Diarrhea:

Recent Updates:

Monograph added.

Indications for AEMCOLO:

Travelers’ diarrhea due to noninvasive strains of E. coli.

Limitations of Use:

Not for use if diarrhea complicated by fever or blood in stool, or due to pathogens other than noninvasive E. coli.

Adult:

Swallow whole. ≥18yrs: 338mg (2 tabs) twice daily for 3 days.

Children:

<18yrs: not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Discontinue and consider alternative if diarrhea worsens or persists >48hrs. Discontinue and evaluate if C. difficile-associated diarrhea suspected or confirmed. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

Rifamycin.

Interactions:

Avoid alcohol.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, constipation, dyspepsia.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Del-rel tabs—12, 36