Which antibiotics are effective in the treatment of diverticulitis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The effectiveness of single- or multiple-agent antibiotic regimens for outpatient therapy are essentially the same when they provide both anaerobic and aerobic coverage. [6, 7]

Potential regimens include the following:

  • Ciprofloxacin plus metronidazole

  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole plus metronidazole

  • Amoxicillin-clavulanate

  • Moxifloxacin (for patients intolerant of both metronidazole and beta-lactam agents)


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