Is oral metronidazole or vancomycin effective in the treatment of Clostridium difficile (C diff) colitis?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Faten N Aberra, MD, MSCE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The use of oral metronidazole or vancomycin produces response rates of greater than 95% in mild to moderate cases, with symptomatic improvement (diarrhea) in as little as 3-4 days and complete resolution in 7-10 days


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