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Is there over-the-counter medicine that I can take for diverticulitis?
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Dr. Lawrence Herman
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Diverticulosis is a process through which the colon makes "pockets" over time.
It is a common condition and generally does not cause discomfort or fever. However, when one of these pockets becomes obstructed through stool or food by-products, the condition is called diverticulitis. This is a more serious condition for which antibiotics, either orally or intravenously administered, are required.

In brief: No
Diverticulosis is a process through which the colon makes "pockets" over time.
It is a common condition and generally does not cause discomfort or fever. However, when one of these pockets becomes obstructed through stool or food by-products, the condition is called diverticulitis. This is a more serious condition for which antibiotics, either orally or intravenously administered, are required.
Dr. Lawrence Herman
Dr. Lawrence Herman
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: No
You should see a physician for diverticulitis to prevent it from progressing.
Over the counter should not be sought without a doc's input.

In brief: No
You should see a physician for diverticulitis to prevent it from progressing.
Over the counter should not be sought without a doc's input.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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