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Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics

Alternate Names : Antibiotic-Associated Colitis

Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

The symptoms depend partly on the cause. Most cases are due to irritation of the bowel by the antibiotic. In these cases, symptoms may include:

  • abdominal distress or cramping
  • nausea and vomiting
  • Mild cases of diarrhea from a bacterial infection may cause the same symptoms. Severe infections may cause:

  • blood in the stool, which is not usually seen in diarrhea from irritation
  • fever
  • tenderness when the abdomen is touched

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    Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Minot Cleveland, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 08/07/01

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