|diarrhea after keflex while on meds
May 12, 2010
I'm experiencing diarrhea after taking keflex for cellulitis from a pneumovax injection. I'm currently taking Norvir, presista, isentris (1x a day dosing)for hiv. I'm nautious but haven't thrown up after I eat, Ihavent lost weight, but do experience a lot of abdominal pain throught the day which is relieved after bowel movements. Could I have c-diff?
Response from Dr. Henry
C difficile colitis can develop after taking numerous antibiotics including Keflex which can disturb the normal gut bacteria population. Checking for c diff in stool often recommended if diarrhea develops after use of an oral broad spectrum antibiotic. Maintaining good hydration and re-population of the gut with more normal bacteria (such as by consuming active culture yogurt) can help in some situations when c difficile not the cause of the loose stools of for symptom management. KH
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