Question: Which antibiotic is best for dysentery?

Conclusions: The antibiotics recommended by the WHO--ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone and pivmecillinam--are effective in reducing the clinical and bacteriological signs and symptoms of dysentery and thus can be expected to decrease diarrhoea mortality attributable to dysentery.

Can ciprofloxacin treat dysentery?

Levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin are also options for acute watery diarrhea (single dose 500 mg and 750 mg, respectively) and febrile diarrhea/dysentery in areas with high rates of Shigella (500 mg once for three days [once daily with levofloxacin and twice daily with ciprofloxacin]), but are becoming less effective due ...

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