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How are antibiotics used to treat traveler's diarrhea?

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Antibiotics such as cirpofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), rifamycin (Amecolo  and sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim, Septra) may shorten the length of illness. The CDC does not recommend the use of most antibiotics to prevent traveler's diarrhea, with the exception of azithromycin (Zithromax), because they can sometimes cause additional problems. Azithromycin is specificately used to treat traveler's diarrhea. Consult your doctor about taking these medications.  ),

From: Traveler's Diarrhea WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 6, 2019
Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 6, 2019

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