Stomach acid is often treated with medications such as Pepcid, but that could put long-term care residents or hospitalized patients at risk for Clostridium difficile, according to a new analysis.
Taking antihistamines such as Tagamet, Pepcid and Zantac increases the risk that people in healthcare settings will be infected with Clostridium difficile, according to a recently published study.
A pair of Clostridium difficile patients were cured through introduction of a super-probiotic synthetic stool called RePOOPulate, leading researchers to express hope that the treatment can be adopted on a more widespread basis.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a test Wednesday that can help physicians diagnose an infection and select the proper antibiotic much more rapidly than with existing tests.
Use of proton pump inhibitors, which have medications used to suppress stomach acid, can increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infections, especially when combined with antibiotics, a new study finds.
Older adults who take blood pressure drugs called calcium channel blockers could experience severe drops in blood pressure if also given antibiotics such as erythromycin (brands like E-Mycin) or clarithromycin (Biaxin), according to a new study. It is believed to be the first large-scale examination of the potential of severe low blood pressure among individuals taking these drugs simultaneously.
Their wart-causing powers having long since been debunked, frogs are now getting a chance to prove their medical worthiness, according to new reports. Scientists are now using frog skin to produce new antibiotics to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as MRSA.