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took cipro (ciprofloxacin) once for bacterial infection. stopped it after few days. now going to start it. first time using cipro (ciprofloxacin).is it likely this resistant cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Antibiotics: The way you are taking the antibiotics is one of the ways we get bacteria that are resistant. Taking it for a couple of doses, stopping it for a few days, then starting again. Or just taking it for a few days then stopping. This selects for bacteria that are resistant to the drug because they are exposed but not killed, they develop immunity or resistance. Take all your antibiotics tell gone.
Dr. Mudathiru Buhari
Infectious Disease 15 years experience
Culture confirmation: Culture and susceptibilities are needed to confirm if there is a resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin).

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A 21-year-old male asked:

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) once for bacterial infection. Stopped after couple days. Now going to restart. First time using cipro (ciprofloxacin).How likely this is resistant cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: Would not treat myself with this drug without knowing what your were treating and whether the causative organisms were likely to be sensitive to the antibiotic. Would strongly recommend that you place yourself in the hands of a concerned and knowledgeable physician.

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