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Numerous residents of a long-term care facility have developed Clostridium difficileassociated diarrhea over the past week. The nurses at this facility would anticipate that many residents would require which of the following drugs?
A)Linezolid (Zyvox)
B)Daptomycin (Cubicin)
C)Metronidazole (Flagyl)
D)Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin)
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Clinical indications for metronidazole include prevention or treatment of anaerobic bacterial infections (e.g., in colorectal surgery, intra-abdominal infections) and treatment of C. difficile infections associated with pseudomembranous colitis. The other listed antibiotics are not used for the treatment of Clostridium difficileassociated diarrhea.

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