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Ciprofloxacin And Antacids
I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it says not to take with antacids, can I take Carafate with cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: Well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you don't specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more
Good day I have a gerd for 1year, now I have u.t.i I drink ciprofloxacin, now my abdomen have deeply pain. Can I drink buscopan, omeprazole & antacid.
NO: Antacids like Tums containing calcium carbonate will significantly reduce the absorption of ciprofloxacin. Omeprazole will also reduce the level or effect of ciprofloxacin. I don't have any information on buscopan as it is not used in the U.S.******CIPROFLOXACIN CAN CAUSE ABDOMINAL PAIN CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR AND ADVISE HIM OF YOUR PAIN. HE MAY ADVISE YOU TO STOP IT AND SUBSTITUTE ANTIBIOTIC. ...Read more
Took cipro then monurol but I still have uti symptoms. Cultured for cipro to work. I am allergic to cipro. Took tums for nausea. Next? RX? Uro?
I did semen culture test twice and diagnosed with staphylococcus epidermidis, the first one was " S " with ciprofloxacin, and second one was " R " why?
Resistant: The strain has become resistant to Ciprofloxacin. ...Read more
Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?
UTI: Recurrent UTI in a man needs a detailed urologic investigation for anatomic abnormalities or physiological or epidemiological features causing this. At the same time your urine can be examined to determine what the material you describe is. Without seeing this it is impossible to know. See a urologist. Good luck. ...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
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): This is short for ciprofloxacin, a more advanced and potent antibiotic. It has a broad spectrum of action and is used to treat infections of the upper respiratory system, urinary tract and sometimes other systems. People stock piled it briefly during the years of anthrax scare for its effectiveness against this organism. ...Read more
No such thing as...: 'strong' or 'weak.' there is broad or narrow spectrum; there is high or low toxicity to humans; and there is the question of whether this antibiotic is right for this infection or not. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is broad spectrum but with significant gaps in it; it is toxic to bones of growing individuals and so contraindicated in pediatrics. ...Read more
Ciprofloxacin: Like all medicines, has side effects. There is no 100% safe medicine and so the risk/benefit should always be weighed. Ciprofloxacin, per the medical drug monograph, has not had reports of weight gain. Ciprofloxacin is generally a short-duration medication, further limiting long-term effects. ...Read more
No: You should not take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with dairy products alone (such as milk or yogurt) or with calcium-fortified juices (such as orange juice). However, you can take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with meals that contain these food items. Calcium can bind to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. ...Read more
BV: No. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not treat BV. For treatment, you should discuss with your provider. FOr women with BV but no symptoms, sometimes treatment is not needed. As well, BV can sometimes clear spontaneously, without any treatment. See your provider to determine what is right for you. ...Read more
Drug Resistance: Even though Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 5oo mgm as a single dose has been recommended in past as an effective treatment for cure of gonorrhea, but it is not recommended these days due to increasing resistance to this drug. A single dose of Rocephin 250 mgm is the recommended antibiotic in 2013 due to increasing resitance to fluroquinolones like cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Levaquin etc. ...Read more
Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is more active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more
Yes: Ciprofloxacin 500mg can be used as a single dose regimen for the treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal infections. The bacteria however have been becoming more resistant to previously used antibiotics. Be sure to take your medication as prescribed and follow-up as indicated. If your infection is not resolved, you may need a medication change. ...Read more