A 67-year-old female asked:
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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
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
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.
Answered on May 3, 2018
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