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Suggest Treatment For Indigestion, Abdominal Cramps And Bloating

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Hi Dr, I had indigestion, abdominal cramps, bloating and could see mucus in the stools for more than a week and it was not reducing. Not sure maybe because i ate some raw salads or something. I guessed it may be some gastrointestinal infection. I did not have any nausea or dysentry though. I started using O2 -ofloxacin and ornidazole tablets twice daily. I have used it for 6 days. I feel good now, the abdominal cramps and mucus has stopped. Can I stop it now. What is optimum duration for use of O2 -ofloxacin and ornidazole for intestinal infection ? Please help. Thanks in Advance !
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klerida Shehu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be used up to 7 days

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and am sorry for the situation you are in.


Your symptoms are indicative for possible intestinal infection. O2-oofloxacin is a broad spectrum antibiotic. It can be used for up to 7 days.

Ornidazole is an antibiotic used to treat gram negative microorganisms and intestinal parasites. It can be also used for up 7 days.

Probiotics are advised to take too and increase water intake.

Hope it answered to your question.
Dr.Klerida
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Klerida Shehu (14 minutes later)
Thanks Dr. I need some more information -

a. After using the O2 -ofloxacin and ornidazole do I need to mandatorily follow it up with a luminal amebicide like Diloxanide furoate ? But this requires a prescription. I am not be able to visit a gastroentrologist. Is there an over the counter alternative which works like a luminal amebicide ?

b. What lab tests do I need to get done to confirm the eradication of intestinal parasites ?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klerida Shehu (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Should confirm amebiasis first

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,


1. diluxanide is a luminal amebicide. It is used in intestinal amebiasis. However, first we want to make sure you really have amebiasis.

2. Confirmatory tests include:
- stool examination for ova / parasites
- abdominal ultrasound

You can follow up with your regular /family doctor , no need to consult a gi specialist.

Once again, should determine first that you have amebiasis, then discuss for follow up treatment and management.

Hope it helped!
Dr.Klerida
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Suggest Treatment For Indigestion, Abdominal Cramps And Bloating

Brief Answer: Can be used up to 7 days Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history carefully and am sorry for the situation you are in. Your symptoms are indicative for possible intestinal infection. O2-oofloxacin is a broad spectrum antibiotic. It can be used for up to 7 days. Ornidazole is an antibiotic used to treat gram negative microorganisms and intestinal parasites. It can be also used for up 7 days. Probiotics are advised to take too and increase water intake. Hope it answered to your question. Dr.Klerida