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Ciprofloxacn Tab 500mg
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 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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..... ...Read more
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 ...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
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Antibiotic: It is used to treat many different types of infections. ...Read more
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
24 hours: Ciprofloxacin is removed from your body in about 24 hours. ...Read more
Couple of days: After one dose, the majority of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be removed from the body after about 24 hours. If the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been taken twice a day, it will take a couple of days. The "half life" of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is about 4 hours, meaning that half of the drug is gone after 4 hours, then half again is gone after another 4 hours, etc. This is different if a person has kidney disease, then it takes much longer. ...Read more
Call doctor asap: You did not say what kind of pain you are having. Is it in the area where your infection is, GI pain, rash. Call the doctor who is treating your infection asap. They can answer your question and tell you what to do now. ...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
Try to avoid the sun: Moderate to severe photosensitivity/phototoxicity reactions, the latter of which may manifest as exaggerated sunburn reactions (for example, burning, erythema, exudation, vesicles, blistering, edema) involving areas exposed to light can be associated with the use of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) after sun or uv light. Therefore, excessive exposure to these sources of light should be avoided. ...Read more
Hi I'm taking phenazopyrid and ciprofloxacin together is this ok or how many hours do I have to wait to?
It is: Quite alright and ok, have or continue a nice day ...Read more
Who can tell me the meaning of my Susceptibility Testing report? Ciprofloxacin <=0.5 SGentamicin >8 RWhat the number mean?
MIC: It basically means the bacteria isolate they are testing shows susceptibility to ciprofloxacin at concerntration of 0.5 mcg/ml (units might differ from country to country). And the S means this bacterial isolate is therefore "sensitive" or "susceptible" to ciprofloxacin. For gentamicin, it's reversed. The bacterial isolate can still grow at upto 8 mcg/ml for gentamicin so its "R" for resistant. ...Read more
Are there regions in the us in which ciprofloxacin is less effective that in others? What environmental factors influence its efficacy?
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
Antibiotics for MRSA are: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 1 tab BID x 5-10 days (2 tab BID if BMI >40);Clindamycin 300 mg Q8 hours (450 mg if BMI > 40); Doxycycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days; Minocycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days.
If the infection is just a boil or a small abscess >Just incision and drainage alone, without antibiotics ...Read more