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I started ciproflaxcin 500 for uti. No relief from symptoms 4 hours later. Can I take another antibiotic on empty stomach?
My CBC show I have infection my symtom are nose congestion, headeche, fever 102 f, sore throat following medicine use ciproflaxcin azithromycin?
Infection: Yes, it sounds as if you have an infection, but whether the necessary treatment includes antibiotics will depend upon the cause of the infection and if bacterial, whether they are sensitive to what you were treated with. ...Read more
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. C. Difficile colitis can occur. ...Read more
Ciprofloxacin: …is one of the fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics; it is used to treat a variety of infections (uti's, prostatitis, acute bronchitis flares, etc) and to prevent others (traveler's diarrhea, anthrax). Cautions: not for first-line use in under 17 due to effects on cartilage/bone growth; may weaken inflamed tendons; can cause phototoxic reactions. ...Read more
Not recommended: Marijuana affects the brain, and ciprofloxacin also can cause certain CNS (central nervous system) side effects too. So the combination is not recommended because of the increased chance of an adverse effect. That being said, any effect in a young person would probably be mild. Definitely the elderly are more at risk. Smoking weed may expose you to combustion products in the lungs- that's not good ...Read more
If no expity date?:
If no expiry date it is better not to take it. But you can call the pharmacist who filled the presctription if possible
my advice is never use left over antibiotics unless there is expiry date on the label. Different batches have different expiry date and shelf life depends on the manufacturing date. ...Read more
UTI Treatment: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Sometimes you can have an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). See your doctor again. They may do a urine culture to see what bacteria you have and what antibiotics it is sensitive to. ...Read more
Antibiotic: It is used to treat many different types of infections. ...Read more
Per manufacturer...: Per manufacturer's website:"REFRESH OPTIVE® Lubricant Eye Drops is an over-the-counter artificial tear that delivers long-lasting moisture to the tear film while also providing a lubricating protective shield to the ocular surface cells that can become damaged due to Dry Eye. Is also available in a preservative-free formula. Both are safe to use as often as needed." Check with pharmacist 2 B sure. ...Read more
24 hours: Ciprofloxacin is removed from your body in about 24 hours. ...Read more
Couple of days: After one dose, the majority of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be removed from the body after about 24 hours. If the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been taken twice a day, it will take a couple of days. The "half life" of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is about 4 hours, meaning that half of the drug is gone after 4 hours, then half again is gone after another 4 hours, etc. This is different if a person has kidney disease, then it takes much longer. ...Read more
Call doctor asap: You did not say what kind of pain you are having. Is it in the area where your infection is, GI pain, rash. Call the doctor who is treating your infection asap. They can answer your question and tell you what to do now. ...Read more
Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin has a half life of 4 hours so it should be out of your system in about 20 hours after the last dose. ...Read more
Perhaps: Human bites are a major source of very complicated infections. You don't say where the bite was or what it looks like now. If this area becomes red, tender, swollen, tender or painful would see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Try to avoid the sun: Moderate to severe photosensitivity/phototoxicity reactions, the latter of which may manifest as exaggerated sunburn reactions (for example, burning, erythema, exudation, vesicles, blistering, edema) involving areas exposed to light can be associated with the use of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) after sun or uv light. Therefore, excessive exposure to these sources of light should be avoided. ...Read more
Fine: There shouldn't be any problem so long as you're taking the whole dose. Pills are usually ok to crush or chew. However, you don't want to open capsules which are designated as 'extended release' since this ruins the effect. ...Read more
Hi I'm taking phenazopyrid and ciprofloxacin together is this ok or how many hours do I have to wait to?
It is: Quite alright and ok, have or continue a nice day ...Read more
Who can tell me the meaning of my Susceptibility Testing report? Ciprofloxacin <=0.5 SGentamicin >8 RWhat the number mean?
MIC: It basically means the bacteria isolate they are testing shows susceptibility to ciprofloxacin at concerntration of 0.5 mcg/ml (units might differ from country to country). And the S means this bacterial isolate is therefore "sensitive" or "susceptible" to ciprofloxacin. For gentamicin, it's reversed. The bacterial isolate can still grow at upto 8 mcg/ml for gentamicin so its "R" for resistant. ...Read more