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General Information on Fidaxomicin

Generic Name : Fidaxomicin

Pronunciation : fye-DAX-oh-MYE-sin

Latest prescription information about Fidaxomicin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fidaxomicin

International- Dificid.

Why is Fidaxomicin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a narrow spectrum macrocyclic antibiotic, prescribed for clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD).  It works by killing sensitive bacteria.

When should Fidaxomicin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

None.

What is the dosage of Fidaxomicin?

The recommended dose is one 200 mg tablet orally twice daily for 10 days.

How should Fidaxomicin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fidaxomicin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Fidaxomicin?

   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal distension, abdominal tenderness, indigestion, difficulty in swallowing, flatulence, intestinal obstruction, megacolon.
   Investigations : Increased blood alkaline phosphatase level, decreased blood bicarbonate, increased hepatic enzymes, and decreased platelet count.
   Metabolic : Increased blood sugar, metabolic acidosis.
   Skin : Drug eruption, itching, rash.

What are the other precautions for Fidaxomicin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fidaxomicin?

Store at 20C-25C.

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