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Medication Guide - Index

This does not pretend to be the final (or even the first) word in describing the medications that have been mentioned in the discussions we have had on the treatment of CC/MC. This is ONLY A GUIDE. For further information, consult your medical professional or research the specific drug on the Internet.

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Note on Antibiotics

Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with nearly all antibacterial agents (antibiotics), including clarithromycin and amoxicillin, and may range in severity from mild to life threatening. Therefore, it is important to consider this diagnosis in patients who present with diarrhea subsequent to the administration of antibacterial agents.

Treatment with antibiotics alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia. Studies indicate that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is a primary cause of "antibiotic-associated colitis." After the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis has been established, therapeutic measures should be initiated.

Mild cases of pseudomembranous colitis usually respond to discontinuation of the drug alone. In moderate to severe cases, consideration should be given to management with fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation, and treatment with an antibacterial drug clinically effective against Clostridium difficile colitis.