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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?

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

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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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?

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

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Strong?: Antibiotics are neither week or strong. They are either narrow spectrum (only good to kill a few germs) or broad spectrum (kills a lot of types of germs). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a intermediate to broad in its spectrum, yet it does not kill all germs that cause infections. ...Read more

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Help please! Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic?

Help please! Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic?

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

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I took two antibiotic (cipro) by mistake now I'm worried?

I took two antibiotic (cipro) by mistake now I'm worried?

Don't worry: Taking two cipro (ciprofloxacin) at once, on one occasion, will not harm you. Drink a tall glass of water, and relax, you will be fine. Please do not worry about this. Be well, God Bless. ...Read more

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How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

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

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I have some left over Cipro antibiotic from November 2015. Is it still good/ will it work, or is it expired & unsafe to take?

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.
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Can antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) make you tired?

Not likely.: Not usual, but even placebo makes 10 percent of people tired. Maybe the infection for which you are taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is causing you to be tired. ...Read more

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How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually well tolerated. Some individuals may get a rash. Serious side effects include inflammation of the tendons particularly the ankle tendon. ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose side effect from Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotics)?

Is there any way to diagnose side effect from Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotics)?

Doctor: I am not sure there is a specific way to diagnose side effects. The most common are dizziness, GI upset, diarrhea and tendonitis. SE the doctor for advice if symptoms are caused by the drug and if the person taking the drug needs something different.
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I just took my last antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin)...How long before I can have some wine?

I just took my last antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin)...How long before I can have some wine?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

It is ok: You didn't say what you were taking the antibiotics for- I am assuming urinary tract infection? Also, I am assuming a medical provider told you to switch and start cipro (ciprofloxacin). If so - there are no significant interactions (as long as you're not allergic). ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) safe if bad kidneys?

Is the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) safe if bad kidneys?

Usually: With poor renal function, the dose of Ciprofloxacin should be half of normal, once instead of twice daily. ...Read more

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Help please! Could cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotic cause candidiasis?

Help please! Could cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotic cause candidiasis?

Antibiotics can: Antibiotics kill bacterial infections but can also kill good bacteria leading to overgrowth of other organisms like candida. See your dentist or doctor for a proper diagnosis so you can get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics work for everyone to treat uti?

UTI Treatment: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Sometimes you can have an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do not share your antibiotics and do take someone else's antibiotics. ...Read more

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What probiotic pill may I take with my Cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotic?

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

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What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs?  

What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs?  

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone, so are Avelox and Levaquin. This family of antibiotics stops bacteria from replicating and so stops infection. ...Read more

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Can Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (Antibiotic) cause side effect of crawling and tingling sensation all over the body?

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

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I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 antibiotics for more than 30 days for a UTI but I still feel no better! Help?

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

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I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 10% oral suspension for 5 days now. How long should I take this antibiotic? Acute colitis

I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 10% oral suspension for 5 days now. How long should I take this antibiotic? Acute colitis

Ask your doc: You need to ask the prescribing doctor that question. Was your stool cultured before the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was started? I would be cautious about taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in this situation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can antibiotics like cipro (ciprofloxacin) cause afib?

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Possibly: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and other quinolones' main possible cardiac adverse effect is qt prolongation; however, atrial flutter (and by extension, fibrillation) is noted as a possible complication, but at less than 1%. ...Read more

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How will cipro (ciprofloxacin) and sulfa antibiotics affect an unborn 1 month old baby?

Probably ok: Antibiotics are generally safe during pregnancy but we can never be sure. Best to check with your ob/gyn before taking anything. Taking care of infection is a very important consideration during pregnancy since the infection is dangerous as well. ...Read more

Cipro (Definition)

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


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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

It is used to treat many ...Read more