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Medications for Clostridioides difficile Infection

Other names: C. diff; C. difficile; CDAD; CDI; Clostridial Infection; Clostridium difficile Infection; Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea; Clostridium Infection

About Clostridioides difficile Infection

Infections with bacteria of the genus Clostridium, a group of anaerobic bacteria. They include, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum.

Drugs used to treat Clostridioides difficile Infection

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
vancomycin 6.2 8 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Brand names:  Vancocin, Vancocin HCl, Firvanq, Vancocin HCl Pulvules …show all

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Flagyl 7.0 6 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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metronidazole 4.3 44 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand names:  Flagyl, Flagyl IV, Flagyl 375

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Dificid 7.9 10 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: fidaxomicin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Vancocin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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fidaxomicin 7.8 12 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: fidaxomicin systemic

Brand name:  Dificid

Drug class: macrolides

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Flagyl IV Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Vancocin HCl Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Flagyl 375 Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Firvanq Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Penicillin VK Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin v potassium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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Vancocin HCl Pulvules Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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penicillin g potassium Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Brand name:  Pfizerpen

Drug class: natural penicillins

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penicillin v potassium Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin v potassium systemic

Brand name:  Penicillin VK

Drug class: natural penicillins

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Pfizerpen Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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penicillin g sodium Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin g sodium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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Alternative treatments for Clostridioides difficile Infection

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Clostridioides difficile 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 Clostridioides difficile Infection.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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