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What is the dosage and duration of cipro 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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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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Can I take cipro to treat a sinus infection?

Yes: Cipro 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 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 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 works for particular type of bacterial ( gnr) only. If Cipro does not work, need evaluation by a physician. ...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 works well ...Read more

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I have had a sinus infection for about a week now. Im on cipro and now I have a smelly, yellow colored snot. Is this normal?

I have had a sinus infection for about a week now. Im on cipro 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. Clindamycin typically works best for these. If your symptoms don't resolve by the time you finish the cipro, 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?

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?

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. 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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I have had a bad sinus infection for weeks. i was put on Cipro. 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.  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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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


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


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