Antibacterial Agents

Investigators have treated collagenous colitis patients with antibacterial agents with remarkable results.

In an open-label trial, Fine and Lee (1998) reported a trial of bismuth subsalicylate (8 chewable 262 mg tablets per day for 8 weeks) in 12 patients, which included those with collagenous and lymphocytic colitis. Eleven patients had resolution of diarrhea and histopathologic changes, with no recurrence 7 to 28 months after treatment. In this study, no side effects were reported. However, there are two case reports of bismuth nitrate (used for treatment of gastritis) causing dementia, both of which resolved after the discontinuation of the drug. In collagenous lymphocytic colitis, response rates of 60% have been seen with metronidazole (250 mg 3 or 4 times daily) and erythromycin antibiotics. There are no treatments with probiotics.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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