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Medications for Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is inflammation of an abnormal pouch (diverticulum) in the intestinal wall, usually found in the large intestine (colon). The presence of the pouches themselves is called diverticulosis.

Drugs used to treat Diverticulitis

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
metronidazole 6.4 256 reviews for metronidazole to treat Diverticulitis
Rx B N X
Generic name:
metronidazole systemic
Brand names:
Flagyl, Flagyl IV, Flagyl 375, Likmez
Drug class:
amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
ciprofloxacin 4.6 42 reviews for ciprofloxacin to treat Diverticulitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin systemic
Brand names:
Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Flagyl 6.6 82 reviews for Flagyl to treat Diverticulitis
Rx B N X
Generic name:
metronidazole systemic
Drug class:
amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Cipro 5.0 17 reviews for Cipro to treat Diverticulitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin systemic
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
clindamycin 8.5 2 reviews for clindamycin to treat Diverticulitis
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Brand names:
Cleocin, Cleocin HCl, Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin Phosphate
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim 5.7 11 reviews for sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim to treat Diverticulitis
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Brand names:
Bactrim, Septra, Co-trimoxazole, Septra DS, Sulfatrim Pediatric
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Bactrim 6.7 3 reviews for Bactrim to treat Diverticulitis
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Flagyl IV 2.0 1 review for Flagyl IV to treat Diverticulitis
Rx B N X
Generic name:
metronidazole systemic
Drug class:
amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Cipro I.V. Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin systemic
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Cipro XR Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin systemic
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Flagyl 375 Rate Add review
Rx B N X
Generic name:
metronidazole systemic
Drug class:
amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Cleocin Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Likmez Rate Add review
Rx B N X
Generic name:
metronidazole systemic
Drug class:
amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Cleocin HCl Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Cleocin Pediatric Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Cleocin Phosphate Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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hyoscyamine Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
hyoscyamine systemic
Brand names:
Ed-Spaz, Hyosyne, Levbid, Levsin, Levsin SL, NuLev, Oscimin, Symax Duotab, Symax SL, Symax SR
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Septra Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Co-trimoxazole 0.0 1 review for Co-trimoxazole to treat Diverticulitis
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Septra DS Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Sulfatrim Pediatric Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Ed-Spaz Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
hyoscyamine systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Hyosyne Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
hyoscyamine systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
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dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Levbid Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
hyoscyamine systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Levsin Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
hyoscyamine systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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