How is uncomplicated cholecystitis treated?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In cases of uncomplicated cholecystitis, outpatient treatment may be appropriate. The following medications may be useful in this setting:

  • Levofloxacin and metronidazole for prophylactic antibiotic coverage against the most common organisms

  • Antiemetics (eg, promethazine or prochlorperazine) to control nausea and prevent fluid and electrolyte disorders

  • Analgesics (eg, oxycodone/acetaminophen)


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