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Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
2/15/2014 1:59:28 PM

Reviewer: Pinkyper1, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I somehow contracted c-diff 5 days after having a colonoscopy and endo. with polyp removal. I had never hear of this. This happened in Dec. trying already to fiqure out why i was losing weight. I need to have ureter looked at for hydroueter and hydrophesis, but can't because it is Feb and i still have c-diff. It is awful. Was on Vanco. and then difficd and now Vanco. again. When will th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
1/29/2014 8:37:32 PM

Reviewer: eveninstar, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have not started the oral vancomycin, yet, but for the cost, you may be able to get the hospital to give it to the pharmacy and the pharmacy can put the oral into capsules, saved my cost from over 350$ to $7.00 after insurance. Flagyl slowed it down, but am still sick, very tired, am over 60 yrs old.

Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
11/21/2013 2:04:12 PM

Reviewer: Joesmoe1023, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
A devil of a drug!!!! My wife was on this poison for 6 months! 3 rounds of 2 months each and she has finally gotten over the cdiff (I think- waiting on the next stool results).. Over the course of treatment she developed what he rheumatologist claims to be fibromyalgia.. After some research I'm beginning to see that there is a vancomycin induced variety of FM. I'm praying that this will su ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
11/21/2013 7:27:37 AM

Reviewer: Tab, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed back in June 2013 with c-diff my doctor put me on flagile however this made me feel worse. so i was then prescribed the vancomycin but I could not afford the copay. my son who is in pharmacy college researched the medication and found the liquid form, so i questioned my dr. i am now on my 3rd prescription of the Vancomycin and although my symptoms have subsided i still live with t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
10/28/2013 7:37:43 AM

Reviewer: jencrdh, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My mom was taking Vanco for 3 months to treat a bad case of c-diff. 2 weeks after stopping, the c-diff flared up again. She's now on 250mg q 6 hours but has bad back & leg pains. Not listed on the list of side effects but I'm assuming it's from the Vanco as nothing else has changed.

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