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I know the symptoms when my flair up of diverticulites acts

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i know the symptoms when my flair up of diverticulites acts up. I found a old perscription 1 year old incase it would flare up. Can I take it now and where can i check a picture of this med?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.
Greetings.

What are the medications which you have found?
Is the expiry date written on the medicine?

Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
generic brand for bactrim SMZ/TMP DS 800-160 expired 11/11
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

If the medicines were stored in cool, dry place, usually they do not loose efficacy in four months. Though, ideally, one should avoid the expired antibiotics. You may check the medication on the following web site (there are links by the heading of pill identifier and Drugs A-Z);

http://www.drugs.com/


Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
they were in a cool dry place. what other suggestions for the pain do you have?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Following would be helpful for the pain;

1) Initially take only liquid diet; soups, vegetable broth, fresh juices, coconut water. Gradually increase the semi-solids, once the pain is better.
2) Probiotics and probiotic yogurt would be helpful.
3) Ibuprofen.

It is privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun
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