Dificid

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CVS PHARMACY Retail

$7,334.39

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33%

$4,899.28 With Free Coupon
GIANT EAGLE PHARMACY Retail

$7,334.39

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32%

$5,013.32 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY Retail

$7,334.39

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30%

$5,115.47 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 10961
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 01353
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 10960
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 06733
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 01589
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 10892
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 04783
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 10956
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
RITE AID PHARMACY 10942
$5,147.19 With Free Coupon
WALMART PHARMACY Retail

$5,799.97

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11%

$5,164.25 With Free Coupon
WALGREENS Retail

$7,334.39

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29%

$5,181.29 With Free Coupon
PERIGON PHARMACY 360
$5,360.46 With Free Coupon
JEFFREYS DRUG STORE, MEDICINE SHOPPE 1962
$5,361.86 With Free Coupon
CANONSBURG GEN DISCHARGE
$5,361.86 With Free Coupon
SPARTAN PHARMACY
$5,361.86 With Free Coupon
ASTI'S SOUTH HILLS PHARMACY
$5,361.86 With Free Coupon
LEBANON SHOPS PHARMACY
$5,361.86 With Free Coupon
THE MEDICINE SHOPPE PHARMACY
$5,361.86 With Free Coupon
SOLLON PHARMACY
$5,424.12 With Free Coupon
WASHINGTON CARE PHARMACY
$5,424.12 With Free Coupon
WASHINGTON HOSPITAL PHARMACY
$5,424.12 With Free Coupon
Dificid

Drug Info for dificid

Fidaxomicin is used to treat diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile (C. difficile; a type of bacteria that may cause severe or life-threatening diarrhea) in adults and children 6 months of age and older. Fidaxomicin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria in the intestines. Fidaxomicin will not treat infections in any other part of the body. Antibiotics such as fidaxomicin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

Dificid treats Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea (CDAD). There is not a generic version of Dificid currently available. The average Dificid cash price can be quite expensive at about $4,347 for a supply of 20, 200 mg oral tablets. Fortunately, an easy way to reduce the Dificid price is to use our free OptionRx discount card at a local participating pharmacy for discounts of up to 80 percent off the retail price.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Take all of the medicine in your prescription to clear up your infection, even if you feel better after the first few doses.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Store the mixed suspension in the refrigerator for up to 12 days. Throw away any unused medicine after 12 days.

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.

Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.

Oral suspension: Remove the bottle of mixed suspension from the refrigerator 15 minutes before using it and shake it well. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to fidaxomicin.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or any allergy to macrolide antibiotics.

Do not take any medicine to treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor. Diarrhea medicines may make the diarrhea worse or make it last longer.

Use this medicine only to treat the infection your doctor has prescribed it for. Do not use this medicine for any infection or condition that has not been checked by a doctor. This medicine will not treat the flu or the common cold.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease or liver disease.

Do not take any medicine to treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor. Diarrhea medicines may make the diarrhea worse or make it last longer. If you have any questions about this or if mild diarrhea continues or gets worse, check with your doctor.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Use this medicine only to treat the infection your doctor has prescribed it for. Do not use this medicine for any infection or condition that has not been checked by a doctor. This medicine will not treat the flu or the common cold.

  • Severe constipation, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain.
  • Severe constipation, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
  • Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, and body aches.
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches
  • Mild nausea, vomiting, gas, stomach upset
  • Rash or itching skin.
Frequently Asked Questions

Dificid (fidaxomicin) is a macrolide antibiotic that works by killing bacteria in the intestines. As an antibiotic, Dificid treats diarrhea caused by a bacteria in the intestines - it will not treat other infections in other parts of the body or viral infections. Dificid oral tablets are not recommended for patients under 18 years old.

While there are alternative drugs available on the market to treat CDAD, there is currently no drug similar to Dificid available on the U.S. market. Consult with your doctor for more information on alternative treatment options.

Dificid oral tablets can cost around $4,347 for a supple of 20, 200 mg tablets. Fortunately, there are a few ways to save money. To reduce the high Dificid retail price, print our free Dificid coupon card and get up to 80% off when you fill your prescription at your local pharmacy.

There is not a generic version of Dificid currently available. You can use our free Dificid discount card to reduce the cost of this drug by up to 80 percent when you purchase this medication at a participating local pharmacy.

Dificid comes as 200 mg oral tablets. Your doctor will determine which dosage is right for you. Always take Dificid as directed.

There are different ways to get Dificid discounts. There is the Dificid Savings coupon which is a manufacturer coupon. There are also two patient assistance programs for patients who reside in the U.S. which are the Merck Patient Assistance Program and the Merck Connect Program. Contact these programs directly for more information. Our OptionRx coupon card is free and easy to use, and customers usually find they save the most on medications using our coupon.