Which medications are used for outpatient treatment of cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The following medications may be appropriate in this setting:

  • Prophylactic antibiotic coverage with levofloxacin (Levaquin, 500 mg PO qd) and metronidazole (500 mg PO bid), which should provide coverage against the most common organisms

  • Antiemetics, such as oral/rectal promethazine (Phenergan) or prochlorperazine (Compazine), to control nausea and to prevent fluid and electrolyte disorders

  • Analgesics, such as oral oxycodone/acetaminophen (Percocet) or hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin)


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