C Difficile treatment is focused on a selection of key antibiotics. For many people the c diff treatment works and it goes away after 7-14 days. About 20% of the patients are not cured and more powerful drugs must be used. The common and least expensive drug used is Flagyl (metronidazole). If Flagyl is not effective then Vancocin (vancomycin) is the next choice – but it is more expensive and is also usually reserved for the worst cases, so that strains vulnerable to the drug of ‘last resort’ do not develop.
A new drug called Fidaxomicin is also becoming a C Difficile treatment option. It is thought to target C Diff only and cause less disruption to the intestine as a result
A new therapy that involves placing specially treated fecal matter from a relative inside the intestine of a sufferer is also being researched. The evidence so far indicates that for many it ends their chronic C Diff infections. Find out more about c difficile treatment below.
• What are the symptoms
• How do I know I have it
• How is it treated?
• Is there a suggested C Diff diet
• What is the 90% cured 'fecal transplant' therapy?
• What is C Diff?
• The C Diff Smell - Key Facts for You
Understanding Your C Diff Infection
What is C Diff • Your Symptoms: A Guide • How is it diagnosed?
How does it make you ill? • Colitis - The colon corroder
What are C Difficile toxins? • What is Clostridium Difficile?
Is it a bacteria • C Diff Test - Your Guide
How do you catch it
What is the Contagious Period? | Is There an Incubation Period
Is it contagious? | Is it Contagious Through Airborne Transmission?
How is it Transmitted? | How can it be prevented?
C Difficile Treatment
What about recurring infections? • What is the 'fecal transplant' therapy?
C Diff Drugs Vancocin • Flagyl Treatment • Fidaxomicin (Dificid)
C Diff Treatment • C Diff Diet
Article written by Dave Roberts.
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