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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

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Is ciprofloxacin the best treatment 4 epidydimitis and how long should the course be of 500 mg 2 to be taken a day and how dangerous is ciprofloxacin?

Not the best: At your age, Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is not the best treatment. Epididymitis is usually caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia in young men, and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) won't treat either. The treatment (after doing tests for sexually transmitted infections) is usually with Ceftriaxone plus either Azithromycin or doxycycline. Read more

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How toxic is ciprofloxacin?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): All medications have the possibility of causing certain reactions. Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) as long as it's taken properly, isn't a dangerous medication. Read more

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Side effect or more of ciprofloxacin hcl?

Side effect or more of ciprofloxacin hcl?

Weakened tendons!: Tendons and ligaments have ruptured after long courses of flxin antibiotics. It is quite uncommon, or these drugs would not be used. So albeit rare, the frequency is substantially increased! Read more

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What are the side effects of ciprofloxacin?

What are the side effects of ciprofloxacin?

Many but not common: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is well tolerated but some side effects are 1allergic reaction rare but can be serious, rash, heart beating fast, fainting and dizziness 2joint pain and swelling 3 diarrhea watery or bloody 4confusion, headache, hallucination 5 pale or yellow skin and dark urine, fever&weakness 6urinating less 7nausea&vomiting 8blurred vision 9sllep problem, anxiety 10anxiety&agitation most tolerate well/no effect. Read more

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How long does it take 7 days of 500mg x2 daily of Ciprofloxacin to leave your system?

How long does it take 7 days of 500mg x2 daily of Ciprofloxacin to leave your system?

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

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I have taken last night my last ciprofloxacin pill. How long should I wait until I can have a beer.

ONE beer???: If it's really one beer, pretty much anytime. Would like to know what kind of infection you were being treated for, though. Alcohol is generally not a good thing to consume (especially in larger quantities) when a person has an infection, since it has negative effects of white blood cell activity and production of antibodies. True social drinking (2 or fewer drinks per day in young men) is ok. Read more

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Taking ciprofloxacin but stopped because started getting itchy that is the only side effect I have should I b worried? How long will the itching last?

Taking ciprofloxacin but stopped because started getting itchy that is the only side effect I have should I b worried? How long will the itching last?

Allergy: Sounds likely that this is an allergic reaction which possibly could get worse if you take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) again. The itching likely will subside over a few days. You can consider taking an OTC antihistamine to alleviate the itching. Read more

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Am drnking ciprofloxacin 500mg I cut in half b/c I can't swalow big pills so I chew is it ok?

Am drnking ciprofloxacin 500mg I cut in half b/c I can't swalow big pills so I chew is it ok?

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

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Will the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) interact with birth control pills?

Will the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) interact with birth control pills?

No: There are very few antibiotics that interfere with birth control pills, mainly ones used to treat tuberculosis of which Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not one. Read more

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