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Beverly Hills, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) weeks ago had sudden chronicdiarrhea for 11 days dr said it was from bacieria from cipro (ciprofloxacin) she wanted to put me on antibiotics but i feel btr?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Take the treatment: It sounds like you have clostridium difficile colitis. It is caused by this toxin producing bacteria overgrowing in the colon after taking antibiotics. It is treated with a 10-14 day course of oral Flagyl or vancomycin which are active against the c. Diff. Unfortunately relapses occur in 25-30% of treated patients requiring re-treatment.
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