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Diverticulitis why do you have to take flagyl and cipro together, why not one or the other ?

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kaismama 4 Jan 2013

Because they get rid of different kinds of bacteria and depending on the infection, you need that action.

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Smiley22 5 Jan 2013

Thank's for the Information.

cupcake7667 5 Jan 2013

I'd add in a probiotic if you aren't already taking one as those are powerful antibiotics that can destroy all the healthy flora in your intestines. There's a million. A very good one ( but expensive :-() is called Vsl#3. It was initially Rx only. But my GI doc gave me A TON of samples. Maybe you could check with yours? But any good probiotic will help. They should always be refrigerated as that's what keeps the healthy bacteria alive. But, that is my opinion only.

sea1jxw74 3 Oct 2020

Both drugs together, I am told, cause a 1 / 2 punch to help knock off Diverticulitis. A HUGE however, is the all too evident risk of side effects from Cipro when it came to tendons pulling loose inside my body weeks / months / years after I stopped my last dose back in 2017! The most recent was an elbow tendon reattachment in my right arm that occured from lifting a 5 pound binder from the backseat of my car while sitting in the drivers seat. Before that was a tendon in my left leg, separating very painfully when standing up. These side effects are real, painful, and expensive to fix (i.e. surgery). Ask your doctor about them and if there is any alternative.

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