Flagyl or Vancomycin
C. Difficile colitis
almost always occurs when another oral antibiotic, used to treat a different infection, wipes out normal gut bacteria
Patients who develop c.Diff colitis should stop taking that initial oral antibiotic.
Treatment is usually with Metronidazole
) or vancomycin
). For severe cases, doctors may prefer vanco. Newer drugs are available if this treatment fails.
Answer assisted by Jin Packard, Medical Student