When is antibiotic monotherapy indicated for the treatment of diverticulitis and which antibiotics are used?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Monotherapy with beta-lactamase-inhibiting antibiotics or carbapenems is appropriate for patients who are moderately ill and require admission. Such antibiotics include the following [6] :

  • Piperacillin/tazobactam
  • Ticarcillin/clavulanic acid
  • Ertapenem

Monotherapy in severely ill patients, especially those who are immunocompromised, includes the following:

  • Meropenem
  • Imipenem-cilastatin
  • Piperacillin-tazobactam
  • Doripenem

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