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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Fidaxomicin 200mg; tabs.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for DIFICID:

For the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.


≥18yrs: 200mg twice daily for 10 days.


<18yrs: not established.


Not for treating systemic infections (minimal systemic absorption). Known macrolide allergy. Discontinue if severe hypersensitivity reactions occur. Pregnancy (Cat. B). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Macrolide antibiotic.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, GI hemorrhage, anemia, neutropenia.

How Supplied:

Tabs—20, 60, 100 (10x10 blister cards)

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