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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- PROBIOTICS AND PREVENTION OF ANTIBIOTIC ASSOCIATED DIARRHOEA IN CHILDREN. Salvini, F. // International Journal of Probiotics & Prebiotics;Feb2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p29
Diarrhoea, as a common side effect of antibiotic administration, causes increased treatment costs and extended length of stay in acute healthcare facilities. Children are estimated to use three times more antibiotics than adults; moreover, the antibiotics prescribed to treat children are often...
- Colchicine. // Reactions Weekly;8/3/2013, Issue 1464, p15
The article presents a case study about the development of diarrhoea in a 72-year-old woman after receiving colchicine.
- How does a "wait and see" approach to prescribing antibiotics for acute otitis media (AOM) compare with immediate antibiotic treatment? Bascelli, Lynda M.; Losh, David P. // Journal of Family Practice;May2001, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p469
The article discusses research being done on two prescribing strategies for childhood acute otitis media (AOM). It references a study by P. Little et al. published in a 2001 issue of the British Medical Journal. In this pragmatic randomized controlled trial, most patients who present with AOM...
- Side-effects of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Smith, H. // South African Pharmacist's Assistant;Winter2011, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p12
The article discusses the side effects of broad-spectrum antibiotics which focus on antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and fungal infections of the mouth and vagina. It stats that the disruption of the normal enteric flora caused by antibiotics may lead to the overgrowth of pathogens and bile acid...