Fidaxomicin

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

Fidaxomicin Overview

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Fidaxomicin 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.)

Fidaxomicin 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.

Common side effects of fidaxomicin include nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. 

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Uses of Fidaxomicin

Fidaxomicin 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.

Fidaxomicin Brand Names

Fidaxomicin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Fidaxomicin Drug Class

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Side Effects of Fidaxomicin

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

Common side effects of fidaxomicin include the following:

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

This is not a complete list of fidaxomicin 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.