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Medications for Pseudomembranous Colitis

Drugs associated with Pseudomembranous Colitis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Pseudomembranous Colitis: Pseudomembranous colitis is a complication of antibiotic therapy that causes severe inflammation (irritation and swelling with presence of excess immune cells) in areas of the colon.

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metronidazole Rx B N X 2 reviews
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Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand names:  Flagyl, Flagyl 375, Flagyl IV, Metro

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Brand names:  Vancocin, Vancocin HCl, Vancocin HCl Pulvules

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Flagyl 375 Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Flagyl IV Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Metro Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Vancocin HCl Pulvules Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
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Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Antibiotic-associated colitis; Clostridium Difficile Colitis; Colitis, pseudomembranous; Diarrhea, antibiotic-associated; Necrotizing colitis

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