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Is there penicillin in cipro

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not contain penicillin and does not cross-react with penicillin in those with penicillin allergy.
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Penicillin and cipro (ciprofloxacin): No . Penicillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone. They are in two separate families and do not cross react. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can take these 2 classes of antibiotics at the same time if indicated.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
I would not expect : to see cross-sensitivity between ciprofloxacin (a flouroquinolone) and either a penicillin or a sulfa drug. All 3 are chemically different. While a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No no indication: Macrobid ( nitrofurntoin ) is used in urinary tract inceptions , you should not take any medication on your own , need rx and your physician supervisi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not an antibiotic used to fight dental infections, and even if it were, it would not cure your dental problems. Please call a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably : Discuss with your doctor, usually it isn't the first choice, there are other alternatives, and better be guided by antibiotics sensitivity of uri ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Continue: to follow with your doctor till it clears , most of the other infections are not serious , can be treated successfully
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. T ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: Go ahead with your biopsy. But why all the antibiotics?
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Of course: The urine can be cultured to see what bacteria is in there, and which antibiotics can be used. If needed, an allergist can check for true allergies to ... Read More

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