it since it'll make you throw up. A lot.

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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release tablet

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  • Tetracycline
    Prescription only

    Acnecycline (Tetracycline) treats many different types of infections and is cheap, but dosing and drug interactions may be somewhat of a hassle.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Cream, gel, or ointment

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