Antibiotics

Fidaxomicin (formerly OPT-80, PAR-101 or Difimicin)

It looks like “Fidaxomicin (formerly OPT-80, PAR-101 or Difimicin),” is still looking very promising so be sure to keep searching for its new name, Fidaxomicin. [1]  Again, Fidaxomicin is a new drug soon to complete its last studies before applying for FDA approval.  It has been shown, so far, to a tiny bit more effective […]

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Should I take antibiotics? [Part 4]

Off Antibiotics – No More Cramps or Urges It has been 3 days of not taking the antibiotic now (Azithromycin/Z-Pak).  Within 24 hours of skipping the last dose, and doubling up on the probiotics for a day, I was feeling less cramping and urges that were identical to the prior C Diff bouts I’d had.  […]

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Should I take antibiotics? [Part 2]

Part 1 of this article can be found here. Started Antibiotics Well, I wasn’t getting better, so I decided to take the antibiotics before I had infection spread to my brain or something crazy.  As delirious as I was at this point, though, I knew I needed to do whatever I could to prevent a […]

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Should I take my antibiotics?

Relapses everytime I take antibiotics Because antibiotics seem to cause relapses in my C Diff, I have sworn to my family and friends that I won’t take antibiotics again unless it is life and death.  Everytime I have taken antibiotics since my first bout, I “get” C Diff all over again. Common Cold A week […]

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