Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Normal Length Of Time For People To Take Flagyl For Diverticulitis

Share
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
535 doctors shared insights

Diverticulitis (Definition)

Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...Read more


3

3
Taking Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diverticulitis. Should i take probiotics at same time? Can i eat nuts and seeds now or after symptoms (pain) goes away?

Probiotics are safe.: Probiotics will not affect your antibiotic treatment for diverticulitis and are safe to take. I would avoid eating anything with seeds or nuts as these may get stuck in a diverticulum and cause a flare of diverticulitis. Risk of recurrence is drastically reduced by removing the diseased part of the colon. ...Read more

4

4
Took 5g Flagyl over 6 months for repeated diverticulitis, emg now shows slow nerve velocity where previous emg normal-- coincidence?

Known to cause: Flagyl ( metronidozole ) prolonged use known to cause both peripheral and autonomic neuropathies , speak to your doctor , for alternative medication. If you are suffering for over 6 months surgical resection is also an available option. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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! ...Read more

6

6
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Dr "presumably" diagnosed me with diverticulitis. Im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl. My bowels changed in color now dark and pasty is this normal?

Dr "presumably" diagnosed me with diverticulitis.  Im 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. ...Read more

8

8
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. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Wilt
966 doctors shared insights

Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more