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.
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.
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.