Doxycycline - would this med be good for diveritulitis?
- 16 Jan 2013 by molly1965
- 16 January 2013
I don't think doxycycline would help much in treatment of diverticulitis. Being an antibiotic it may help to some degree but not enough to solve the problem.
I just googled meds for diverticulitis, this link will take you to the recommended meds.
However, if you're having a flare, which is diverticulitis, just as important as medical mgmt is nutrition therapy, and the recommended diet for when you are are having a flare is A diverticulitis diet can't treat or prevent diverticulitis. Rather, it's intended to give your digestive system a chance to rest. A diverticulitis diet is typically recommended along with antibiotics for mild or uncomplicated cases of diverticulitis. You want to start with only clear liquids for a few days. Examples of beverages allowed on a clear liquid diet include:
Fruit juices without pulp, such as apple or grape juice
Ice pops without bits of fruit or fruit pulp
Tea or coffee without cream
As you start feeling better, you slowly reintroduce low-fiber foods such as:
Canned or cooked fruits without skin or seeds
Canned or cooked vegetables such as green beans, peas and potatoes (without the skin)
Eggs, fish and poultry
Refined wheat and white bread
Fruit juice with little or no pulp
Milk, low-fat yogurt and cheese
White rice, pasta and noodles
When your not having a flare, diet is key to preventing flares. Gradually you can ease back into a regular diet as you feel better which high-fiber foods.
Fiber softens and adds bulk to stools, helping them pass more easily through the colon. It also reduces pressure in the digestive tract.
Research has shown that eating fiber-rich foods can help control diverticular symptoms. Try to eat at least 25-35 grams of fiber a day. As a dietitian, these are the main foods included for nutrition therapy:
Whole-grain breads, pastas, and cereals
Beans (kidney beans and black beans, for example)
Fresh fruits (apples, pears, prunes)
Vegetables (squash, potatoes, peas, spinach)
So it's the combination of recommended antibiotics and diet that will reduce flares. Best of luck!
- Doxycycline Information for Consumers
- Doxycycline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Doxycycline (detailed)
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