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A 35-year-old female asked:

I am taking buproprion xl, and i should not take cipro (ciprofloxacin). i have a uti, and in the past only cipro (ciprofloxacin) cleared it up (bactrim ineffective). what can i take?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Not contraindicated: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not contraindicated in people taking bupropion. The recommendation is to 'use caution' because of an increased risk of seizures, but if you don't already have a seizure disorder, that's unlikely to be a problem. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Urine culture: You need to get a urine culture done to find out what antibiotic the bacteria that are causing your infection are sensitive to. The doc can then figure out which antibiotic would be the best choice.

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