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What is Dificid?

Dificid (fidaxomicin) is an antibiotic prescribed to treat diarrhea caused by a bacterium called Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). The diarrhea caused by C. difficile can be severe, even life-threatening. Dificid works only against C. difficile and only in the intestines. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011.

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