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A 54-year-old female asked:

On second antibiotic for uti. keflex and now cipro (ciprofloxacin). still have symptoms. i am on plaquenil and methotrexate for sle. should i temporarily stop meds?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Check with doc first: The bacteria that cause UTI can be resistant to many antibiotics. However, it would be unusual for a UTI to resist both cephalexin (Keflex) and ciprofloxacin. But it could happen, so maybe UTI, maybe not. A vaginal yeast infection triggered by the antibiotics could cause UTI-like symptoms. Don't stop treatment yet, but speak with the doctor who prescribed it about next steps. Good luck.
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