treating c. difficile

What Are C. Diff Treatment Options

One of the main causes of C. difficile infection is use of antibiotics that leads to overgrowth of C. diff and naturally the first and logical step is to stop taking the medication.  Depending on how severe the problem is, C. diff treatment consists of:

  • Taking antibiotics.  As Ironic as it seems, the typical C. difficile treatment is taking different type of antibiotic to prevent the growth of the C. diff and treat the symptoms such as diarrhea.

If you have mild to moderate case of C diff infection, your physician may recommend taking metronidazole (Flagyl) which is taken orally.  There is a non-FDA approved drug called Metronidazole that has shown good results for mild to moderate cases. 

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