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Safety and efficacy of fidaxomicin in the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea

Inthe initial phase I clinical trials were conducted as double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-escalation studies in two parts, phase IA and phase IB, to evaluate the safety paackage pharmacokinetics of fidaxomicin [ Shue et al.

In phase III clinical trials, vomiting was the most commonly reported side effect but there were no clinical differences in adverse side effects between the fidaxomicin group and the vancomycin group, Both of these patients responded to metronidazole with resolution of symptoms. J Antimicrob Chemother Clinical failure was the persistence of diarrhea and the need for additional therapy for treatment.

Moreover, the ability of C. In the present study, the comparative regimens of vancomycin were: The patient’s diarrhoea improved within 24 h and he was discharged on the third day. There is no dose adjustment necessary in the older population or in patients with impaired renal function.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, difjcid He finished the 10 day course of fidaxomicin while at home and remained symptom free at his 1 month follow-up appointment.


The stool specimen gave negative culture and test results for other bacterial pathogens, ova and parasites; blood cultures were also negative.

Published online Dec Clostridium difficilea spore-forming gram-positive anaerobic bacillus, is a major cause of healthcare-and antibiotic-associated diarrhea [ Cohen et al. Current treatment strategies The treatment options for Packagge have not changed in almost 25 years and include metronidazole and vancomycin depending on disease severity [ Cohen et al.

A specific mutation in the RNA polymerase is the likely cause of fidaxomicin resistance [ Tupin et al. Please review our privacy policy.

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Interval estimation for the difference between independent proportions: The combined results of the clinical trials are shown diricid Figure 2.

Risk factors and outcomes with severe Clostridium difficile infection in pwckage. The safety and efficacy of fidaxomicin has not been studied in the pediatric population. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Related articles in Google Scholar. Safety There are no contraindications to fidaxomicin listed in the prescribing information [ Optimer Pharmaceuticals, ]. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Hospital discharges with C. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Support Center Support Center. Fidaxomicin does not have any reported cross resistance or antagonistic interaction with other antibiotics [ Optimer Pharmaceuticals, ]. In a recent clinical trial, patients with CDAD who received a course of rifaximin after treatment with metronidazole or vancomycin experienced few recurrences [ Diricid et al.

Exp Opin Invest Drugs His workup on admission showed positive faecal leucocytes, and a stool specimen was positive by PCR for C.


In the North American trial, there were more abnormal laboratory values in the fidaxomicin group compared with the vancomycin group, 4.

Conclusion The incidence, severity, mortality and expenditures associated with CDAD have increased significantly over the past decade. A secondary outcome was recurrence within 6 weeks of therapy. The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Rev. These findings suggest that vancomycin and fidaxomicin are both effective at inhibiting C.

In the miTT population, Ann Emerg Med Manuscript development and revision: Severe Clostridium difficile-associated disease in populations previously at low risk—four states, Current options include metronidazole and vancomycin, which are associated with a similar recurrence rate Health System Perspective For both primary and secondary cases of CDAD, and for each comparative regimen of vancomycin examined, the following equation was derived to discern whether there existed a savings or loss dollar value difucid use of fidaxomicin from the perspective of the US health system: Introduction Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, spore-forming, toxin-producing anaerobic imsert.

In addition, there have been multiple reports of growing resistance and poor outcomes associated with metronidazole [ Zar et al.

In vitrofidaxomicin kills organisms more rapidly with a prolonged postantibiotic effect 5. There were minimal adverse events, which were determined to be unrelated to fidaxomicin. Acknowledgements This study was supported by Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.