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Diverticulitis - Medications

Medicines to stop infection and to control symptoms often are used to treat attacks of diverticulitis.

Medicine choices

  • Antibiotics are given to treat the infection causing the attack.
  • Prescription pain relievers sometimes are needed if nonprescription pain relievers cannot control the pain.

What to think about

Medicines are not used to prevent future attacks of diverticulitis. Prevention depends on increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and practicing healthy bowel habits.

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Last Updated: October 25, 2012
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