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A 61-year-old female asked:

Can i use an antibiotic that i have in the house to start treatment for diverticulitis? it is clarithromycin 250. i have had bouts of diverticulitis

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not the right Atb: Clatithromycin lacks coverage for most of the intestinal bacteria that may cause bouts of diverticulitis. Would suggest calling your PCP if there is phone coverage, visit a local Urgent Care if not too sick, or go to the local Er.

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Last updated May 3, 2018

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