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03-15-2015, 11:00 AM   #1
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Can't use flagyl & cipro, what can I use for a flare up?

Hello. Using cipro and/or flagyl have worked well for my flare ups for 3 years but I can't take them now. Cipro causes tendon problems and I'm allergic to flagyl. I'm having a flare up again and I need alternatives. Do you know any safe and effective abx alternatives for crohn's flare ups?

Rifaximin makes me worse, clarithromycin is not as effective. Tried vancomycin with no luck.

Thanks a lot.
03-16-2015, 06:53 PM   #2
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Augmentin has worked for me.
Clindamycin also helped but not as much and similar to clarithromycin
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Flagyl worked well but got PN cipro same.
03-17-2015, 01:14 AM   #3
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Thank you.
03-17-2015, 01:16 AM   #4
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You could try EEN: http://www.crohnsforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=161
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03-17-2015, 01:20 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'm casein intolerant.

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03-17-2015, 01:43 AM   #6
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Did you mean that you can't use EEN because you are casein intolerant? There are some without casein. I used VivonexPlus without any problem; however you would need to confirm that their formula is casein--free. A dietician should be able to help you find one, or you could contact some of the formula manufacturers. Good luck with whatever treatment you choose--may you soon be feeling better.
03-17-2015, 05:03 AM   #7
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Yes. Thanks for the good wishes. I'm looking for antibiotic alternatives.
03-17-2015, 05:04 AM   #8
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Augmentin has helped me several times in the past too.

Alternatively, could you try a course of steroids?
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03-17-2015, 05:08 AM   #9
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I don't use steroids anymore. Will talk about Augmentin with my doctor. I'm open to other abx alternatives too.
03-17-2015, 07:32 AM   #10
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Have you tried any diets without straying?
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03-17-2015, 08:56 AM   #11
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Yes. I just want to learn about safe and effective abx alternatives for crohn's.
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