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Ciprofloxacin 500mg Antibiotics
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
On antibiotics Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat prostatitis. Will this medicine cover STDs, if there is any?
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
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
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
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
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
CIPRO (ciprofloxacin): NO IT IS NOT OTOTOXIC PER THE COMPANY PACKAGE INSERT. ...Read more
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
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
How effective is ciprofloxacin in treating external otitis? Do I need to consult a specialist once the antibiotics are over?
Got told I have prostatitis and been on 3 different types of antibiotics including ciprofloxacin, pain and burning still there. Only 18, worried.
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
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
Usually: With poor renal function, the dose of Ciprofloxacin should be half of normal, once instead of twice daily. ...Read more
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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