Flagyl- Bactrim- Dosage - Time Frame

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What is the norm for taking Flagyl like is it generally 500 mg 3 Xs a day for 7 days ? And what about anyone else taking Bactrim is it general 2 X a day for 7 days ?

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    It depends on how the doctor orders it. Ive never taken bactrim for diverticulitis. Ive always taken 14 days of flagyl along with 500mg twice dsily of Cipro, or Augmentin 875mg by itself twice a dsy for 14 days.
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      Gigi how in the world did you tolerate FLagy for 14 days ! You must not experienced the nasty side affects and that crazy weird horrible dizziness I wish I could take augmentin but it's in the penicillin family so I can't 

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    I am prescribed it for 7 days.
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    I take 3x a day for 7 days metronidazole 400g . plus every day mepradec 20mg
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    Does anyone know where to find a Diet for Diverticulitius and Diverticulois? Thank you
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      Was yours an infection? I have never heard of this Leaflet Mepradec 20 mg gastro-resistant capsules .... The recommended dose is 10 mg or 20 mg once a day. how would the help your lower colon?
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      David this is all I got :

      A diverticulitis diet is intended to give your digestive system a chance to rest.

      Diet details

      A diverticulitis diet starts with only clear liquids for a few days. Examples of items allowed on a clear liquid diet include:


      Fruit juices without pulp, such as apple juice

      Ice chips

      Ice pops without bits of fruit or fruit pulp



      Tea or coffee without cream

      As you start feeling better, your doctor will recommend that you slowly add low-fiber foods. Examples of low-fiber foods include:

      Canned or cooked fruits without skin or seeds

      Canned or cooked vegetables such as green beans, carrots and potatoes (without the skin)

      Eggs, fish and poultry

      Refined white bread

      Fruit and vegetable juice with no pulp

      Low-fiber cereals

      Milk, yogurt and cheese

      White rice, pasta and noodles

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      Suggest you look for the post by Julia1040 on this Forum.  It is basically what crosado8 has sent you, but others have added their thoughts to it.  I would add blended home made soup once you have reintroduced fibre, and meal replacement drinks when you are still on fluids without fibre.  Best wishes
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