C Diff Treatment

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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



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shirley June 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

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

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admin June 11, 2014 at 6:47 am
Michael L McCann MD April 29, 2014 at 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

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sergey ostrovsky April 29, 2014 at 2:02 am

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

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admin April 29, 2014 at 7:41 am
Michael L McCann MD March 16, 2014 at 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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