Compare Dificid vs. Biaxin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Treats diarrhea caused by C. diff infection.
Dificid (fidaxomicin) works well to treat a severe gut infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile.
Treats bacterial infections.
Biaxin (clarithromycin) is a good first-choice medicine to treat most common respiratory infections. Side-effects are common, but mild.
- You only have to take it twice daily, regardless of meal time. You can take it together with other medications. It has minimal side effects.
- Good first-choice treatment for respiratory infections.
- Compared to similar medicines, Biaxin (clarithromycin) is better tolerated.
- Available as an extended-release pill for convenient once daily dosing and as a liquid for trouble swallowing pills.
- Children as young as 6 months can use Biaxin (clarithromycin) safely and effectively.
- Dificid (fidaxomicin) is comparatively effective, but costs more than alternatives.
- Can cause changes in taste.
- Can cause abnormal heart rhythms.
- Biaxin (clarithromycin), can interact with other medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you are taking medicines for heart problems or gout.
- If you have kidney or liver problems, Biaxin (clarithromycin) might not be a good option.
- Extended release pill
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5possible side effects
- Abdominal pain6%
- Bleeding in the gut4%
- Low blood counts2%
7possible side effects
- Abnormal changes in taste4%
- Abdominal pain3%
Risks and risk factors
- Appropriate use
- Serious immediate allergic reaction
- Cross allergies
- Macrolide Antibiotic Allergy
- Serious allergic reaction
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- History of heart arrhythmias
- Drugs that cause prolonged QT interval
- Abnormal electrolytes
- Liver toxicity
- Serious drug interactions
- Severe diarrhea caused by bacteria
- Antibiotic use
- Birth defects