Dificid

DRUG DESCRIPTION

DIFICID (fidaxomicin) is a macrolide antibacterial drug for oral administration. Its CAS chemical name is Oxacyclooctadeca-3,5,9,13,15-pentaen-2-one, 3-[[[6-deoxy-4-O-(3,5- dichloro-2-ethyl-4,6-dihydroxybenzoyl)-2-O-methyl-?-D-mannopyranosyl]oxy]methyl]-12- [[6-deoxy-5-C-methyl-4-O-(2-methyl-1-oxopropyl)-?-D-lyxo-hexopyranosyl]oxy]-11-ethyl- 8-hydroxy-18-[(1R)-1-hydroxyethyl]-9,13,15-trimethyl-, (3E,5E,8S,9E,11S,12R,13E,15E,18S)-. The structural formula of fidaxomicin is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Structural Formula of Fidaxomicin

DIFICID (fidaxomicin)  Structural Formula Illustration

DIFICID tablets (200 mg) are film-coated and contain the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, butylated hydroxytoluene, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, talc, polyethylene glycol, and lecithin (soy).



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