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Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a sinus infection?

Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) 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. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good to treat a sinus infection?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good to treat a sinus infection?

Yes: Yes a very good and strong antibiotic for sinus infections. Usually a second line antibiotic for resistant cases. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat sinus infection?

Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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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?

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). ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good for sinus infection?

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. ...Read more

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What is the dosage and duration of cipro (ciprofloxacin) for sinus infection?

What is the dosage and duration of cipro (ciprofloxacin) for sinus infection?

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. ...Read more

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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 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?

Consult a physician: Sinusitis could be poly microbial . Cipro (ciprofloxacin) works for particular type of bacterial ( gnr) only. If Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not work, need evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more