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A 73-year-old female asked:

i have been taking flagyl and cipro for 5 days for diverticulitis and have had loose stools for a few days. is it safe to take imodium to help with loose stools? i've also been taking probiotics?

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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 39 years experience
I would suggest that you just continue the probiotics, if the loose stools is not bad, well after you have stopped the antibiotics. If the loose stool is bad it may be better to be reevaluated rather than take Imodium.

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