What is the treatment for diverticulitis for a patient with a quinolone allergy?

“Physicians should consider treating outpatient diverticulitis with amoxicillin-clavulanate instead of metronidazole with a fluoroquinolone.

What medications should be avoided with diverticulitis?

Some medications such as blood pressure medicines, “water pills” (diuretics), and narcotic pain relievers can increase constipation and increase pressure in the colon. Any of these causes of increased pressure can lead to the formation of diverticula.

What medications bring on diverticulitis?

The use of opioids and steroids can also lead to an episode of diverticulitis. In addition, your doctor may ask if you frequently use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen. The use or overuse of pain relievers is also linked to episodes of diverticulitis.

What antibiotics for diverticulitis flare up?

If antibiotics are given for uncomplicated diverticulitis, consider amoxicillin/clavulanic acid or an oral cephalosporin plus metronidazole if the patient can take oral therapy. If intravenous therapy is needed cefazolin, cefuroxime, or ceftriaxone, all plus metronidazole or ampicillin/sulbactam alone can be used.

Can you take Cipro alone for diverticulitis?

Antibiotics usually are needed to treat patients with diverticulitis. For those with relatively mild symptoms, usually oral antibiotics will be sufficient. Common antibiotic choices can include ciprofloxacin, metronidazole, cephalexin, and doxycycline.

What will aggravate diverticulitis?

Actually, no specific foods are known to trigger diverticulitis attacks. And no special diet has been proved to prevent attacks. In the past, people with small pouches (diverticula) in the lining of the colon were told to avoid nuts, seeds and popcorn.

How do you calm inflamed diverticulitis?

Mild cases of diverticulitis are usually treated with antibiotics and a low-fiber diet, or treatment may start with a period of rest where you eat nothing by mouth, then start with clear liquids and then move to a low-fiber diet until your condition improves. More-severe cases typically require hospitalization.

How do I stop my diverticulitis from flaring up?

Drink plenty of fluids (at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day) if you increase your intake of fiber. Avoid refined foods, such as white flour, white rice, and other processed foods. Prevent constipation by trying over-the-counter stool softeners.