A 41-year-old member asked:
scared of taking ciprofloxacin. what are the bad side effects?
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there dangerous side effects for taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
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Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Is ciproflaxin antiviral?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Are there regions in the us in which ciprofloxacin is less effective that in others? What environmental factors influence its efficacy?
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Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Yes: The effectiveness of an antibiotic depends on the sensitivity of the microbes that it is used against. This can vary quite a bit based on locations, but this is more from how antibiotics are used in your community, not environmental factors.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for ?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What is ciprofloxacin for?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: …is one of the fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics; it is used to treat a variety of infections (uti's, prostatitis, acute bronchitis flares, etc) and to prevent others (traveler's diarrhea, anthrax). Cautions: not for first-line use in under 17 due to effects on cartilage/bone growth; may weaken inflamed tendons; can cause phototoxic reactions.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014
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