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   Posted 5/18/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Which antibiotics are considered "safe" for someone with UC to use?
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon?

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   Posted 5/18/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know how "safe" any antibiotics can be for UC'ers, but I usually request a "Z-pack" which is a 5 day antibiotic so it hits the infection hard. This way, I don't have to take the antibiotics for a long period of time. ALso, I up my probiotics while taking the antibiotics.


Remicade - will have my 29th infusion on July 8
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
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Tommy S
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 5/18/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think Augmentin is bad for UC. You might want to check on that though.

Mommy pooh
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   Posted 5/19/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never noticed any problems after taking antibiotics. I have taken Z-pack, macrobid, and levaquin over the past few years.
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