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Is the medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) still effective if its 3 years outdated?

Is the medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) still effective if its 3 years outdated?

Call the pharmacist.: I'm guessing you have found some Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with an "expired" date on the label. Check with the pharmacist to see how much lee-way you have here. If the medication is really too old, you won't do yourself any favor by taking it. Worst case: you may help bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic. Flush your system out with water as you make your call! ...Read more

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How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

Usually by mouth: Available in both tablet & liquid form. Occasionally given intravenously for patients who can or should not take anything by mouth. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and is it safe to take these other medications?

What do you advise if I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and is it safe to take these other medications?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): You do not say what other medications you are taking. Please specify and we will be happy to comment. ...Read more

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I am on domperidone for motility. Is it safe to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) with this medication?

I am on domperidone for motility. Is it safe to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) with this medication?

Not Available in USA: This drug is not available in usa, but I see no reason why you can not safely take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with this medication. But wherever you are, check with your prescribing doctor if it is ok to take to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I crush my medications since I'm unable to swallow such as Paxil, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and others?

Can I crush my medications since I'm unable to swallow such as Paxil, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and others?

Some of them: Yes you can crush some medicines. As a general rule you cannot crush any capsules nor should you crush any pills which are extended release, sustained release or timed release eg. Meds which are "XR" or "CR" etc. So it is better to ask your doc or look up online on sites like webmd ...Read more

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Bladder infection how long will symtoms last after having taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) medication for 5 days?

Bladder infection how long will symtoms last after having taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) medication for 5 days?

Shouldn't: The symptoms should be resolving after 5 days. Call your physician and let him know, as he may want to change to another antibiotic,
ask about Pyridium (phenazopyridine) as well. ...Read more

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What medication is best to take for prostate infection when you can't take cipro?

What medication is best to take for prostate infection when you can't take cipro?

Depends: Depends on Bacterial Organism causing prostate infection. Bactrim is commonly used, but it would not be effective if prostatitis is due to a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?

I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?

Epididymitis infec-: Tion. Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Consider using natural antimicrobials such as olive leaf extract and/or colloidal silver. A natural doc or practitioner can guide you in the use of those things. Peace and good health. Probiotics are helpful w/antibiotics but get multiple strain ones, not one or two strains w/high numbers. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in medications can I take an antibiotic that's called Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin, prescribed by a Nurse practitioner? She knows my history

If I'm allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in medications can I take an antibiotic that's called Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin, prescribed by a Nurse practitioner? She knows my history

I think you know: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is brand name for ciprofloxin. They are the same thing. What is the nature of your allergy? What happened last time you used it? What is the reason for an antibiotic now? Are you SURE you will benefit from it? If you are allergic to it, you will be sorry if you take it again. 70% of antibiotic prescriptions are not appropriate. If you are allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin), you may be allergic to all fluoroq ...Read more

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Can medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left. Feels like cramping

Can medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left. Feels like cramping

Possible: Common side effects of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) include diarrhea, dizziness, headache, stomach upset, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, and rash, but cramping can be possible, although rarer. ...Read more

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Which medication has least side effects Bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin)? I am a seizure risk and taking cymbalta. I need something for a UTI.

In general, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Would be used before Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bladder infections. Both are tolerated well, but Bactrim is easier on the kidney. However in Males, the risk of a bladder infection is actually lower than that of a prostate infection and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in that case is preferred. Neither of these will cover ANY STDs-note symptoms are very similar. Your Doctor will decide depending on your symptoms, tests and Cultures. ...Read more

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What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?

What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: Well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you don't specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more

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What is the name of the drug that is a combination of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amoxicillin?

What is the name of the drug that is a combination of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amoxicillin?

Odd combo: This seems to be an odd combination of two fairly powerful antibiotics. I know of no one who makes this and if they did I would steer clear of it unless informed by/prescribed by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I have been poisoned by a drug named cipro! Can anybody give me any info on how too reverse these events, of g.i. Issues, muscle waisting malabsorbtio?

Ciprofloxacin: The changes you describe are unlikely to be due to your having received ciprofloxacin. You should be seen by a doctor and evaluated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs?  

What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs?  

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone, so are Avelox and Levaquin. This family of antibiotics stops bacteria from replicating and so stops infection. ...Read more

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I saw on drug interaction site that I should not take cipro and celexa together, but I was prescribed cipro for a uti. Is this safe?

I saw on drug interaction site that I should not take cipro and celexa together, but I was prescribed cipro for a uti. Is this safe?

Consult your md: re: an alternative if possible. Macrodantin or Bactrim are popular first line drugs to treat uncomplicated UTIs. Cipro can have multiple drug issues, such that it is discouraged as a firstline agent; in the case of celexa, the 2drugs may cause q-t prolongation - a change in the rhythm of the heart that can be harmful. Tx for uncomplicated UTI is 3 d so may not be an issue/consult your doctor ...Read more

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Will 500mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) POBID for ten days cause brain fog at all or damage? Read online these drugs can cause these side effects and concentrate in brain.

And a good thing too: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is useful in treating bacterial meningitis because it penetrates into the brain THROUGH INFLAMED MENINGES. Are your meninges inflamed? (Don't worry, they aren't.) You've unfortunately neglected to mention why you're taking the Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Without more information, I can't give you any more speculation about the systemic effects of the drug. Moral: What you think you know can mislead you. ...Read more

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Can I take Augmentin for a UTI? I cannot take Cipro or any drugs in its class.

Can I take Augmentin for a UTI? I cannot take Cipro or any drugs in its class.

Augmentin: Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) may be prescribed to treat urinary tract infections. However, are you sure you have a urinary tract infection? Is the organism known? Please don't taken antibiotics unless directed to do so by a health care provider. ...Read more

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How common are serious side effects with the drug Bactrim? Is this drug safer than Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? I'm taking it for a prostate infection.

Prostate infection: Assuming your doc didn't have lab data demonstrating bacteria & antibiotic resistance (commonly referred to as culture & sensitivity), Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is better than Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole at getting into the prostate. All quinolones like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) carry a Black Box warning against tendonitis & tendon rupture, which while rare, is more common in elderly patients. Check out www. Drugs. Com for info ...Read more

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Is there another drug combination for diverticulitis besides Flagel? I am also taking Bactrim due to allergies to Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Keflex and Penecillin.

Is there another drug combination for diverticulitis besides Flagel? I am also taking Bactrim due to allergies to Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Keflex and Penecillin.

Antibiotic allergies: You need the help of an ID doctor-since they are experts in antibiotics. First, I would want to 'define' ur allergies further-because sometimes a patient is labeled as 'allergic' & they aren't really allergic at all. That is really important. If ur truly allergic to penicillin, cephalosporins & cipro (ciprofloxacin) which is a fluoroquinolone, ur options are quite limited for oral therapy. Doxycycline might help. ...Read more

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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

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