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How common are serious side effects with the drug bactrim? is this drug safer than cipro (ciprofloxacin)? i'm taking it for a prostate infection.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Prostate infection: Assuming your doc didn't have lab data demonstrating bacteria & antibiotic resistance (commonly referred to as culture & sensitivity), Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is better than Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole at getting into the prostate. All quinolones like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) carry a Black Box warning against tendonitis & tendon rupture, which while rare, is more common in elderly patients. Check out www.drugs.com for info

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