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Dr prescribed ciprofloxaxin while I am on Librax - think I am going into benzodiaz withdrawal - panic and depression. what should i do? stop librax?

Dr prescribed ciprofloxaxin while I am on Librax - think I am going into benzodiaz withdrawal - panic and depression. what should i do? stop librax?

No: Adding ciprofloxaxin to librax should not result in a significant interaction. If you feel librax is not working as well call your doctor and ask him/her about this. There may be another cause that needs to be assessed. ...Read more

Withdrawal (Definition)

Symptoms upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances such as ...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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Are there regions in the us in which ciprofloxacin is less effective that in others? What environmental factors influence its efficacy?

Are there regions in the us in which ciprofloxacin is less effective that in others?  What environmental factors influence its efficacy?

Yes: The effectiveness of an antibiotic depends on the sensitivity of the microbes that it is used against. This can vary quite a bit based on locations, but this is more from how antibiotics are used in your community, not environmental factors. ...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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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

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What is ciprofloxacin ?

What is ciprofloxacin
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An antibiotic: Hi. Ciprofloxacin is an antibacterial antibiotic that blocks the bacterial ability to replicate DNA, so the cells can't divide and reproduce. It gets a lot of gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Most common use is for urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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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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Does ciprofloxacin have a shelf life?

Yes it does: Shelf life is dependant on the date the antibiotic was manufactured and it is printed on the original bottle. ...Read more

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