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A 23-year-old female asked:

Took 3 doses so far of my vancomycin for c. diff. when will it get better & how will i know if things are getting worse?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
3-4 days: The diarrhea in c.Difficile colitis usually improves 3-4 days after the start of effective treatment. You will know if it is getting worse if the diarrhea and cramps worsen or recur. There is a 25% relapse rate after a 10-14 day course of vancomycin or flagyl.
Last updated May 31, 2018

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