Antibiotic-associated diarrhea common with broad-spectrum antibiotics
- Antibiotics and Diarrhea. // Pediatrics for Parents;2003, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p7
Discusses antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a side-effect of antibiotics which causes loose stools or diarrhea. Prevalence of children who experienced antibiotic-associated diarrhea; Naming of Augmentin as the antibiotic that most likely causes diarrhea.
- Supermarket Product Prevents Antibiotic-Caused Diarrhea. // HealthFacts;Jul2007, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p1
The article discusses a hospital study on the effect of probiotic drinks on antibiotic-associated diarrhea. British researchers randomly assigned Actimel or a placebo drink for 48 hours to 113 patients who were taking prescription antibiotics. 12% of patients in the probiotic and 34% in the...
- health Q&A. McVeagh, Patricia // Australian Parents;Oct/Nov2008, p116
The article offers information on Clostridium difficile, a bug that commonly causes diarrhea when antibiotics are used. It is the toxin produced by the bug, and not the bug itself, that latches onto the lining of the gut and causes watery diarrhea. Outbreaks are becoming more frequent in...
- Miltefosine. // Reactions Weekly;1/18/2014, Issue 1484, p24
The article presents a case study of a 9-year-old girl with Scedosporium prolificans and progressive disseminated infection, who developed diarrhoea while receiving miltefosine.
- Faropenem. // Reactions Weekly;2/11/2012, Issue 1388, p16
The article describes the clinical cases of four boys and four girls who developed diarrhea after receiving oral faropenem dry syrup for acute otitis media.
- Olmesartan medoxomil. // Reactions Weekly;10/19/2013, Issue 1474, p32
The article presents case studies of five elderly patients who developed chronic diarrhoea while receiving olmesartan medoxomil, with the hospitalisation of a 79-year-old man due to renal insufficiency, asthenia, dehydration and weight loss.
- Is This an Antibiotic Reaction? Gurwood, Andrew S. // Review of Optometry;6/15/2007, Vol. 144 Issue 6, p130
A diagnostic quiz concerning an oral antibiotic reaction is presented.
- Levofloxacin. // Reactions Weekly;2/20/2010, Issue 1289, p27
The article describes the case of a 67-year-old man who developed bilateral tendonopathy and Achilles tendon rupture while receiving levofloxacin for an upper respiratory tract infection.
- Linezolid. // Reactions Weekly;2/20/2010, Issue 1289, p27
The article describes the case of a 60-year-old woman who developed discolouration of her tongue following administration of linezolid for a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection post-hysterectomy.