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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar Dr. Ghaffar
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
University of Karachi, Dow Medical College
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I have to take ciprofloxacin 500mg tab for 3days 1twice a day. But am feeling sick with lots of headech and nausia is it normal?

I have to take ciprofloxacin 500mg tab for 3days 1twice a day. But am feeling sick with lots of headech and nausia is it normal?

Yes: Nausea and headache are possible side effect of ciprofloxacin. It is important to know the cause of your illness for which Ciprofloxacin is prescribed. There is a possibility that nausea and headache could be the symptoms of your illness not adequately treated with Ciprofloxacin

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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I was prescribed ciprofloxacin 500mg tab and I can't swallow them is it true I an take them thru my vagina?

I was prescribed ciprofloxacin 500mg tab and I can't swallow them is it true I an take them thru my vagina?

No: Just dissolve it in a juice or water then swallow it. It does not work when inserted into the vagina.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Had urine culture and e.Coli is found. Doctor prescribed ciprofloxacin 1 tab 500mg for 10 days. Is it enough to treat e.Coli. Having scrotal pain also?

Had urine culture and e.Coli is found. Doctor prescribed ciprofloxacin 1 tab 500mg for 10 days. Is it enough to treat e.Coli. Having scrotal pain also?

E. Coli: The Norms: Yes. But if it is seeded into the prostate gland as well you may need medication for six weeks or so. Your family doctor can sort this out for you.

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Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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I m continung pregnancy for last 1 month; but I have taken tab. Ciprofloxacin for 6 days 2 weeks back. Should I continue pregnancy now?

I m continung pregnancy for last 1 month; but I have taken tab. Ciprofloxacin for 6 days 2 weeks back. Should I continue pregnancy now?

You can: Ciprofloxacin has a category B3 and has not been shown to cause deformities in animal studies on fetuses. If you want to keep the baby, the chances are that all is fine with the baby!

Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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I'm 10 weeks pregnant just got my results, I have urinary infection so im taking ciprofloxacin tabs wanted to find out if they safe for my pregnancy?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant just got my results, I have urinary infection so im taking ciprofloxacin tabs wanted to find out if they safe for my pregnancy?

See below: Safety in pregnancy has not been established for any of the quinolones, but studies of babies born to women exposed to Norfloxacin or Ciprofloxacin during the first trimester of pregnancy identified no increase in teratogenic risks.

Dr. Robert Grindstaff Dr. Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
34 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ronda Alexander Dr. Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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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.

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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What is ciprofloxacin?

What is ciprofloxacin?

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.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Christopher Schmidt Dr. Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery
33 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Can I break a 500mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) in half?

Sure: You can do almost anything. The question is why? Talking to the provider who prescribed a certain dose and dosing regiment is wise before you yourself start altering it.....

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How many days do you have to take 500mg ciprofloxacin for uncomplicated UTai?

3 days: Check out http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2011/1001/p771.html for the definition of uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) and various antibiotic regimens. While Ciprofloxacin is 2nd tier, 500mg daily for 3 days or 250mg twice daily also for 3 days. 1st tier antibiotics include 3 options ranging from 1 single dose to 3 days to 5 days. Discuss your drug allergies & other medications w/your Family Doc

Dr. Leslie Howell Dr. Howell
Psychiatry
16 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can I take ciprofloxacin with weed?

Can I take ciprofloxacin with weed?

Not recommended: Marijuana affects the brain, and ciprofloxacin also can cause certain CNS (central nervous system) side effects too. So the combination is not recommended because of the increased chance of an adverse effect. That being said, any effect in a young person would probably be mild. Definitely the elderly are more at risk. Smoking weed may expose you to combustion products in the lungs- that's not good

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What is the ciprofloxacin shelf life?

If no expity date?: If no expiry date it is better not to take it. But you can call the pharmacist who filled the presctription if possible my advice is never use left over antibiotics unless there is expiry date on the label. Different batches have different expiry date and shelf life depends on the manufacturing date.

Dr. Phillip Goebel Dr. Goebel
Emergency Medicine
12 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Will ciprofloxacin affect my combined pill?

Yes: Antibiotics can impair absorption of your birth control, and decrease their effectiveness.

Dr. Michael Dansie Dr. Dansie
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Victor Nwanguma Dr. Nwanguma
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
16 years in practice
University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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What is the definition or description of: ciprofloxacin?

Antibiotic: It is used to treat many different types of infections.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

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