A 29-year-old female asked:
i took a cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2 hours ago can i now take a zantac for acid reflux?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Why?: Do you really have reflux or did you have some GI upset with the antibiotics?
3483 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Best to ask your doc: Who gave you Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to find the definitive answer. Reason is if you take Zantac, your decreasing your acid production that would help reduce any bacteria in your stomach. Then you're taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to kill off both the infectious bacteria as well as your healthy bacteria that lives in your gut. So you're creating a massive change and your microbiome that warrants further discussion with your doctor.
3483 viewsAnswered Aug 24, 2019
Last updated Aug 24, 2019
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