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Just had a minor bout of diverticulitis... how long to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl...7 or 10 or 14 days. Feeling much better after just 24 hours with meds.

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: You need to ask

this question to your doctor who knows your medical history.
I do not advise you to treat yourself for an assumed diverticulitis if this is the case.

In brief: You need to ask

this question to your doctor who knows your medical history.
I do not advise you to treat yourself for an assumed diverticulitis if this is the case.
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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Dr. Inaam Schneider
Regardless of felling better , you should complete a course of antibiotics according to the instructions of the prescribing physician . Best regards
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Take the antibiotics

till they are gone and ask your doctor who is treating you to get the best answer to your question.

In brief: Take the antibiotics

till they are gone and ask your doctor who is treating you to get the best answer to your question.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Typically

Patients are treated with 10-14 days of antibiotics, but there are studies demonstrated if rapid resolution of symptoms that 7 days isn't unreasonable.
In fact there are Swedish studies demonstrated that uncomplicated left sided diverticulitis doesn't even necessarily require antibiotics treatment wise(though this really isn't typically the treatment course here in the US.)

In brief: Typically

Patients are treated with 10-14 days of antibiotics, but there are studies demonstrated if rapid resolution of symptoms that 7 days isn't unreasonable.
In fact there are Swedish studies demonstrated that uncomplicated left sided diverticulitis doesn't even necessarily require antibiotics treatment wise(though this really isn't typically the treatment course here in the US.)
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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