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Can I Take Cipro To Treat A Sinus Infection
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Not everyone would agree that it is a "best drug" for a sinus infection. There may be others that wold be considered better for this. The question is "do you really have a sinus infection? " a sinus infection can be a viral infection in the upper passages with pain and discomfort or allergies with fullness/congestion and pain or frank bacterial infection.See 1 more doctor answer
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Yes: Yes a very good and strong antibiotic for sinus infections. Usually a second line antibiotic for resistant cases.
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection.
Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) make you tired? I'm taking it for a sinus infection. I've had to take it at nights because it makes me so tired.
Does Jevity 1.5 which I use for my peg tube have any dairy in it and can I take it together with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because I have a sinus infection?
Probably ok together: Abbott Nutrition describes Jevity 1.5 Cal is a concentrated calories to help tube-fed pts gain and maintain health wt. 12 grams soluble and insoluble fiber and 10 g of short chain fructooligosaccharides. 15 g of prebiotics. Meets 100z% of 24 essential vitamine and minerals in 1500 cal (1 Liter). Kosher, Gluten free. Suitable for lacose intolerance. Avoid sun with Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
If I have a sinus infection, but just recently, two weeks ago, took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a urine infection, is it too soon to take zpack for my present infection?
That should be fine: No, you should be able to take the z-pak with no problems. The two drugs treat different things to some extent, so it's not a problem.
Have sinus infection. Got prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg 2x day. Can I still take multivitamins, drink coffee and take my 5-HTP supplement?
Not the best: In general, antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections. But in severe or prolonged cases, they may be used. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not the best choice; it doesn't kill some of the common bacteria that cause sinus infections. The recommended drug is amoxicillin, provided you're not allergic to penicillin.
It depends.: For the average size adult without kidney or liver problems, the appropriate dose for an acute sinus infection (symptoms present for only a week or so) is 500mg twice a day for 7 to 10 days. Chronic sinusitis (infection persisting for several weeks or more) is often treated for much longer, up to 4-6 weeks of antibiotic therapy.See 2 more doctor answers
I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 6 days for a sinus infection and see no relief so far. I usually see relief in 2 days. What should I do?
I was put on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 10 days for sinus infection. I started getting chills after yesterday (day 7) what should I do? Continue the meds or stop?
I'm now taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because Bactrim didn't help my sinus infection. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) helped me before when I had sinusitis so will it help me now?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may or may: Not help, depending on the type of infection. With sinusitis, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not a first choice treatment. However if it helped you before, it certainly may do that again. I would make sure I see a healthcare provider sooner than later if you don't feel well after, say, 5 days being on Cipro (ciprofloxacin). And you usually need antibiotic treatment for 10-14 days minimum for bacterial sinusitis.See 1 more doctor answer
I have had a sinus infection for about a week now. I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and now I have a smelly, yellow colored snot. Is this normal?
Yes and no: Foul-smelling mucus is most often due to a less common type of infection known as an anaerobic infection, which is not well treated by cipro (ciprofloxacin). Clindamycin typically works best for these. If your symptoms don't resolve by the time you finish the cipro (ciprofloxacin), you should contact your doctor for a reevaluation.See 2 more doctor answers
I apparently have a severe sinus infection and was switched to Levaquin 500mg once daily for 10 days. Is this stronger and effective then Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Culture: It is not a matter of one antibiotic being BETTER than another. The appropriate antibiotic is related to a culture and sensitivity of the bacterium isolated from the lateral wall of the nose. If your doctor has not cultured the area adjacent to the sinus in the lateral wall of the nose, it is only a guess on the part of the physician. The concept of 1 drug being stronger than another is wrong.
Hi I have had a sinus infection for 11 weeks, and I'm on an antibotic called cipro (ciprofloxacin). Now my symptoms are coming back even.
See an ENT doctor: Without a full exam and possibly some imaging studies it is impossible to make a diagnosis over the internet. Please go see an ENT doctor now and get better quickly.
I have had a bad sinus infection for weeks. I was put on Cipro (ciprofloxacin). then I developed a bladder infection so I was switched to Bactrim. Then put on doxy?
Clarify the question: To be put on antibiotics for prolonged periods is not ideal but necessary if medical condition demands it. Hope you feel better to get some antibiotic-free time to enjoy life!
I took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a sinus infection last month but it returned and my doctor switched me to Levaquin 500mg for 10 days. Will it help?
Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days now for sinus infection. Last night I couldn't sleep due to numbness and pain in my hands. Can I stop taking the Abx?
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