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Cipro (Definition)

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


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I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it says not to take with antacids, can I take Carafate with cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it says not to take with antacids, can I take Carafate with cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

NOT TOGETHER: Sucrocate (carafate) can bind to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in the stomch decreasing the amount that is absorped into the blood stream. You should take ciprodose at least4 hours before or 6 hours after taking carafate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?

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

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Please describe the medication: ciprofloxacin?

Please describe the medication: ciprofloxacin?

Antibiotic: Treats infections. Also treats anthrax infection after possible exposure. This medicine is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. ...Read more

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Humanbite skinbroken taken a t and taken ciprofloxacin for threedays is it enough?

Humanbite skinbroken taken a t and taken ciprofloxacin for threedays is it enough?

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

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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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Is ciprofloxacin used for cellulitis?

Yes: Likely not first choice, but yes it can be used. ...Read more

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Is there penicillin in ciprofloxacin?

No: Ciprofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic, totally unrelated to the penicillins. ...Read more

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What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for?

What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for?

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

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What is ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)?

What is ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)?

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin): Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) is the trade name for the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin eye drop or ointment. ...Read more

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What is ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) used for?

What is ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) used for?

Ciloxin is the…: antibiotic Ciprofloxacin for ophthalmic (eye) use against infections of the cornea & conjunctiva. ...Read more

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Ciprofloxacin. Is this a strong antibotic?

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

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May I safely eat bananas while being on ciprofloxacin?

Yes: If you could eat them before going on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) you can still eat them. No problem. ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and rashes?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and rashes?

Yes?: Any drug, including ciprofloxacin, can cause allergic eruptions. ...Read more

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Does ciprofloxacin cause weight gain?

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

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Taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) help shingles?

Shingles: No! Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the chicken virus. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) just treats bacteria not viruses. You would need Valtrex 1 gram three times a day for 7 days. ...Read more

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Can I drink milk with cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) work to treat bv?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) work to treat bv?

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

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

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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Can I take ciprofloxacin 500mg for gonorrhea?

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

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What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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

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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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Ciprofloxacin 500mg for gonorrhea. Is this normal?

Ciprofloxacin 500mg for gonorrhea. Is this normal?

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

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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more


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Tums (Definition)

Tums is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more