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side effects of taking ciprofloxacin antibiotics?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Gastrointestinal: Stomach upset with nausea are common. Diarrhea can occur. Metallic taste is a common complaint. Long term use can rarely lead to tendon and retina damage.

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Is it safe for to eat meat from livestock that were given antibiotics while pregnant?

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Yes: It depends on what you are comparing it to.....Driving your car is riskier than eating meat from animals given antibiotics. However if you have the ability and the money to purchase meat from animals that were not given antibiotics and were fed appropriate food then i would say you should.
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Will my son's strange reaction following antibiotics last.

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Allergic reactions to antibiotics, ie hives can last up to two weeks after stopping the medication. Antibiotic induced diarrhea can improve soon after discontinuing the antibiotics or linger. There are other nonspecific rashes that are not an allergy but an interaction between the antibiotic and a virus that can last for days. Behavioral reactions to colorings or flavors abate qickly.
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Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Fluroquinols: Ciprofloxicine, doxycycline, erythromycine can be used in early stages of disease.
A 21-year-old member asked:

When the possibility of cross-contamination of the mail exists, should I take antibiotics?

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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 27 years experience
Not really: That seems like overkill and is unlikely to be beneficial with all teh risk of drug side effects.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The bacteria then can mutate and develop resistance. A favorite professor of mine would always say "dead bacteria can't develop resistance.".

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