I had a bout of diverticulitis was given ciprofloxacin and metronidazole ended up with cdiff?I'm allergic to penicillin. When given Ciprofloxacin and metronidazole for 2 days in the hospital and 10 days more at home, I ended up with cdiff. What can I take when I get sick with ear infection/sinius infection, etc, or if the diverticulitis returns? Could two 300 mg of clidamycin before a dental cleaning cause cdiff?
U can use doxycyclne, clarithromycin, telithromycin, fluroqunolones.
If u get diverticulitis, use broad spectrum antibiotic like tetracyclines, iv tigecycline is a very broad spectrum tetracycline, ciprofloxacin would also do. Sulfonamides are of less importance in treating sinusitis but they are also less prone to cause c diff. SO, ask ur doc about them.
ampicillin and amoxiciilin(u r already allergic to this med) were most commonly involved in c diff infection but lincomycin and clindamycin are particularly prone to cause c diff infection. Even tetracyclines can also cause this problem.
Unfortunately broad spectrum antibiotics are reqd in diverticulitis and same are prone to cause c diff.
U can ask ur doc if sulfonimides (sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim) can be used as they are less commonly ass with c diff
But clindamycin b4 tooth extraction is necessary to prevent bacterial endocarditis.
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