Indications for: DIFICID

Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea.

Adult Dosage:

Use tabs. ≥18yrs: 200mg twice daily for 10 days.

Children Dosage:

<6months: not established. Use oral susp. Give twice daily for 10 days (w. oral dosing syringe). 6months–<18yrs (4–<7kg): 80mg; (7–<9kg): 120mg; (9–<12.5kg): 160mg; (≥12.5kg): 200mg (as oral susp or tabs if able to swallow).

DIFICID Warnings/Precautions:

Not effective for treating other types of infections (minimal systemic absorption). Known macrolide allergy. Discontinue if severe hypersensitivity reactions occur. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

DIFICID Classification:

Macrolide antibiotic.

Adverse Reactions:

Adults: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, GI hemorrhage, anemia, neutropenia; Children: pyrexia, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, increased aminotransferases, rash.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Tabs—20; Susp—150mL