Antibiotic-associated diarrhea can occur in anyone who undergoes antibiotic therapy. But you're more likely to develop antibiotic-associated diarrhea if you:

  • Have had antibiotic-associated diarrhea in the past, have taken antibiotic medications for an extended period of time or are taking more than one antibiotic medication
  • Are age 65 or older
  • Have had surgery on your intestinal tract
  • Have recently stayed in a hospital or nursing home
  • Have a serious underlying illness affecting your intestines, such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease or celiac disease
June 11, 2013