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What is the treatment for cipro (ciprofloxacin) overdose?

What is the treatment for cipro (ciprofloxacin) overdose?

None: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic, so there really isn't a true antidote. Most prescriptions don't really have that much in them to overdose on, so if you took a couple extra you should be fine. If it's more a matter of a toddler getting into a bottle of it and taking a few thousand milligrams, i'd call poison control immediately and follow their direction. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cipro (ciprofloxacin) overdose?

None: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic, so there really isn't a true antidote. Most prescriptions don't really have that much in them to overdose on, so if you took a couple extra you should be fine. If it's more a matter of a toddler getting into a bottle of it and taking a few thousand milligrams, i'd call poison control immediately and follow their direction. ...Read more

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How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Very safe: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a commonly used antibiotic that treats a variety of bacterial infections. It is generally well tolerated. The side effect it is known for is inflammation and weakening of tendons, with tendon rupture very occasionally occurring after prolonged or high dosages. It is good to take antibiotics only when they are needed and known to be effective! ...Read more

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What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used to treat?

What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used to treat?

UTI and diarrhea: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can cover a multiple number of bacteria. However, it is mostly used for urinary tract infections (UTI) and intestinal infections. Again, it is used for other infections as well, but less commonly. ...Read more

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Can cipro cause hormonal changes?

Not likely: You may consult this site for the many side effects of Cipro, however, the drug is generally safe. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/ciprofloxacin-oral-route/side-effects/DRG-20072288 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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what are the side effects of cipro ?

Quinolones: can cause tendon ruptures most commonly to the achilles…..I would also recommend you google quinolone toxicity. This is a med that if you can avoid you should. ...Read more

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Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

No: The vast majority of MRSA strains are resistant to cipro (ciprofloxacin). Mrsa if sensitive frequently develop resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) during treatment. Oral septra/bactrim, doxycycline/minocycline or Clindamycin are much better choices. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) trigger gout?

It can...: But rarely does! this seems to happen about 1% of the time (based on the publication i consulted). Drink a lot of water to counteract this effect if you feel that may have been the cause. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) help paronychia?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) help paronychia?

There are times when: That is prescribed. The paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like muciprocinor some old fashioned cure like gentian violet too. Much depends if it is acute bacterial or a chronic situation which may be fungal or yeast or due to skin changes at the nail skin interface. You want to see someone if it doesnt work. ...Read more

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