Traveller’s Diarrhoea

Only consider standby antibiotics for remote areas or people at high-risk of severe illness with travellers’ diarrhoea.

If standby treatment appropriate give ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 3 days (private Rx). If quinolone resistance high (eg south Asia): consider bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol®) 2 tablets four times daily as prophylaxis or for 2 days treatment.