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Why was I given a different antibiotic for c. Dificile?

Why was I given a different antibiotic for c. Dificile?

The 1st didn't work: Clostridium difficile can be "difficile" to treat and might not respond to the first round of antibiotics (usually Metronidazole or vancomycin) it some times takes weeks of antibiotics to treat this infection, in fact. Stick with the new antibiotic and good luck! ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Do IV antibiotics cause c diff?

Do IV antibiotics cause c diff?

Most common: cause for C diff colitis, one of the most common in hospital acquired complication. Many other factors may contribute, too. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get c.Diff 6 months after last dose of antibiotics?

Is it possible to get c.Diff 6 months after last dose of antibiotics?

Yes, it is: C diff can happen at any time and it can be 6 months after an antibiotic dose. Some people never have symptoms or they may be mild. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics safe anymore? Seems u get this c diff bug while tryin to get better from another illness. Why is this? I'm a unlucky 1 who caught this

Are antibiotics safe anymore? Seems u get this c diff bug while tryin to get better from another illness. Why is this? I'm a unlucky 1 who caught this

Safe if needed: If you need antibiotics for a documented bacterial infection and not just for a "cold" or non indicated reason it is safe. There is always a risk of c. Difficile under any circumstances. ...Read more

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Please clarify why c-diff happens more often after ending antibiotics vs. while still on them? Tested for c-diff while on meds, neg. Now done, worried

Please clarify why c-diff happens more often after ending antibiotics vs. while still on them? Tested for c-diff while on meds, neg. Now done, worried

No need to worry: There's a difference between Clotridium difficile symptoms and testing. When antibioitcs suppress other bacteria, it can take several days for C diff to grow to enough to cause symptoms, which might happen even after the antibiotic is stopped. But if a stool test was negative, then you had no C diff in your intestines at all. In that base, once stopping it you are at little or no risk of symptoms. ...Read more

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Best antibiotic for c diff?

Just two: 1st stop the antibiotic that caused it. Sometimes that's enough. The usual starting is Flagyl while more severe cases require oral vancomycin. There are several other antibiotics occasionally used. ...Read more

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How to prevent c-diff while on antibiotics?

Yogurt with cultures: Talk non pasteurized yogurt (has to have active cultures in it). ...Read more

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What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?

What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?

MIC: The numbers on any culture are the minimum inhibitory concentration. In simple english, can the abx kill the bug and if can be used. Try this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_inhibitory_concentration. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Cefol (Definition)

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