A 21-year-old member asked:
Can i take antibiotics or over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug for ane. coli infection?
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Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Yes: The strains of e.Coli that cause travelers diarrhea can be treated with the antibiotics Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or rifaximin. Antidiarrheal can be taken for symptoms. In the past there was some concern that antidiarrheals would prolong the infection, but that does not seem to be the case.
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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Last updated Dec 28, 2014
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