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C Diff Treatment

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.

Your guide to Flagyl
Vancocin and C Difficile
What is the C Diff ‘fecal transplant’ therapy



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 bacteriaC 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 VancocinFlagyl TreatmentFidaxomicin (Dificid)
C Diff TreatmentC Diff Diet

Article written by Dave Roberts.
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  • shirley June 1, 2014, 10:33 pm

    Will bleach kill the c diff spores? If not what should I use to clean with?

  • Michael L McCann MD April 29, 2014, 6:19 pm

    There is a much better way to treat C diff. I day of vanco or flagyl only then D/C and start a Probiotic (Natren’s HT or Floragen-3) 4 capsules QID until diarrhea abates then 2 BID until C diff is cleared from the stool. Never fails; much better than antibiotics. Michael L McCann MD

  • sergey ostrovsky April 29, 2014, 2:02 am

    I need all the information about c-diff. Please email me any new information.

  • Michael L McCann MD March 16, 2014, 8:15 pm

    I have developed a simple Probiotic treatment for C diff which I believe is superior to fecal transplant. Interested parties may contact me at above email gratis for regimen. MLM

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