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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have a middle ear infection and my doctor changed the antibiotic from biaxin to cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) because it didn't help. will cipro (ciprofloxacin) cure it?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Unaswerable: Without knowing what is in the middle ear fluid, it is impossible to answer your question. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an adequate antibiotic, but if you are not allergic to penicillin, Augmentin is the drug of choice. If the cause of the fluid in the middle ear is the result of a virus, no antibiotic will help. Your question is unanswerable because we do not know if there is a bacteria in the middle ear.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

My doctor changed the antibiotic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because Biaxin didn't help treat my middle ear infection. Will Cipro (ciprofloxacin) cure it?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Antibiotic: You don't say what you are being treated for, what the causative organism is, whether it is sensitive to the antibiotics that have been prescribed, etc. Cannot possibly answer your question without more data.
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