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Took cipro for uti - no improvement in symptoms. Got a urinalysis and nitrites present - now on bactrim. Culture came back neg but I still have sympto?

Took cipro for uti - no improvement in symptoms. Got a urinalysis and nitrites present - now on bactrim. Culture came back neg but I still have sympto?

Culture & sensitivit: UTI very common but if u use frequently antibiotics as Cipro antibiotic resistance can develop and culture + sensitivity important to pick right choice to treat particular bacteria. Also drink plenty of water, cranberry juice, maintain good hygiene and proper nutrition . Ok to use Pyridium x 2-3 days to relieve symptoms. If no better see MD! ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti.. after 3 days it felt better but now it just hurts again even tho im still taking it. what does it mean if the pain reappeared?

Taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti.. after 3 days it felt better but now it just hurts again even tho im still taking it. what does it mean if the pain reappeared?

Could mean: that the causative organism is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Or it could mean that you have bladder or urethral irritation that is not caused by infection. In any case, you should return to your doctor for proper diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can u take magnesium while taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti?

Can u take magnesium while taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Magnesium: By taking both medications together, can decrease the Ciprofloxacin levels, efficacy (absorption decreased via chelation). ...Read more

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How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI / gastroenteritis?

How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI / gastroenteritis?

Depends: It depends on the infection.For utis in our part of the country we find lot of resistant organisms and treatment with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not successful.So it has lost favour to other antibiotics as starting drug for a uti for gastroenteritis we do not use or recommend antibiotics including Cipro (ciprofloxacin) due to increased resistance and rarely antibiotics for severe symptoms azithromycine or bacrim is preferred. ...Read more

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Will Azo flush antibiotics(cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti) out of your system?I'm trying to find relief while on antibiotics!

Will Azo flush antibiotics(cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti) out of your system?I'm trying to find relief while on antibiotics!

Pain relief: Azo can help with pain relief while your abx is working to kill the bacteria. It wont flush out the cipro (ciprofloxacin). Read and follow the instructions. You generally shouldnt take the Azo more than a few days so as to not mask a worse problem. ...Read more

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I just finished taking Dificid (fidaxomicin) for C. diff. Can I now take Cipro for a UTI?

Yes.: But I would be very certain that I indeed had a UTI. That is: clinical symptoms of urinary tract infection - burning with urination, frequency of urination and urgency. AND a supporting urinalysis or even better culture. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Cipro (Definition)

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