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What is ciprofloxacin for?

What is ciprofloxacin for?

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

Cipro (Definition)

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


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Hello. is it ok to use ciprofloxacin with optive? thank you

Hello. is it ok to use ciprofloxacin with optive? thank you

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

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My doctor prescribe me Ciprofloxacin Extended release tablets 500mg for 12days for blood in semen. Today I noticed small red pimples on penis.

My doctor prescribe me Ciprofloxacin Extended release tablets 500mg for 12days for blood in semen. Today I noticed small red pimples on penis.

Unrelated.: Likely, the Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin was given for presumed prostatitis. The red mark/lesions are probably unrelated to the Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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How effective is ciprofloxacin as anti biotic for uti. How long does it take to take effect?

How effective is ciprofloxacin as anti biotic for uti.  How long does it take to take effect?

Good: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is one of the most commonly prescribed abx for uti. Symptomatic improvement can start happening within 24-48 hours provided bug is sensitive to it. ...Read more

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How long until ciprofloxacin works for gram negative folliculitis?

How long until ciprofloxacin works for gram negative folliculitis?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): It will start in just a few days but take the full course. If it does not work, look for resistenet strains. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix ciprofloxacin and azithromycin?

Is it safe to mix ciprofloxacin and azithromycin?

NO: Caution is advised as the combination of the two drugs can produce cardiac arrhythmias. I also am concerned with using multiple antibiotics unless you are under careful management of an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more