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Administration with Food
Patients should be informed that DIFICID tablets may be taken with or without food.
Patients should be counseled that antibacterial drugs, including DIFICID, should only be used to treat bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections. Patients should be counseled that DIFICID only treats Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and should not be used to treat any other infection. When DIFICID tablets are prescribed, patients should be told that, although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may (1) decrease the effectiveness of the immediate treatment and (2) increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by DIFICID or other antibacterial drugs in the future.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/18/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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