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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...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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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?

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. ...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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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..... ...Read more

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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 ...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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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 ...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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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. ...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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What is the definition or description of: ciprofloxacin?

Antibiotic: It is used to treat many different types of infections. ...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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How long does it take for ciprofloxacin to get out of your ststem?

24 hours: Ciprofloxacin is removed from your body in about 24 hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ciprofloxacin to get out if your stdtem?

How long does it take for ciprofloxacin to get out if your stdtem?

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

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What to do if I took ciprofloxacin and now feel lots of pain - please help?

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

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How long do you have to wait before you can eat after taking a ciprofloxacin pill?

How long do you have to wait before you can eat after taking a ciprofloxacin pill?

WITH OER WITHOUT FOO: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be taken with food or any other time without food and you can eat food when you take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if you like. But take it at same time daily twice a day, morning and night. ...Read more

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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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What wilk happen if I an exposed to prolonged sunlight while taking ciprofloxacin 500 mg?

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

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What to do if I was wondering how long should I wait to eat something after I take a ciprofloxacin pill?

WITH OER WITHOUT FOO: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be taken with food or any other time without food and you can eat food when you take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if you like. But take it at same time daily twice a day, morning and night. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Can I take ciprofloxacin HCl 500mg for toothache?

Can I take ciprofloxacin HCl 500mg for toothache?

Depends: It depends on what's causing the toothache. If the toothache is related to infection, possibly. However, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would not be my 1st choice. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

No: 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