Augmentin for diverticulitis?

Augmentin for diverticulitis?

Posted in the Diverticulitis Forum

Dora Smith

Austin, TX

#1 Apr 21, 2009
Has anyone else here been given augmentin alone for diverticulitis? If so, how well did it work? It is on the list of antibiotics for outpatient treatment of diverticulitis.

Dora Smith

Since: Mar 09

Tulsa, OK

#2 Apr 21, 2009
I took it, it was the second or third round of antibiotics for me. It seemed to be working pretty well, but I was on a huge dose (4 grams/day) and on the 8th day I had a major allergic reaction. I did feel better while I was on it, though.

Plymouth, MI

#3 Oct 20, 2011
Prescribed Flagle and found I was allergic to it. I had Dora's comment that Augmentin was on the list of medicine for outpatient treatment of diverticulitis. Just went to the doctor and am now on Augumentin alone. I've taken it before and have always tolorated it well. Hope this will do the trick.

Lafayette, CA

#4 Oct 20, 2011
On Augmentin now and it seems to work just fine. Prefer it over the Flagyl & Levequin combo.

Chatham, UK

#5 Oct 21, 2011
I was always given augmentin by my doctor and the hospital -think it's standard treatment in UK. I liked it because I got no side effects except loose BMs if taken for a long time.

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Mar 6, 2012
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Augmentin)- I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.

Sheidow Park, Australia

#7 Mar 8, 2012
Flagyl terrible side effects mainly nausea, Augmentin no problems or Tinidazole 2 gram single dose I've had no problems at all (Tinidazole is an alternative to Metronidazole (Flagyl) They all take a few days to work with me even as long as a week but I do recover from Diverticulitis attacks.

Jefferson, MD

#8 Mar 9, 2012
From what I understand. cipro and metro (Flagyl) are the standard preferred by doctors to trat DD, but augmentin is also used. I believe augmentin like the cipro/metro combo also is a combo drug of amoxicillan and one other that is capable of addressing both aerobic and anerobic bacteria. I was prescribed oral augmentinfor 14 days after a 4 day hospital stay where I was given IV metro and cipro. I was prescribed the augmentin because it was easy to tolerate orally. After this 20 or so days of antibiotics, I had a terrible case of thrush that required another medication to clear that up. I had the surgery on 30 january and hopefully i will not need to exeperience any of these drugs again

United States

#9 Aug 2, 2013
I was prescribe Augmentin by my family doctor for diverticulis and I never did get over it. I had episodes two times a year.

By another doctor I was prescribed cipro and metro for 10 days. I then went 3 years with no episodes.

I have taken the cipro and metro three different times with great results.

The metro ( flagyl ) doesn't taste badly if taken with a little food in your mouth.
Dora Smith

Pharr, TX

#10 Aug 2, 2013
I tolerate augmentin well too; I guess germs can become resistant to anything.
Just so people know, doxycycline has always worked well for me, but you pretty much have to order it as a veterinary antibiotic online. Doctors have prescribed it for me but they have some weird prejudice against it.
Kevin Wendt

Palatine, IL

#11 May 19, 2014
Second attack in two weeks!! Had Cipro and flagyl for 10 days . Now on Augmentin. Hopefully it works- read previous comments and hope it does the trick. Cipro and flagyl work but apparently not well enough!!
Dora Smith

Mcallen, TX

#12 May 19, 2014
Hmm, I asked this four years ago...

The answer is yes. Augmentin IS prescribed alone for diverticulitis, and it is one of the two drug regimens most commonly prescribed for diverticulitis. It can be prescribed with flagyl but it covers the anaerobes pretty well on its own.

Doctors will most often try to prescribe cipro first, but if you can't take it, or if you have a head and you won't take, it, most oftne they will then suggest augmentin, and if they don't, usually they'll prescribe it if you bring it up.
Dora Smith

Mcallen, TX

#13 May 19, 2014
Second attack in two weeks?

Kevin, you still have the original attack; it didn't go away. It took me a minimum of two to three weeks on antibiotic to get even a mild attack to go away. Make sure you get off of solid food for several days as well, and don't eat high roughage or high risk foods again for atleast several weeks, then reintroduce them gradually.


#14 May 20, 2014
Dora Smith wrote:
or if you have a head and you won't take, it, most oftne they will then suggest augmentin, and if they don't, usually they'll prescribe it if you bring it up.
I do believe that most people have heads. Did you mean "or if you have a brain"?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Diverticulitis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Top Tips For Living With Diverticular Disease 6 hr MargaritaS from CO 2
Regrets on having Diverticulitis surgery/colon ... (May '12) 18 hr sheri 2,564
Recurrent diverticulitis after bowel resection (Sep '13) Mon MargaritaS from CO 21
1 year of constant pain Sun lostinspace 5
Food and Recipes and How We're Doing (Jan '13) May 22 BetsyJean 1,422
How long does it take to feel better?? (Jul '10) May 21 Sammie 40
Questions to ask before surgery. May 18 Cdlynch75 1
More from around the web