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A 24-year-old male asked:

Which medication has least side effects bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin)? i am a seizure risk and taking cymbalta. i need something for a uti.

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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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In general, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): would be used before Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bladder infections. Both are tolerated well, but Bactrim is easier on the kidney. However in Males, the risk of a bladder infection is actually lower than that of a prostate infection and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in that case is preferred. Neither of these will cover ANY STDs-note symptoms are very similar. Your Doctor will decide depending on your symptoms ,tests and Cultures.

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