Dificid

(fidaxomicin)

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Treats diarrhea caused by C. diff infection.

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Our bottom line

Dificid (fidaxomicin) works well to treat a severe gut infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile.

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Quick facts about Dificid
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • Dificid (fidaxomicin) is comparatively effective, but costs more than alternatives.
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How it works

Dificid (fidaxomicin) kills bacteria by preventing them from making important proteins needed to survive.

Quick facts about Dificid
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Dificid (fidaxomicin) for Bacterial infection (C. diff)

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  • Possible side effects
  • Low blood counts
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bleeding in the gut
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Side effect rates for Dificid (fidaxomicin)

From 564 clinical trials of Dificid when taken for bacterial infection (c. diff) (200 mg)
  • Nausea
    11%11%
  • Vomiting
    7%7%
  • Abdominal pain
    6%6%
  • Bleeding in the gut
    4%4%
  • Low blood counts
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Dificid (fidaxomicin)

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  • Dificid (fidaxomicin) can only treat the local infection in your gut and not the rest of your body because it really doesn't get absorbed. Your doctor will only prescribe it for you if you are infected (or most likely infected) with the bug C. diff.

Common concerns from people taking Dificid (fidaxomicin)

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  • 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.