• Treating diverticulitis with amoxicillin-clavulanate spares risks tied to fluoroquinolones

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Outpatient diverticulitis treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanate was “just as effective” as treatment with a combination of metronidazole and a fluoroquinolone, a researcher told Healio Primary Care.
    Data show that treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanate does not carry the same risks for adverse events associated with fluoroquinolones.
    According to researchers, acute diverticulitis is responsible for $5.5 billion in health care expenditures each year. The condition is common - 209 cases per 100,000 person-years in the United States.
    “The two most commonly prescribed
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  • Antibiotic Duo Wins in Diverticulitis Outpatient Tx

    Antibiotic Duo Wins in Diverticulitis Outpatient Tx

    12 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Treating outpatient diverticulitis with amoxicillin plus clavulanate may reduce the risk of fluoroquinolone-related harms with no adverse impact on diverticulitis-specific outcomes, two nationwide cohort studies suggested.
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