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When can I stop taking Dificid?

As with all antibiotics, you should continue to take Dificid (fidaxomicin) for the full course of treatment, usually 10 days. This antibiotic specifically targets the Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria that can cause severe diarrhea. You may feel better within a few days of taking Dificid, but it's important that you take it for the full course of treatment. Otherwise, your diarrhea may return; it's also possible that you may develop Dificid-resistant bacteria, so that if you become infected with C. difficile again, Dificid may not be effective for you.

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