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Dosage Of Ciprofloxacin For Gonorrhea
Could a single dose of 1g azithromycin and 500mg ciprofloxacin be enough to treat chlamydia and gonorrhea infection?
No: Current cdc recommendations for gonorrhea and chlmydia are a single dose of Ceftriaxone 250 mg (shot) and a single dose of Azithromycin 1g (by mouth). Instead of Azithromycin you could do Doxycycline 100 mg by mouth twice a day for 7 days. Treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease (more severe infection in females) cannot be done in a single dose. ...Read more
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
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
How can I treat GONORRHEA? This occurs actually the second time. I took ciprofloxacin once a day but it seems there is no further effect.
Shot: Call your local health department. You need to get a shot. ...Read more
I have 500 mg Cipro (ciprofloxacin) pills for gonorrhea, how many pills per day should I take and how many days?
Don't take it: Gonorrhea is not reliably treated with ciprofloxacin and related drugs, especially in Asia. You'll need an injection of ceftriaxone, and oral azithromycin or doxycycline as well. There are excellent STD clinics and specialists in Bangkok; visit one for professional management. ...Read more
No: Most STIs don't respond to Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a reasonable treatment for gonorrhea; however, treating Chlamydia with Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin isn't effective. It frequently results in many treatment failures and relapses. Doxycycline and Zithromax are the recommended treatment. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) also isn't effective for Syphilis, HIV, HPV, Herpes, and Trichomonas. Best wishes! ...Read more
Will 500 mg of ciprofloxacin treat gonorrhea or chlamydia if 1 tablet is taken twice daily for 3 days (6 total tablets)?
Definitely not!: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin once was used routinely to treat gonorrhea, but many gonorrhea strains are now resistant to it. And cipro (ciprofloxacin) has never been effective for chlamydia. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) definitely should not be used to treat either of these STDs; no matter how much you take, it is not likely to work. Talk with your doctor about getting proper treatment, usually with ceftriaxone, azithromycin, or both. Good luck! ...Read more
I've been taking metronidazole 500mg & ciprofloxacin 500mg together for 7 days for but still my Gonorrhea has not stopped. Help?
Got treated for gonorrhea 3 months ago (w/ cipro (ciprofloxacin) + doxy) Today the same symptoms cameback. Can I go buy cipro (ciprofloxacin) + doxy without seeing doctor? (i'm in TH)
Does you script have refills? If so try it one more time.
If not call your doctor ...Read more
Hi, Is Ciprofloxacin good vs Gonorrhea and how long should I take it? I was told to take Azithromycin as well for Chlamydia. Is it it ok to combine?
Yes you need to take: Both antibiotics for these diseases. However in recent population studies in the USA and throughout the world, fluoroquinolone-resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrhaea have become widespread, especially in more endemic areas with the highest prevalence. This means that it may be safer for you to seek a single dose Ceftriaxone in the arm or buttock for best available treatment method. ...Read more
What prostatitis infection after hand job with oil? Chlamydia and gonorrhea neg. Doxy, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) z pack, no help. Flagyl helped little. What do I do?
Doubt prostatitis: No STD or any infection that might cause prostatitis is possible from such contact. I'm guessing your symptoms are some combination of urinary urgency, bladder discomfort, and/or testicular or low abdominal pain. Most men with such symptoms have genitally focused anxiety--pain from pevlic muscle tension not prostate. That all the antibiotics didn't help is very strong evidence against infection. ...Read more
How long it takes for cipro & doxy to be out of the body? I'm actually on cipro & doxy for a gonorrhea. I'm in my day 4 of a 7 days treatment. I take 4 pills a day (morning/night, 1-1 - 1-1) How long will it take for the antibiotics to leave my body af
Is 1g of azithromycin and 400 mg of cefixime good against gonorrhea? Tried doxy+cipro already and it didn't work. I'm in Thailand, allergic penicilin
Should be OK: Gonorrhea bacteria in SE Asia, including Thailand, often are resistant to both ciprofloxacin and doxycycline, so no surprise they didn't work. Cefixime and azithromycin should be OK, but the best option would have been a shot of ceftriaxone 250 mg instead of cefixime. You should be retested in 2-3 weeks to be sure it's gone; if not, see an STD expert and discuss ceftriaxone. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to take doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) for gonnorhea if I don't have doctor prescription? I took that months ago and it helped me. I feel same symptoms.
Not a good idea: There is a reason, why there are over-the-counter medications and medications that a doctor has to prescribe and to monitor, while a patient is taking them. Doxy plus cipro (ciprofloxacin) for gonorrhea is overkill - provided it is gonorrhea that you have. Just because the symptoms seem to be the same, it may be more than just gonorrhea. Be smart and get checked. ...Read more
Slight white discharge, slight pain w/urination (almost 2 weeks) Zithromax & cipro (ciprofloxacin) didn't help. Test neg for chlamydia & gonnorrhea. Thoughts?
More evaluation...: Additional information is needed to answer your question with any meaning since you are experiencing may be 1) a yeast infection, 2)continued UTI if the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotics used, 3) atrophy due to menopause, 4) something other than a UTI. A clinical re-evaluation is needed to determine any additional testing is needed to secure the diagnosis. ...Read more
See below: 500 mg by mouth ever 24 hours for 3 days ...Read more
Diagnosed with chronic prostatitis and chronic epididymitis. Prescribed ciprofloxacin, in your opinion, what dosage and how long for should it be taken
Does ciprofloxacin interfere with ovulation or affect conception? What's the danger of incomplete dosage of ciprofloxacin? Does it lead to infertility?
Not Associated: There is no known reason for cipro (ciprofloxacin) to interfere with ovulation or conception. It is also not associated with infertility. The incomplete dosage could only lead to the issue you are being treated for not resolving. You did not clarify what it was being given for. ...Read more
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kids: The recommended oral dose of ciprofloxacin in pediatric patients over one year of age is 10 mg/kg to 20 mg/kg (maximum 750mg/dose) every 12 hours. ...Read more
11month long epididymo-prostatitis, prescribed ciprofloxacin 6 week course. Pain usually comes back 3 hours after taking - cause for higher dosage?
Need to reassess...:
Your clinical resistance to respond to antibiotic use deserves reassessing clinical accuracy in dx. To do so, collect the features, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of event, and bring those to doc for review, analysis, more hx, physicals, and tests as needed so to deduce a more reasonable DX for proposing more pertinent rx.
Best wish... ...Read more
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Usually 250 -500 mg twice daily for 3-10 days. ...Read more
It depends.: For the average size adult without kidney or liver problems, the appropriate dose for an acute sinus infection (symptoms present for only a week or so) is 500mg twice a day for 7 to 10 days. Chronic sinusitis (infection persisting for several weeks or more) is often treated for much longer, up to 4-6 weeks of antibiotic therapy. ...Read more
What is the cause for strep uti? Treated with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it came back. Is amoxicillin a good choice and what is the usual dosage for strep uti?
Yes: Streptococcal bacteria can be "normal" flora in the vagina or rectum/gi tract but if they get into the bladder, they can cause problems/utis. Amoxicillin may have better activity against streptococcal bacteria than cipro, (ciprofloxacin) but it depends on the sensitivity. A typical dose is 500mg taken every 8 hours for 3-7days depending on the severity of the infection (eg if kidney involvement is present/suspec. ...Read more