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What are the possible side effects of Dificid?

The most common side effects from Dificid (fidaxomicin), an antibiotic prescribed for severe diarrhea caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile, are nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Intestinal bleeding, anemia, neutropenia (low white blood cells) and rashes may also occur. 

Rare but potentially serious side effects include weakness, fatigue, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, chest pain, a fast, pounding heartbeat, pale skin, cold hands and feet, stomach cramps, bright red blood in vomit, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, black tar-like stools, bright red stools or fever, sore throat, chills or other signs of infection. Signs of an allergic reaction include trouble breathing, itching, and swelling of the mouth, face or throat. If you experience any of these symptoms while taking Dificid, call your doctor right away.

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