Medicines that can stop infection and control symptoms are often used to treat attacks of diverticulitis.
- Antibiotics are given to treat the infection causing the attack.
- Prescription pain relievers sometimes are needed if nonprescription pain relievers cannot control the pain.
However, medicines are not used to prevent future attacks of diverticulitis. Prevention depends on increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and practicing healthy bowel habits.
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