A member asked:

I have acute diverticulitis. was prescribed cipro and flagyl by primary care doc. ended up in er and they took me off cipro and replaced it with ceftin. is ceftin and flagyl good for diverticulitis?

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Uncomp. D'itis RX OP: Despite the broad antibacterial spectrum of ciprofloxacin, most anaerobic organisms are resistant to the drug, whereas several gram-positive organisms are only moderately susceptible.Most used regimen for Ac. Diverticulitis Cipro/Bactrim & Flagyl. Good alternate IS Amox.-Clav. Presently Mesalazine, Rifaxamin,Probioticcs, High soluble fibre intake has a role in prevention of ac. Diverticulitis.

Answered 9/27/2019

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