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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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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My current anti-biotic (cipro) not working for sinus infection. What do I do?

My current anti-biotic (cipro) not working for sinus infection. What do I do?

Good drug: It may not be long enough sinus infections require at least 10 days of antibiotic often you see no change for at least 3 days. If this continues see your doctor to change the antibiotic. Unless you are penicillin allergic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) works well ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good for sinus infection?

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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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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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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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

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Is Levaquin more effective in treating a sinus infection than Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Med?: No. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is cheaper but Levaquin is taken once a day instead of two times ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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)?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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?

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! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Talk to your doctor: Or the on-call doctor in the AM before your next dose to ask if a change in antibiotics is needed. Four days of antibiotics is insufficient to treat sinusitis. Your doctor may recommend evaluation to determine if your hand pain & numbness is related to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more