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I have diverticulitus, and have had diareaha for the last

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Question: I have diverticulitus, and have had diareaha for the last 5 days. What other options do I have to stop the symptoms to be able to return to work? I do not have extreme cramping, bloody stool or fever. But when I eat something the watery diarreaha starts again within the hour of consuming food.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Imodium 4mg thrice daily. Low doses won't help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for choosing 'Ask a doctor' service for your query.

As you are concerned about the treatment:
Continue taking the tablet Imodium 4mg thrice daily to stop loose watery stools.

As diverticulitis is caused by bacteria as well as protozoa take any broad-spectrum antibiotic like Ciprofloxacin 500 mg three times a day to cover bacteria and Metronidazole 400mg three times a day to cover protozoal infection. These are prescription based medications.

However, in case you can't get a prescription just take Imodium 4mg thrice daily to stop loose motions(it's over the counter).

Along with it take a probiotic like Econorn twice daily and add fiber supplements to the diet.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Thanks.


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I have diverticulitus, and have had diareaha for the last

Brief Answer: Imodium 4mg thrice daily. Low doses won't help. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for choosing 'Ask a doctor' service for your query. As you are concerned about the treatment: Continue taking the tablet Imodium 4mg thrice daily to stop loose watery stools. As diverticulitis is caused by bacteria as well as protozoa take any broad-spectrum antibiotic like Ciprofloxacin 500 mg three times a day to cover bacteria and Metronidazole 400mg three times a day to cover protozoal infection. These are prescription based medications. However, in case you can't get a prescription just take Imodium 4mg thrice daily to stop loose motions(it's over the counter). Along with it take a probiotic like Econorn twice daily and add fiber supplements to the diet. Let me know if I can assist you further. Thanks.