Certain antibiotics are more prone to cause C. difficile colitis than others. The most widely known, clindamycin, is only one of several. Other antibiotics are among the more commonly prescribed. If you suspect that your elder loved one’s colitis has been exacerbated by lack of care or neglect at the nursing home in which he or she is living, reach out to a Louisville nursing home abuse attorney.  

Antibiotics that frequently cause colitis include

  • amoxicillin;
  • ampicillin; and
  • cephalosporins like cephalexin (or Keflex)

Antibiotics that occasionally cause colitis include: 

  • erythromycin;
  • penicillin;
  • quinolones like ciprofloxacin (Cipro); and
  • trimethoprim. 

Other antibiotics, such as metronidazole and vancomycin, rarely cause colitis and are actually used to treat it. Still, there have been a few reports associated with these medications, which is why close supervision after antibiotic treatment is so vital to a successful recovery. 

Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?

If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.

Mark K. Gray
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Louisville attorney serving the seriously injured in Kentucky
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