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Cipro Alternative Antibiotic
I cant get antibiotics in the USA I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) in peru (my country) and I go back on the 28 of august is there any alternative medicine until returnin?
What is the problem?: What infection you trying to treat? Cipro (ciprofloxacin) id broad spectrum Antibiotics. Should NOT be taken unless severe BACTERIAL infection. If antibiotics taken for other reason- its very harmful! Lowers immunity, creates resistance... Recommend Doctors exam & virtual consult to get correct treatment and help! Abrazo! ...Read more
I am an active 31 years old male. I got done a slight menisectomy via arthroscopy. The doctors used prednisolone in the wound and gave cipro for profilaxis. I don't like fq's side effects. Any good antibiotics alternatives for my surgery profilaxis?
Prophylaxis: Giving antibiotics postoperatively is not prophylactic, it is therapy for existing infection. To do this intelligently you should have evidence of infection, be cultured and treatment based on the sensitivity to antibiotics of the organism isolated. The chance of infection due to arthroscopic meniscectomy is very low, assuming that appropriate sterile precautions were taken. ...Read more
Prescribed cipro, (ciprofloxacin) have non specific testicular pain, no std, would rather avoid fluoroquinolones, alternative anti biotic? Read about tendon ruptures
Epididymitis: Bactrim-ds is a good alternative.Get a more detailed answer ›
Effectiveness: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually used for urinary tract infections as it has the most effect in the urinary system. It is also used for certain types of diarrhea-Gastrointestinal issues and for skin infections or skin wounds. I agree that Iu should Df only take if prescribed by a physician. ...Read more
Usually by mouth: Available in both tablet & liquid form. Occasionally given intravenously for patients who can or should not take anything by mouth. ...Read more
I have some left over Cipro antibiotic from November 2015. Is it still good/ will it work, or is it expired & unsafe to take?
It's less effective:
It won't hurt you, but I wouldn't take it for a serious infection. It's probably about 80% as strong as it was in 2015.
CIPRO (ciprofloxacin): NO IT IS NOT OTOTOXIC PER THE COMPANY PACKAGE INSERT. ...Read more
Any time: Ciprofloxacin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic. The combined use of Ciprofloxacin and alcohol had not caused any documented severe side effects. Therefore, although this combination is not necessarily recommended by most doctors, serious physical repercussions are unlikely. ...Read more
Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) weeks ago had sudden chronicdiarrhea for 11 days dr said it was from bacieria from cipro (ciprofloxacin) she wanted to put me on antibiotics but I feel btr?
Take the treatment: It sounds like you have clostridium difficile colitis. It is caused by this toxin producing bacteria overgrowing in the colon after taking antibiotics. It is treated with a 10-14 day course of oral Flagyl or vancomycin which are active against the c. Diff. Unfortunately relapses occur in 25-30% of treated patients requiring re-treatment. ...Read more
Switching antibiotics from bactrim to Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin). Bactrim stopped last night/taken for 5 days. Is it ok to start cipro (ciprofloxacin) today or are there any interactions?
Usually: With poor renal function, the dose of Ciprofloxacin should be half of normal, once instead of twice daily. ...Read more
Natural probiotics: I believe 'natural' probiotics are better than pills. My personal favorite is yogurt - which these days comes in many brands and formulations like yogurt drinks. If you're not a yogurt fan, there is sour cream, (raw) sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha. With cipro, (ciprofloxacin) the major side-effects are nausea, diarrhea, weakness of tendons, and dizziness. If you take yogurt, separate the dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) from it. ...Read more
Can Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (Antibiotic) cause side effect of crawling and tingling sensation all over the body?
Reversible: And long lasting polyneuropathy can occur with several antibiotics. Its uncommon. Also allergic reactions with mast cell degranulation can cause transitory parasthesias. Crawling sensation is termed "formication" (relates to formic acid produced by fire ants) ...Read more
I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 antibiotics for more than 30 days for a UTI but I still feel no better! Help?
Here are some...: How were you diagnosed to have UTI by symptoms alone or symptoms + urine culture from properly collected fresh urine? Generally speaking, it is unnecessary to use antibiotics more than 3-5 days for common uncomplicated UTI; if effective, you should see symptomatic improvement in 2-5 days. If not, re-evaluate for right diagnosis and adjust treatment accordingly. ...Read more
I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 10% oral suspension for 5 days now. How long should I take this antibiotic? Acute colitis
I'm currently on 4 weeks course of antibiotic (cipro) for prostatitis. If I have epididymitis then it can be treated with the same course of antibioti?
Help me to kill stap aurea cauglase + mssa in prostate I use cipro, (ciprofloxacin)levo, vibra can help here dr hv lil knwledge which antibiotic is sensitive to it?
Prostatitis: If no allergy, you doctor may try to prescribe penicillin derived antibiotics, like cephalosporins, but in general these drug showed very poor prostate penetration. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin pretty good as long as bacteria shows susceptibility to it on culture results. Sulfa drugs can also try. You need to take antibiotics for minimum 4 weeks though to eradicate the infection in prostate. ...Read more
Been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 weeks, prostatitis symptoms were gone and now are coming back, one week or so of cipro (ciprofloxacin) left, should I switch antibiotics at this point?
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