Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Symptoms of diverticulitis are related to inflammation and include
The abdominal pain is most common in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen. Other symptoms can include
Causes of diverticulitis
Diverticula are small bulging sacs that protrude from the wall of the large intestine; when one of these diverticula ruptures, inflammation and infection occur in the affected area, resulting in the condition known as diverticulitis. It is unclear exactly what causes diverticula to form, but a low-fiber diet may play a role.
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Examples of Medications for Diverticulitis Symptoms and Signs
- Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600, Amoclan
- Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic
- gentamicin injection (Garamycin)
- Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic
- meropenem (Merrem)
- metronidazole (Flagyl, Flagyl ER) Antibiotic
- moxifloxacin - injection, Avelox
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- sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, Bactrim, Bactrim DS
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