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Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
9/6/2014 9:20:02 AM

Reviewer: Jewels, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I will attest that the Vancomycin is easy to use, and its effectiveness while on the medication is good. Except, I've been on Vancomycin for 8 months now and am still not cured. After finishing up with my Vanco regimen, approx. 14 days later i'm down sick again. They are consididing sending me off to OSU in OH. I am so done with this bacterial infection I have !! :(

Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
5/31/2014 11:08:51 AM

Reviewer: kimmiego, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am still suffering the same symptoms before starting meds but Dr. took another stool sample and said it came back negative. Since stopping meds severe headaches, plus no change in original symptoms.

Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
4/22/2014 10:53:03 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After having FOUR bouts of C-diff, the ER prescribed Vanco. I could not get it...who can afford over a grand? I was fortunate enough to have a social worker at the hospital obtain a voucher for a free week from walgreens, the hospital was contracted to participate. I also got another free week from an online company by having my doctor fill out a form, and proving financial need. Keep trying...it ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
4/10/2014 4:12:20 PM

Reviewer: ed, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband was given the oral vancomycin right after he was released from a hospital in to a rehab. The day before he was to be released the C-diff began again. This med was given to him thru a peg tube. I took him home after 3 months at the rehab and we were told to see an infectious control doctor--which we did. She went aggressive by giving him twice the amount of mg. every 6 hours. Afte ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
4/1/2014 6:32:06 PM

Reviewer: Jewels, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
lets see...where do i start. I've had C-Diff since Christmas and out of work. I've been through 2 treatments of Flagyl and this will be my 3rd treatment of Vancomycin. Nothing has worked. I've even tried one of the best ProBiotics on the market (Florastor). I'm a mess and dont know what to do. The dr. is putting me on a protocol that consist of 14 days of vancomycin then after that ... Show Full Comment

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