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Dr. Anthony Sharber
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On Flagyl and Levaquin (levofloxacin) for 5 days so far for diverticulitis. Is it still common to have abdominal pain? Eating low fiber, low fat foods.

If you are better..: Antibiotics usually take a couple of days to work and even when they are working well after a significant episode of infection and inflammation you may stay sore for a few days as long as compared with when you started treatment you are doing better. If not better or worse then you need to be seen again to reconsider treatment options.

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Is there a replacement for metronidazole for diverticulitis?

Is there a replacement for metronidazole for diverticulitis?

Yes: I assume you are referring to outpatient treatment of mild diverticulitis. Flagyl is used to cover anaerobic bacteria that might be involved in the infection and I would not recommend using it alone. Antibiotic used needs to also cover gram negative aerobic bacteria, which is why two antibiotics are usually prescribed. You should discuss this with your physician.

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I've been prescribed Metronidazole and Ciprofloxacn for suspicious diverticulitis. Prescribed on 5/12 and still having pain in lower left side.

I've been prescribed Metronidazole and Ciprofloxacn for suspicious diverticulitis. Prescribed on 5/12 and still having pain in lower left side.

Contact your doctor: Five days is too soon for complete clearing of symptoms; it may take a couple of weeks. Or perhaps something else is going on, since the diagnosis of diverticulitis is only "suspiciou". Check back with the doctor treating you.

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Diagnosed with diverticulitis on Sept15th 2017 went on 10 days of antibiotics Metronidazole & Ciprofloxacin 500mg finished the 10 days was feeling great no pain for 2 week & was following proper diet but went off course for 1 day now pain back why?

Recurrence?: In this context, the first thought might be a recurrence if the diverticulitis. Or a complication like an abscess? Or another inflammatory or infectious bowel disease? Regardless, you need an examination and a CT scan.

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Is it safe to take a laxitive when taking metronidazole and ciprofloxacin for treatment of diverticulitis?

Is it safe to take a laxitive when taking metronidazole and ciprofloxacin for treatment of diverticulitis?

Ask your doc 1st!: Diverticulitis is a serious infection of the lower intestines. If you cannot have a bowel movement, without a laxative, it may be a sign that your infection is getting worse. Please call your doctor and let him know now. If you have abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, or other worsening symptoms, got to an ER.

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Was diagnosed with diverticulitis on friday. Am on metronidazole and ciproflaxacin, feel terrible! Lethargic, flu-like symptoms. Is this expected?

Was diagnosed with diverticulitis on friday. Am on metronidazole and ciproflaxacin, feel terrible! Lethargic, flu-like symptoms. Is this expected?

Follow up scheduled?: Is this your first bout? Was the diagnosis confirmed on ct? Are you staying well hydrated? Diverticulitis is not too common in young people... Assuming the diagnosis is correct and you are otherwise healthy, a steady improvement is expected. If not, repeat labs or scan maybe needed. More severe cases do require IV antibiotics. Most importantly, you must stay in contact with your treating doc.

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Can I take ibuprofen pm. Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Metronidazole. I took the antiobiotic at 2pm today. I have diverticulitis and I cant sleep?

Can I take ibuprofen pm. Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Metronidazole. I took the antiobiotic at 2pm today. I have diverticulitis and I cant sleep?

Meds ok: That combination of meds is probably ok, but check with the ohaacy or the doctor that described them to be sure for your case. You could try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help you sleep. It's usually very effective for this. Hope this helps!

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Metronidazole (diverticulitis) for 4days 3x400mg. No alcohol, no other drugs. I have bad anxiety, insomnia, sweating, dizziness, thirst. Very worried.

Metronidazole (diverticulitis) for 4days 3x400mg. No alcohol, no other drugs. I have bad anxiety, insomnia, sweating, dizziness, thirst. Very worried.

Drink lots of water,: Drink lots of water, walk if you can and take your temperature daily. You are likely breaking the fever as the infection gets under control. Most cases of uncomplicated diverticulitis resolve with antibiotics, but you should see a GI doctor or a surgeon for a workup once the attack is better. A colonoscopy in 6 weeks is usually done to screen for colon tumors once you are feeling better.

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On lg dose cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levaquin for diverticulitis had bicep tendon ligament, both rotator cuffs, acl, meniscus, all tear. No warnings, r drs responsible?

On lg dose cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levaquin for diverticulitis had bicep tendon ligament, both rotator cuffs, acl, meniscus, all tear. No warnings, r drs responsible?

Diverticulitis: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin are antibiotics often used for diverticulitis, also often used with metronidazole. I am unaware of any relationship, or possible mechanism that either the diverticulitis or the antibiotics can cause the orthopedic problems you mentioned. I would also add that a proper exam by an orthopedist, usually with sophisticated imaging is required to make those diagnoses. Hope this helps!

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What is the standard dosage of metronidazole for diverticulosis for an adult?

Metronidazole: Metronidazole is excellent to fight diverticuilar infection; it eliminates anerobic bacteria; dosing depends a bit upon liver function, body size, and age - but the typical dose is 250-500 mg three times daily. Most adults with normal liver functions will receive 500 mg three times a day.

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I have been diagnosed with Diverticulitis. How do I stop the diarrhea? Currently taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl.

I have been diagnosed with Diverticulitis. How do I stop the diarrhea? Currently taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl.

Be careful!!!: Diarrhea usually IS NOT part of the symptom complex of diverticulitis. How was your case diagnosed? Did you have a CT scan. And even if you did colitis, which is just a general term for inflamed colon, can look like diverticulitis but it would more commonly cause diarrhea. If diarrhea started after taking antibiotics you could have C diff colitis which requires stool culture and can be serious

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I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and was started on Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin). How long before feeling better?

I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and was started on Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin). How long before feeling better?

48 hours: You really should start feeling better within 48 hours, if not earlier. If your symptoms are not improving or worsening, you should consider talking to the doctor that prescribed the antibiotics.

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Dr "presumably" diagnosed me with diverticulitis. I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl. My bowels changed in color now dark and pasty is this normal?

Dr "presumably" diagnosed me with diverticulitis. I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl. My bowels changed in color now dark and pasty is this normal?

Not normal!!!: Black and pasty could mean that you have and upper gastrointestinal bleed... although unlikely... Call your prescribing doctor, and do not panic.

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I have been told that I have diverticulitis and colitis. I am on oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for both. How long for the meds to kick in and the diarrheatostop?

I have been told that I have diverticulitis and colitis. I am on oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for both. How long for the meds to kick in and the diarrheatostop?

Confirm the dx: You first have to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Diverticular associated colitis is a real entity, but it is less common than ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. If a gastroenterologist confirmed that diagnosis with colonoscopy and biopsy, then sometimes antibiotics, such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl may not work to stop the diarrhea. Other treatment options are possible.

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Can I take cipro and flagyl (I have diverticulitis) with my Ativan for my anxiety? Is there any interactions?

Can I take cipro and flagyl (I have diverticulitis) with my Ativan for my anxiety? Is there any interactions?

No interactions: These antibiotics are used all the time in people taking Ativan and other anti-anxiety drugs. Check with your doctor if you remain in doubt, but I see no reason for worry. Good luck for rapid clearance of your diverticulis!

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I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and was started on Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Is that the usual therapy?

I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and was started on Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Is that the usual therapy?

Yes, quite common: It sounds like you have uncomplicated diverticulitis, which is most often treated as outpatient with oral antibiotics, often Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl. Most people get better; most (about 65%) won't have any more episodes. For those who do have another episode, 99% are less serious than the first one. After the acute episode is over, make sure to drink enough water (64 oz/day) and add a fiber supplement.

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