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how effective is ciprofloxacin (cipro) for treating a kidney infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin can be effective in treatment of some cases of Cystitis & Pyelonephritis.
Answered on May 12, 2015
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Effective: Can be effective depending on the bacteria causing the infection.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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