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Gastrointestinal Infection

Gastrointestinal Infection

Gastrointestinal infections are caused by viruses or bacteria and lead to gastroenteritis or inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Estimates suggest there are more  200 million cases of infectious gastroenteritis in the United States each year. Common gastrointestinal infections include E. coli infections, rotavirus, salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus infections. 

Symptoms of a gastrointestinal infection include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, bloody stools, and vomiting. Dehydration is also common in patients with gastrointestinal infections. 

Treatment of a gastrointestinal infection depends on the cause of the infection but may involve antivirals and antibiotics. Staying hydrated is also important. Drug classes commonly prescribed to treat gastrointestinal infection are sulfonamide and trimethoprim antibiotic combinations, anaerobicides, penicillinase-sensitive penicillin antibiotics, intestinal antibiotics, 3rd generation cephalosporin antibiotics, carbapenem antibiotics, monobactam antibiotics, and antinematodal agents.


Drugs Used To Treat Gastrointestinal Infection:

Anaerobicides
Commonly used to treat Meningitis, Amoebiasis, Bacterial Infection, Bacterial Vaginosis, Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal Infection.
Monobactam Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Bronchitis, Cystitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, burn wound infection.
3rd Generation Cephalosporin Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Meningitis, Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, appendicitis, bone and joint infections, intraabdominal infections.
Intestinal Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, bone and joint infections, cellulitis, nosocomial pneumonia.
Antinematodal Agents
Commonly used to treat Gastrointestinal Infection.

Drugs Related to Gastrointestinal Infection:

Anaerobicides
Commonly used to treat Meningitis, Amoebiasis, Bacterial Infection, Bacterial Vaginosis, Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal Infection.
Monobactam Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Bronchitis, Cystitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, burn wound infection.
3rd Generation Cephalosporin Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Meningitis, Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, appendicitis, bone and joint infections, intraabdominal infections.
Intestinal Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, bone and joint infections, cellulitis, nosocomial pneumonia.
Antinematodal Agents
Commonly used to treat Gastrointestinal Infection.
Carbapenem Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Meningitis, Gastrointestinal Infection, Skin Infection.
Topical Rosacea Agents
Commonly used to treat Meningitis, Amoebiasis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, acne rosacea.
Penicillinase-Sensitive Penicillin Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Meningitis, Cystitis, Bacterial Infection, Gastrointestinal Infection, cellulitis, gastroenteritis.
Glycopeptide Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Bacterial Infection, Gastrointestinal Infection, Skin Infection.
Monobactam Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Bronchitis, Cystitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, burn wound infection.
Sulfonamide and Trimethoprim Antibiotic Combinations
Commonly used to treat Bronchitis, Cystitis, Diarrhea, Ear Infection, Gastrointestinal Infection, Lower Respiratory Infection.
Sulfonamide and Trimethoprim Antibiotic Combinations
Commonly used to treat Bronchitis, Cystitis, Diarrhea, Ear Infection, Gastrointestinal Infection, Lower Respiratory Infection.
Sulfonamide and Trimethoprim Antibiotic Combinations
Commonly used to treat Diarrhea, Ear Infection, Gastrointestinal Infection, Lower Respiratory Infection, Pneumonia, urinary tract infection (UTI).
Carbapenem Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat Gastrointestinal Infection, Pneumonia, gynecologic infections, intraabdominal infections, community-acquired pneumonia, diabetic foot ulcer.
Carbapenems
Commonly used to treat Meningitis, Gastrointestinal Infection, appendicitis, intraabdominal infections.

Commonly used to treat Gastrointestinal Infection.