FIDAXOMICIN is a Schedule H drug.
Fidaxomicin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.Fidaxomicin is used to treat diarrhea caused by infection with Clostridium difficile.This medication is used to treat a severe intestinal condition Fidaxomicin is known as a macrolide antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of this resistant bacteria.This antibiotic works in the intestines and is not absorbed by your body. It should only be used to treat this type of intestinal bacterial infection. It will not work for other types of infections, including viral infections. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.


FIDAXOMICIN is generally used to treat: Diarrhoea, Bacterial Infection, Clostridium Difficile Infection
FIDAXOMICIN can address symptoms like: Abdomen Pain, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Oral


  • Caution should be exercised in patients with history of infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • You should not use fidaxomicin if you are allergic to it.
  • Fidaxomicin should not be used to treat infections that are not related to Clostridium difficile.
  • Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Follow the directions on your prescription label.Fidaxomicin is usually taken 2 times each day for 10 days. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
  • You may take fidaxomicin with or without food.

Symptoms of Overdosage

FIDAXOMICIN over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing

Common Side-Effects

FIDAXOMICIN : Indigestion, Constipation, Mouth Ulcer, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Abdomen Pain, Chills, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Confusion, Cough, Drowsiness, Fever, Loss Of Appetite, Lower Back Pain, Nausea, Pain With Urination, Pale Skin, Rapid Breathing, Restless Or Irritability, Shortness Of Breath, Throat Soreness, Bloody Or Red Colored Vomit, Fatigue (tiredness), Belching, Eyes Blurred Vision, Difficulty Swallowing, Dry Mouth, Heartburn, Fruity Odor On Breath, Increased Thirst, Frequent Urination, Difficulty Breathing, Abdomen Upset Stomach

Serious Side-Effects


Disease Interactions

FIDAXOMICIN can interfere with: Hypokalemia, Magnesium Deficiency, Heart Arrhythmias

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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