Treating diverticulitis with amoxicillin-clavulanate spares risks tied to fluoroquinolones

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 prescribedRead More

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