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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 definition or description of: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) overdose?

Cipro Overdose: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic medication. Overdose occurs when an excessive or dangerous amount of cipro is ingested. ...Read more

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Can I break a 500mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) in half?

Can I break a 500mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) in half?

Sure: You can do almost anything. The question is why? Talking to the provider who prescribed a certain dose and dosing regiment is wise before you yourself start altering it..... ...Read more

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What are some after affects of taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What are some after affects of taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Lots, but not all pt: Most every drug may cause an allergic reaction with rash, hives, itching, trouble breathing, swelling, etc. This should be treated right away. Other side effects: dizziness, fainting, rapid pulse, sudden joint pain, bruising, swelling, diarrhea, confusion, seizure, yellow skin, dark urine, numbness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, blurred vision, and others. ...Read more

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What are common after affects of taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) *?

What are common after affects of taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) *?

Lots, but not all pt: Most every drug may cause an allergic reaction with rash, hives, itching, trouble breathing, swelling, etc. This should be treated right away. Other side effects: dizziness, fainting, rapid pulse, sudden joint pain, bruising, swelling, diarrhea, confusion, seizure, yellow skin, dark urine, numbness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, blurred vision, and others. ...Read more

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Can cipro treat. Tricomonas?

Can cipro treat. Tricomonas?

Nope: Ciprofloxacin has absolutely no effect against trichomonas, which must be treated with either metronidazole or tindazole. If you think you have trich, discuss with doctor; if diagnosis uncertain. You need testing for it. Other STDs often go along with trich, so be sure you're tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia as well. For sure no cipro, which could make STD diagnosis inaccurate. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can cipro cause hormonal changes?

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 doesn't work. ...Read more

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Is there penicillin in cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not contain penicillin and does not cross-react with penicillin in those with penicillin allergy. ...Read more

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Can I use cipro (ciprofloxacin) with viagara?

Can I use cipro (ciprofloxacin) with viagara?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Viagra: Yes, you can use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Viagra together. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) also bring on anxiety?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) also bring on anxiety?

PSYCHOMOTOR: Agitation is a common side effect of antibiotics in that category. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

No: Antibiotics for MRSA are: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 1 tab BID x 5-10 days (2 tab BID if BMI >40);Clindamycin 300 mg Q8 hours (450 mg if BMI > 40); Doxycycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days; Minocycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days.

If the infection is just a boil or a small abscess >Just incision and drainage alone, without antibiotics ...Read more

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Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) help acute paronychia?

Maybe: A true paronychia will probably need surgical drainage. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may help as it does have some coverage of staph bacteria, but would
not be the drug of choice.
You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) with viagara?

Yes: You should be careful taking viagra with any medication used for angina that has nitroglycerin, as this can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure.

Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin should be used with caution with antacids (lower Cipro (ciprofloxacin) level), Coumadin (a blood thinner, giving an elevated Coumadin level), and nsaids like Ibuprofen (risk of seizures.). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Many, but not common: 400 characters box won't be enough space, but here is the list: nausea, abd pain, diarrhea, vomitting, abnormal liver enzyme, headache, increase serum creatinin, rash, restlessness, allergic reaction, chest pain, anorexia, joint pain, back pain, bad taste, disequilibrium, blurred vision, asthma attack, drowsiness, leg/foot pain, flushing, insomnia, hypotension and more. Hope that didn't scare you. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Various: Ciprofloxacin like most antibiotics has many potential side effects although most patients tolerate them without problems. Nausia, vomiting and diarrhea are among the most common side effects. Allergic reactions occur occasionally. Rarely elderly or immunocompromised patients can develop tendonitis or tendon rupture especially of the achilles tendon. ...Read more

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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

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I've got foliculitis. Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Folliculitis: If this is a simple folliculitis, the use of antibacterial soaps and good hand washing technique may be all that is needed. If you need an antibiotic, then your doctor would work with you to decide which antibiotic is best. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) might be used. ...Read more

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One week of cipro (ciprofloxacin) not enough for sinusitis?

Depends: Do you have culture proven sinusitis that would require ciprofloxacin? Usually this is not a 'first reach' unless you have allergies to other abx. That said if you still have the symptoms of sinusitis you might need a longer course of antibiotics, or possibly a different abx if your infection hasn't responded to a the abx your currently on...Return to provider who prescribed your abxs. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be taken after a medical abortion?

Yes: Having an abortion would not cause a problem with taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for an infection. ...Read more

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Ok to take melatonin at night when taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Drug interaction: Checker showed no significant drug- drug interactions. However it did show minor (not clinically significant) reaction - actual reaction was not specified. Take care. ...Read more

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