Is Diverticulitis Serious? Topic Guide

Is Diverticulitis Serious? Is Diverticulitis Serious?: Diverticula are small pouches in the colon wall. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula push through weak areas in the colon's outer layers of muscle. Signs and symptoms include gas, fever, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and bloating. Treatment depends on complications, underlying medical conditions, and the severity of symptoms and signs.

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Is Diverticulitis Serious? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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ertapenem Ertapenem

Ertapenem is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

moxifloxacin Moxifloxacin

Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

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naloxone and pentazocine (oral) Naloxone And Pentazocine (oral)

Naloxone blocks certain effects of opioid medication, including feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse. Pentazocine is an opioid pain medicati...learn more »

sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is a combination antibiotic used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigel...learn more »

metronidazole Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, liver, skin, joints, brain and spinal cord, lungs, heart, o...learn more »

amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium Amoxicillin And Clavulanate Potassium

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanate potassium helps prevent certain bacteria from becoming resistant to amoxicillin...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ciprofloxacin (injection) Ciprofloxacin (injection)

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacte...learn more »

ciprofloxacin (oral) Ciprofloxacin (oral)

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic, it is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. It is also used to treat pe...learn more »