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How long would it take for a ciproflaxin (antibiotic) allergy to take place if you had one?

How long would it take for a ciproflaxin (antibiotic) allergy to take place if you had one?

Immediately!: An allergy and a side effect are not the same. It may take several doses to cause nausea and vomiting. An allergic reaction such as face swelling and shortness of breath takes only one pill to cause your already primed immune system react violently. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can flagyl and ciprofloxacin 500mg oral antibiotics treat bacterial infections in the armpit or no?

Can flagyl and ciprofloxacin 500mg oral antibiotics treat bacterial infections in the armpit or no?

Hidradenitis?: The combination of "bacterial infections in the armpit" plus these particular antibiotics suggest your doctor is treating you for hidradenitis suppurativa. HA itself is not an infection, but it has very similar symptoms, and infection can complicate HA. If so, these antibiotics are typical and should help. Discuss with the doctor treating you, or maybe consult an infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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On antibiotics Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat prostatitis. Will this medicine cover STDs, if there is any?

On antibiotics Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat prostatitis. Will this medicine cover STDs, if there is any?

Not reliable: Ciprofloxacin is not recommended for any STD. It would often cover gonorrhea, but not always. It is ineffective against chlamydia. Also ineffective against syphilis, and no antibiotic works for herpes -- but these don't cause prostatitis-like symptoms. ...Read more

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How effective is ciprofloxacin as an antibiotic?

How effective is ciprofloxacin as an antibiotic?

Yes: Depending on the bacteria causing the infection and the location of the infection. ...Read more

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If antibiotic is expired since 2013 how effective would it be if taken now? It's ciprofloxacin

If antibiotic is expired since 2013 how effective would it be if taken now? It's ciprofloxacin

Rule of thumb: Though the expiration date on a drug is not the time the drug is 100% useless, it will diminish potency over time. Since this is October 2014 and you indicated 2013, the drug may be close to or over 1 year past expiration. I would not recommend you using it. ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Strong?: Antibiotics are neither week or strong. They are either narrow spectrum (only good to kill a few germs) or broad spectrum (kills a lot of types of germs). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a intermediate to broad in its spectrum, yet it does not kill all germs that cause infections. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking ciprofloxacin antibiotics?

Side effects of taking ciprofloxacin antibiotics?

Gastrointestinal: Stomach upset with nausea are common. Diarrhea can occur. Metallic taste is a common complaint. Long term use can rarely lead to tendon and retina damage. ...Read more

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Help please! Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic?

Help please! Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic?

Effectiveness: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually used for urinary tract infections as it has the most effect in the urinary system. It is also used for certain types of diarrhea-Gastrointestinal issues and for skin infections or skin wounds. I agree that Iu should Df only take if prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Can I use Ciprofloxacin & buscopan antibiotics together?

Can I use Ciprofloxacin & buscopan antibiotics together?

Yes: There are no interactions between the two. By the way, buscopan is not an antibiotic, but an antispasmodic.Good luck. ...Read more

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How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

Usually by mouth: Available in both tablet & liquid form. Occasionally given intravenously for patients who can or should not take anything by mouth. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin a normal 1st choice for an antibiotic to treat prostatitis?

Is ciprofloxacin a normal 1st choice for an antibiotic to treat prostatitis?

Yes: The prescribed dose is usually twice daily for 14 days! It usually takes about 2 days before you will notice a decrease in your symptoms.
Be sure to take the entire 14 days of meds! ...Read more

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Dear sir, what is difference between agumentin and ciprofloxacin, that's why both of them is antibiotic?

Dear sir, what is difference between agumentin and ciprofloxacin, that's why both of them is antibiotic?

Different targets: Yes, they are both antibiotics but they act on different types of bacteria. There are many types of bacteria and require different mechanisms to kill or stunt their reproduction. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is used more for gram negatives and Augmentin is used for gram positives and anaerobes mostly. ...Read more

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Will antibiotic called "Ciprofloxacin" treat mrsa?

Will antibiotic called "Ciprofloxacin" treat mrsa?

Not usual choice: Drugs used to treat MRSA include Septra (Bactrim), doxycycline, and vancomycin. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not usually used for MRSA infection. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) make you tired?

Not likely.: Not usual, but even placebo makes 10 percent of people tired. Maybe the infection for which you are taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is causing you to be tired. ...Read more

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How bad are antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually well tolerated. Some individuals may get a rash. Serious side effects include inflammation of the tendons particularly the ankle tendon. ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose side effect from Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotics)?

Is there any way to diagnose side effect from Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotics)?

Doctor: I am not sure there is a specific way to diagnose side effects. The most common are dizziness, GI upset, diarrhea and tendonitis. SE the doctor for advice if symptoms are caused by the drug and if the person taking the drug needs something different.
Best wishes ...Read more

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I just took my last antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin)...How long before I can have some wine?

I just took my last antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin)...How long before I can have some wine?

Any time: Ciprofloxacin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic. The combined use of Ciprofloxacin and alcohol had not caused any documented severe side effects. Therefore, although this combination is not necessarily recommended by most doctors, serious physical repercussions are unlikely. ...Read more

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HELP! I was wondering if I can take ciprofloxacin (antibiotic) while on accutane? I was pescribed with both

HELP! I was wondering if I can take ciprofloxacin (antibiotic) while on accutane? I was pescribed with both

Drugs: You can take both drugs together but avoid sunlight because there is an additive effect to sunlight when both are taken together ...Read more

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How effective is ciprofloxacin in treating external otitis? Do I need to consult a specialist once the antibiotics are over?

How effective is ciprofloxacin in treating external otitis? Do I need to consult a specialist once the antibiotics are over?

No: Ciprofloxin otic suspension or solutions is great. But is the symptoms get worse quickly you need to go to urgent care. If you feel better the next step is to make sure your ears are dry after you shower. ...Read more

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Got told I have prostatitis and been on 3 different types of antibiotics including ciprofloxacin, pain and burning still there. Only 18, worried.

Got told I have prostatitis and been on 3 different types of antibiotics including ciprofloxacin, pain and burning still there. Only 18, worried.

See remark: prostatitis is hard to define, diagnose or treat. I have done work in this field for years. It is an enigma to urologists
If antibiotics are not helping (since we can rarely find a +
culture in the urine in this disease, we treat symptomatically. Sit in warm tub for 15 min. Take Ibuprofen (600 mg twice a day) if you are not allergic to it.
Avoid spicey food, pepper, if possible alcohol for about a week. ...Read more

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Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) weeks ago had sudden chronicdiarrhea for 11 days dr said it was from bacieria from cipro (ciprofloxacin) she wanted to put me on antibiotics but I feel btr?

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) weeks ago had sudden chronicdiarrhea for 11 days dr said it was from bacieria from cipro (ciprofloxacin) she wanted to put me on antibiotics but I feel btr?

Take the treatment: It sounds like you have clostridium difficile colitis. It is caused by this toxin producing bacteria overgrowing in the colon after taking antibiotics. It is treated with a 10-14 day course of oral Flagyl or vancomycin which are active against the c. Diff. Unfortunately relapses occur in 25-30% of treated patients requiring re-treatment. ...Read more

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Switching antibiotics from bactrim to Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin). Bactrim stopped last night/taken for 5 days. Is it ok to start cipro (ciprofloxacin) today or are there any interactions?

It is ok: You didn't say what you were taking the antibiotics for- I am assuming urinary tract infection? Also, I am assuming a medical provider told you to switch and start cipro (ciprofloxacin). If so - there are no significant interactions (as long as you're not allergic). ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) safe if bad kidneys?

Usually: With poor renal function, the dose of Ciprofloxacin should be half of normal, once instead of twice daily. ...Read more

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Help please! Could cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotic cause candidiasis?

Help please! Could cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotic cause candidiasis?

Antibiotics can: Antibiotics kill bacterial infections but can also kill good bacteria leading to overgrowth of other organisms like candida. See your dentist or doctor for a proper diagnosis so you can get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics work for everyone to treat uti?

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). Do not share your antibiotics and do take someone else's antibiotics. ...Read more

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What probiotic pill may I take with my Cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotic?

Natural probiotics: I believe 'natural' probiotics are better than pills. My personal favorite is yogurt - which these days comes in many brands and formulations like yogurt drinks. If you're not a yogurt fan, there is sour cream, (raw) sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha. With cipro, (ciprofloxacin) the major side-effects are nausea, diarrhea, weakness of tendons, and dizziness. If you take yogurt, separate the dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) from it. ...Read more

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What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs?  

What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs?  

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone, so are Avelox and Levaquin. This family of antibiotics stops bacteria from replicating and so stops infection. ...Read more

Cipro (Definition)

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