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What type of diarrhea does Aemcolo (rifamycin) treat?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on March 19, 2024.

How do you take Aemcolo?

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Aemcolo is used to treat travelers' diarrhea.

Aemcolo (rifamycin) is an oral, broad spectrum, non-absorbable antibiotic for the treatment of traveler’s diarrhea in adults caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) not complicated by fever or blood in the stool.

Travelers' diarrhea is defined by having three or more unformed stools in 24 hours when traveling, and may be accompanied by abdominal (stomach) cramps.

The recommended dosage of Aemcolo is 388 mg (two tablets) orally twice daily for three days. The tablets should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water, and can be taken with or without food.

Aemcolo is from Cosmo Technologies.

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