What is C.diff?
Clostridium difficile infection is a bacterial infection that causes symptoms from diarrhea to inflammation of the colon.
What antibiotics are most often used to treat C.diff?
What do I need to know about metronidazole?
Typically oral metronidazole (Flagyl) is used first line to treat mild C.Diff. The dose is usually 500mg three times a day OR 250mg four times a day for 10-14 days.
Side effects include belly upset, diarrhea, dry mouth, dizziness and it can cause a disulfiram reaction –which means it should NOT be taken with any alcohol –here is a video all about why metronidazole and alcohol do not mix!
Good news…Cost for the whole 10-14 day will be ~$4-$10 total!
We would love to hear your experience with treating C.diff !