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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), making it difficult ...Read more


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How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating chlamydia?

How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating chlamydia?

Not very effective.: Quinolones, like ciprofloxacin, are not first line treatments for chlamydia. The effectiveness of Cipro in particular is questionable. Other quinolones are more effective, but require a full week of therapy and are more costly than the preferred agents, Doxycycline or azithromycin. Gonorrhea, usually treated at the same time, is now showing resistance to quinolones, making them less attractive. ...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 for acne?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good for acne?

Not long-term: Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. Your acne is likely to clear if you are taking an antibiotic for some other reason, but Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is poor maintenance. Topical Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide is probably safer and cheaper. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for my urethritis symptoms. How good is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

My doctor prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for my urethritis symptoms. How good is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Urethritis: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not a very effective antibiotic for many infections due to bacterial resistance. Your symptoms should be based on a culture results or other testing such as a probe for chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Alergic to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) what alternatives for prostatits?

Alergic to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) what alternatives for prostatits?

Ask urologist: Many antibiotics can be used, you should ask your doctor what he prefers. Keflex is one such antibiotic that comes to mind. ...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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Help please! is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic?

Effectiveness: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually used for urinary tract infections as it has the most effect in the urinary system. It is also used for certain types of diarrhea-Gastrointestinal issues and for skin infections or skin wounds. I agree that Iu should Df only take if prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Sometimes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is one antibiotic used to treat bladder infections. It is a broad spectrum potent antibiotic. Often we choose Macrodantin or Bactrim (sulfa) to treat first. If we always choose the "strongest" antibiotic first eventually bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotic, then even the stronger antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) wont work well. ...Read more

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How effective is ciprofloxacin (Cipro) for treating a kidney infection?

Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin can be effective in treatment of some cases of Cystitis & Pyelonephritis. ...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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Which antibiotic is better for treating a UTI cipro (ciprofloxacin) or z pack?

Which antibiotic is better for treating a UTI cipro (ciprofloxacin) or z pack?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would have a better chance of curing a UTI than would Azithromycin which is less active against gram negative enteric bacteria and does not achieve high levels in the urine. ...Read more

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Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) an effective medication to treat Prostatitis?

Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) an effective medication to treat Prostatitis?

Yes: Other supportive measures include stool softeners, antipyretics, bed rest. Important to make sure there is no abscess or any other complication. Urological evaluation may be needed, ...Read more

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Will a regimen of azithromycin and doxycycline treat chronic bacterial prostatitis on a par with cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin?

Not necessarily.: Each antibiotic you mentioned has its own profile of bacteria that it is effective against. If your chronic prostatitis is caused by a bacteria that is resistant, treatment will fail. A culture of the bacteria, with antibiotic sensitivity data is therefore key to treating the infection. Before culture results are known, details of your history will guide antibiotic choice. ...Read more

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How effective are bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI ?

Effective antibiotic: It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti). The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it. ...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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How effective is ciprofloxacin (Cipro) for treating dysentery?

Ciprofloxacin: It is sometimes used to treat Salmonella Gastroenteritis (off label), Shigellosis, Cholera (off label), infectious diarrhea &Traveler's Diarrhea (off label), ...Read more

Cipro (Definition)

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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

It is used to treat many ...Read more