Dificid is a drug (macrolide antibiotic) that is used to treat diarrhea that is as a result of Clostridium difficile. This is a condition that may sometimes occur after taking antibiotics. Symptoms of Clostridium difficile include bloody stool, diarrhea and severe stomach aches. Dificid has been manufactured to fight resistant type bacteria. However, this drug is not designed to treat other infections, especially viral ones. Dificid is a medicine used in the treatment of diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile infection. In many patients, diarrhea is a serious symptom - one that can result in dehydration, weight loss, and malnutrition. Clostridium difficile infections, particularly of the lower bowel, can cause this diarrhea. Dificid, as a bactericidal antibiotic, is used to kill the Clostridium difficile infection, thereby alleviating the patient's diarrhea. It works by binding to RNAP polymerase and disturbing the genetic replication process. The active ingredient of Dificid is a drug called fidaxomicin. Common side effects associated with Dificid include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, gas, mild rash, and - in some patients - itch.
Drug Name: Dificid
Generic name: Fidaxomicin