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i want to know if there is an otc drug that works like flagyl for diverticulitis.

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Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Unfortunately no: But avoiding constipation with high fiber diet/good water intake and/or use of stool softeners may help.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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No: You need an Rx for these type of antibiotics
Answered on Mar 14, 2016

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