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Medications for Clostridial Infection

Drugs associated with Clostridial Infection

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

What is Clostridial Infection: Infections with bacteria of the genus Clostridium, a group of anaerobic bacteria. They include, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Flagyl Rx B N X 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
vancomycin Off Label Rx C N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Brand names:  Vancocin, Vancocin HCl, Vancocin HCl Pulvules

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
metronidazole Rx B N X 17 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

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

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Dificid Rx B N 5 reviews
6.0

Generic name: fidaxomicin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vancocin Off Label Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
fidaxomicin Rx B N 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fidaxomicin systemic

Brand name:  Dificid

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Metro Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Flagyl IV Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Flagyl 375 Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vancocin HCl Off Label Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Off Label: Yes

 
Vancocin HCl Pulvules Off Label Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Off Label: Yes

 
Penicillin VK Rx B N Add review
5.0

Generic name: penicillin v potassium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
penicillin v potassium Rx B N Add review
5.0

Generic name: penicillin v potassium systemic

Brand name:  Penicillin VK

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
penicillin g potassium Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Brand name:  Pfizerpen

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
penicillin g sodium Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: penicillin g sodium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Pfizerpen Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Alternative treatments for Clostridial Infection

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Clostridial Infection. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Clostridial Infection.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
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): CDAD; CDI; Clostridium difficile Infection; Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea

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