Dificid

Dificid treats an infection associated with severe diarrhea. Make sure you finish all of your medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Dificid Overview

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Dificid is a prescription medication used to treat Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. (C. difficile; a type of bacteria that my cause severe or life-threatening diarrhea.)

Dificid belongs to a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. These work by killing bacteria in the intestines.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken typically 2 times a day, with or without food.

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Uses of Dificid

Dificid is a prescription medication used to treat Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. (C. difficile; a type of bacteria that my cause severe or life-threatening diarrhea.)

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Manufacturer

Fidaxomicin

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Side Effects of Dificid

Serious side effects have been reported with Dificid. See the “Dificid Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Dificid include the following:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • bleeding in the stomach
  • anemia
  • neutropenia

This is not a complete list of Dificid side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.