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Two years ago I had a bad case of Cliff. I almost lost my…

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Two years ago I had a bad case of Cliff. I almost lost my colon. The doctor told me to prevent it from coming back take probiotics and try to avoid antibiotics. I now have an UTI and the emergency room doctor said I needed Cipro and he wrote a prescription for it. I'm afraid to take it because it may cause Cdiff. Is their a safer drug to take for autism which would less likely cause Cliff. The Cdiff doctor also told me to take a probiotic. But he never told me which would be the best to keep a diff away. Any suggestions?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Beta blocker for high blood pressure, Xeralto for Afib, and low dose Amiodarone to prevent Afib. No

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Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

Based on a study done (which I have linked below) injection treatment with gentamicin is safe and will not harm the gut flora. This treatment will also cure your UTI. You should discuss this option with your doctor.

https://experts.umn.edu/en/publications/gut-sparing-treatment-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-patients-at-h

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