Treatment

Treatment for antibiotic-associated diarrhea depends on the severity of your signs and symptoms.

Treatments to cope with mild antibiotic-associated diarrhea

If you have mild diarrhea, your symptoms likely will clear up within a few days after your antibiotic treatment ends. In some cases your doctor may advise you to stop your antibiotic therapy until your diarrhea subsides.

Treatment to fight harmful bacteria in C. difficile infection

If you develop C. difficile infection, your doctor might prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing your antibiotic-associated diarrhea. For those with this type of infection, diarrhea symptoms may return and require repeated treatment.