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Dificid

Dificid Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Dificid

Generic Name: fidaxomicin (Pronunciation: fye DAX oh MYE sin)

What is fidaxomicin (Dificid)?

Fidaxomicin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.

Fidaxomicin is used to treat diarrhea caused by infection with Clostridium difficile.

Fidaxomicin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of fidaxomicin (Dificid)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools; or
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
  • bloating or gas; or
  • mild rash or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Dificid (fidaxomicin tablets for oral administration) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about fidaxomicin (Dificid)?

You should not use fidaxomicin if you are allergic to it.

Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

Fidaxomicin should not be used to treat infections that are not related to Clostridium difficile. This medication is for use only to treat diarrhea caused by infection with Clostridium difficile. Fidaxomicin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as fever, chills, flu symptoms, mouth sores, pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, bloody or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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