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What Can Be Used To Treat Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea
Flagyl/Vancomycin: Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon). For severe cases, a course of Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
C.difficile needs Rx: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff, but if sick get treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics: in addition to making sure it is not a clostridium difficile associated diarrhea as a result of antibiotics, probiotics that have acidophilus and bifidobacterium can help to reestablish good colon health by keeping the balance of bacteria as it should be/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had antibiotic associated diarrhea bad after being on 2 differnt Antibiotics. Been on probiotics. How long before I can take antibiotics again?
Depends : The answer depends on many factors. Did you have an infection with C. difficile? How severe? Which antibiotic contributed to your infection? What is the severity of the new illness requiring antibiotics? Will it need to be treated with the same antibiotic that gave you troubles before? As you can see, the answer is complex, and will need to be addressed by your physician at the time. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have to on low dose augmentin to prevent utis i get. Will taking strong probiotics prevent c-diff and crohns, or antibiotic associated diarrhea?
How long does it usually take for antibiotic side effects like nausea or diarrhea to start, and can pepto bismol be used to treat them?
Antibiotics+diarrhea: If a medication causes nausea, that usually happens right away, within an hour of the first dose. Diarrhea can start after a longer period of time - from several hours to several days. The illness being treated can also be the cause of the diarrhea. Sometimes antibiotic-associated diarrhea requires that we stop or change the antibiotic. if fever or painful diarrhea, please talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Is it possible to get Antibiotic-associated colitis without diarrhea? I seem to match up with all the symptoms but that, after a hefty triple therapy.
Dangerous C. diff: Yes, unfortunately it is possible to have colitis without diarrhea and if you think you have this, you need to be checked today by a doctor. Sometimes a patient may take an antidiarrheal or the illness itself causes a temporary 'bowel paralysis' so this needs to be evaluated for. A host of screening tests can help the doc make this diagnosis - so I suggest calling your primary MD and go to an E.R. ...Read more
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