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Diverticulitis And Ibuprofen
Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.
Could still B intern: -hemorrhoid so, best 2 have it checked out. Usually if blood is from higher up in the GI tract it's black. Still I would B evaled. ...Read more
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for pain while I'm on cipro and Flagyl for a diverticulitis flair up?
Yes: Yes you can. There is no relationship in how they work and can be taken together without concern of a possible cross reaction. ...Read more
Can I take ibuprofen pm. Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Metronidazole. I took the antiobiotic at 2pm today. I have diverticulitis and I cant sleep?
Diverticulitis (dr diagnosed)--on 2 antibiotics. Pain continúes; moderate not excruciating. Can I take ibuprofen? Tylenol (acetaminophen) not working.
It takes a few days: You don't say how long since you started the antibiotics. It takes a few days for diverticulitis and similar infections to improve with antibiotics. Ibuprofen might help, but if has been more than 2-3 days, or if you also have fever, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Yes: I know this online forum is here to answer questions but I think it's also imperative that patients tell their physicians everything they're taking. And buy all their medications from same pharmacy so pharmacist can look for interactions too (doc should do so too). And in this day & age, patients have same access to drug interaction database as physicians. Yes, vicodin & Ibuprofen can be taken tog. ...Read more
Hi I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis and also have gout. Should I be careful with the antibiotics they have me on vs the steroids n gout meds.
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Possibly: Diverticulitis is inflammation of the large bowel (also known as the colon). The inflammation results from simple infection to catastrophic perforation with leakage of contents into the abdomen. Most patients experience very minimal symptoms and are easily treated with antibiotics. However, some patients present with life-threatening symptoms, requiring hospitalization and emergency surgery. ...Read more
It is rare: Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and peritonitis caused by spillage of stool from colon into the abdominal cavity. In severe cases it usually needs surgery and in these cases patient may end up having a colostomy. These days it is so rare to die from diverticulitis. ...Read more
Probably ok: True acute diverticulitis is an infection requiring antibiotics for treatment. During acute diverticulitis one may be directed to eat lighter, smaller, softer, low fiber foods. As the infection resolves, eventually a high fiber diet would then be recommended to help prevent recurrences. Corn bread by itself, in moderation, should have no affect on diverticulitis. Drink plenty water too. ...Read more
Inflamed pocket: Diverticulosis is thin walled pockets in wall of colon. Diverticulitis: inflammation of pockets. Not caused by something getting stuck in them, but from increased pressure in bowel: weakest link, so small perforation, with spasm, inflammation. Mild: outpt rx, oral antibiotics; more so: inpatient abs; severe: surgery for drainage, inpt abs. Hi fiber diet may help prevent. Itis: no fiber initially. ...Read more
No: While there are many different antibiotics that can be used to treat diverticulitis, and taking a regular fiber supplement may reduce the likelihood of further episodes, the only cure for diverticulitis is to remove the diseased portion of the colon. This is commonly done as a laparoscopic operation. It represents major surgery and is only indicated under certain circumstances. ...Read more
Not sure what asking: Inflamed diverticuli may affect adjacent tissues with the inflammation of these producing a wide spectrum of symptoms. They may perforate and produce localized abscesses, peritonitis, sepsis, formation of fistulous tracts to other organs, scarring and adhesions may create intestinal obstruction. If appropriately managed, however, these are uncommon. ...Read more
2 problems: Acute diverticulitis is commonly treated with antibiotic such as Flagyl and clindamycin, effective against anaerobic (lack of oxygen areas) bacteria. See prior answer for more details. Intestinal spasm can be a part of diverticulitis, but is really a problem unto itself. There is only one cause of pain in the lower GI tract: abd wall muscle spasm. This is underlying ibs, colon masses/obstruction. ...Read more
If you took more:
Than the directed amount - then it was too much. If you took an overdose - call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk. ...Read more
YES.: Maximum single dose in 800 mg for adults and maximum daily dose 2400 mg. BUT I do not recommend the max doses for more than a few days. Also certain contraindications for some patients may apply as well. ...Read more
See below: The side effects are similar to all nsaids. They include stomach/gi side effects such as stomach pain, GI bleeding etc. They can cause kidney function to be lower. Patients with heart problems need to be careful with this type of medication. Liver function abnormalities are rare. Skin rash are possible but again rare. Read all information regarding side effects of nuprin (ibuprofen). ...Read more
Dosage?: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more