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How can I minimize the side effects of Dificid?

You can minimize the side effects of Dificid (fidaxomicin) by taking it exactly as your doctor advises. It is an antibiotic prescribed for diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that can cause severe, even life-threatening symptoms. To minimize side effects, let your doctor know if you have any symptoms that bother you or won't go away. Do not skip any doses of Dificid, and take the entire course of treatment that your doctor prescribes even if you start to feel better. Otherwise, it may not be effective against diarrhea and could lead to bacteria becoming resistant, so that it may not work for you if you get another infection.

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