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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good at treating prostatitis?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good at treating prostatitis?

Yes: Yes, though it is certainly possible to have resistant bacteria in addition to antibiotics, i commonly use Alpha blockers (like flomax) and antiinflammatories (like Ibuprofen -- beware GI side effects). ...Read more

Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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Prostatitis symptoms gone with 2w cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg, but back right away. 2w cipro (ciprofloxacin) again has much less effect, 4w 250mg remaining. Stop now or keep at it?

Prostatitis symptoms gone with 2w cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg, but back right away. 2w cipro (ciprofloxacin) again has much less effect, 4w 250mg remaining. Stop now or keep at it?

See a urologist: Prostatitis can be very difficult to manage and may require a different antibiotic in your case, along with sitz baths, frequent ejaculation and possibly ultrasound to determine if there is an abscess forming. See a good urologist and good luck. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis and have been given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Everything I have seen says cipro (ciprofloxacin) has horrible side effects/debilatating. How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

It's OK: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has a number of side effects, just like any antibiotic does. It's no worse than others. It's been used for a while for a number of different infections and I use it quite frequently and am yet to see a significant side effect from it. As with any antibiotic, i recommend that you always take a probiotic supplement to prevent diarrhea associated with the use of antibiotic. Take an otc one. ...Read more

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How come doctors prescribe cipro (ciprofloxacin) for prostatitis?

How come doctors prescribe cipro (ciprofloxacin) for prostatitis?

Prostatitis: It is a drug of choice largely because it kills most of the bacteria known to cause prostatitis and its well tolerated and available in generic form. ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) effective at getting rid of prostatitis?

Yes: It is a very good antibiotic for the treatment of prostatitis since it has a hi tissue concentration within the prostate and is able to kill most pathogens that infect the prostate and urinary tract. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ttc while husband is on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating prostatitis?

Is it safe to ttc while husband is on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating prostatitis?

Safe, not adviseable: Safe but i doubt that your husband would be up to it. Prostatis is very painful and uncomfortable. It is better to wait until treatment has completed. Sometimes a second medication is added for pain and obstruction that can also occur. Sepsis can also occur depending on the acuity and age of the patient although less likely in someone at this age. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 15mg Mobic and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for prostatitis. How long will it take to take affect? Also does this combination interfere with Uroxotral?

I was prescribed 15mg Mobic and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for prostatitis.  How long will it take to take affect?  Also does this combination interfere with Uroxotral?

May not help much: It sounds like you have an ongoing prostate problem (suggested by taking Uroxotral) and now maybe increased symptoms and your doctor is concerned about infection. Antibiotics like cipro (ciprofloxacin) often are tried in prostatitis in case it's a bacterial infection, but often it isn't and antibiotic doesn't help. If it does, improvement should start within 1-2 weeks. No drug interference. Work w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

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