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Dr. John Chastain
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What is the dosage and duration of cipro for sinus infection?

Dr. John Chastain
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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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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses caused by a virus, allergies, bacteria or fungus. The vast majority of sinusitis does not need antibiotics and goes away with simple remidies like NSAIDs, ...Read more


Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can I take cipro to treat a sinus infection?

Dr. Danny Proffitt
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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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Dr. Amar Ashraf
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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?

Dr. Amar Ashraf
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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?

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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Dr. Alen Cohen
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Is cipro good to treat a sinus infection?

Dr. Alen Cohen
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Is cipro 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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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Is cipro good for sinus infection?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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Not the best: In general, antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections. But in severe or prolonged cases, they may be used. Cipro 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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Dr. Richard Ferro
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Can cipro be used to treat sinus infection?

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

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Dr. Ken Deck
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Can cipro make you tired? I'm taking it for a sinus infection. I've had to take it at nights because it makes me so tired.

Dr. Ken Deck
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Rare: More likely the reason that you are taking the Cipro is making you tired. ...Read more

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I'm now taking Cipro because Bactrim didn't help my sinus infection. Cipro helped me before when I had sinusitis so will it help me now?

Dr. John cuong Doan
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I'm now taking Cipro because Bactrim didn't help my sinus infection. Cipro helped me before when I had sinusitis so will it help me now?

Cipro may or may: not help, depending on the type of infection. With sinusitis, Cipro 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. And you usually need antibiotic treatment for 10-14 days minimum for bacterial sinusitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
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I was put on cipro for 10 days for sinus infection. I started getting chills after yesterday(day 7) what should I do? Continue the meds or stop?

Dr. Diane Minich
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I was put on cipro for 10 days for sinus infection. I started getting chills after yesterday(day 7) what should I do? Continue the meds or stop?

Call your doctor: And see if they want to change your antibiotic since new fever. But continue the antibiotic till you talk to them. ...Read more

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

Dr. Glenn Messina
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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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