Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea can occur in anyone who undergoes antibiotic therapy. But you're more likely to develop antibiotic-associated diarrhea if you:
- Have had antibiotic-associated diarrhea in the past, have taken antibiotic medications for an extended period of time or are taking more than one antibiotic medication
- Are age 65 or older
- Have had surgery on your intestinal tract
- Have recently stayed in a hospital or nursing home
- Have a serious underlying illness affecting your intestines, such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease or celiac disease
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