Template:Travelers Diarrhea Antibiotics

  • Ciprofloxacin 750mg PO once daily x 1-3 days[1]
    • First choice for use except in South and Southeast Asia[2]
  • Azithromycin 500mg PO q24h x 3 days OR 1000mg PO x 1[3]
    • Nausea is a frequent adverse event[4]
    • First choice for use in South and Southeast Asia[5]
  • Rifaximin 200mg PO TID x 3 days[6]
  • Hoge CW. et al. Trends in antibiotic resistance among diarrheal pathogens isolated in Thailand over 15 years. Clin Infect Dis. 1998;26:341–5
  • Steffen R, et al. Traveler’s Diarrhea: A Clinical Review. JAMA. 2015;313(1):71-80. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17006
  • Sanders JW. et al. An observational clinic-based study of diarrheal illness in deployed United States military personnel in Thailand: presentation and outcome of Campylobacter infection. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2002;67:533–8
  • Steffen R, et al. Traveler’s Diarrhea: A Clinical Review. JAMA. 2015;313(1):71-80. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17006
  • Steffen R, et al. Traveler’s Diarrhea: A Clinical Review. JAMA. 2015;313(1):71-80. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17006
  • DuPont HL. et al. Rifaximin versus ciprofloxacin for the treatment of traveler’s diarrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2001;33:1807–15