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How long does cipro (ciprofloxacin) stay in body after u r finished taking it?

How long does cipro (ciprofloxacin) stay in body after u r finished taking it?

1 day?: Assuming you have normal kidney function, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has a half-life of 4 hours. That means half of it is gone in 4 hours. Within a day, most of it should be gone. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) and was prescribed to take prednisone 20mg two tablets daily. How long till it clears my body?

I had an allergic reaction to cipro (ciprofloxacin) and was prescribed to take prednisone 20mg two tablets daily. How long till it clears my body?

The serum: Elimination half time of cipro (ciprofloxacin) is about 4 hours in patients with normal renal function, which means half of the absorbed dose is eliminated every 4 hours. Within 24 hours, it is essentially eliminated from the body. ...Read more

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I got hives, body aches and chills from cipro (ciprofloxacin) and metronidazole. How long until they leave your system if you have taken them for a week?

I got hives, body aches and chills from cipro (ciprofloxacin) and metronidazole. How long until they leave your system if you have taken them for a week?

Few days: For most medication allergies when the drug was taken by mouth, the reaction such as hives will begin to improve after 48-72 hours. Drug with long half-lives (slow to clear from the system) which are usually taken once a day it may take a few more days. ...Read more

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How long does Cipro remain effective after taking last dose?

About 12 hours...: Person asks, How long does Cipro remain after taking last dose? About 12 hours though depending on the Kidney functions and other health conditions it could last longer ...Read more

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Can I take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and 12-hour Zyrtek-D (which has pseudofedrine) together? If not, how long should I wait after taking Zyrtek-D before taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Yes: There is no interaction that I can find. Both can be taken together. Why do you take Zyrtec D? If you take it for nasal allergies and your symptoms are bothersome look for the cause so that you don't need it on long term basis. Visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how treating the cause can reduce your dependence on antihistamines and decongestants ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) how long to leave system?

12-24 hours : The half-life of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is around 12 hours ... After 24 hours most of the medication will be metabolized ... ...Read more

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How long after finishing cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I take ibuproferin?

Any time: You can take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and if needed for pain or temp you can take ibuprophen any time you need. ...Read more

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How long does cipro (ciprofloxacin) stay in your system after you've stopped taking it? I have a UTI and only one pill left but I'm not better.

Maybe resistent germ: If you are on your last pill of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and symptoms haven't improved, your infection may be resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and related antibiotics. The doc who rx'ed the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may have sent a culture test to the lab, which can tell what other antibiotics would work best. Call that dr's office and they should be able to prescribe something else if necessary. ...Read more

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I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and im having fast heartbeat and anxiety I took my last pill today how long before the medicine wears off cus I'm very anxious.

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): I'm not a physician, but odd side effects can sometimes occur even with antibiotics and it is good to tell your doctor. Adverse events are supposed to be reported to the FDA, and you can file an event report. I had the sensation of smelling cigarette smoke 24 hours a day during 2 separate Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treatments. Wasn't listed in the PDR, but it was absolutely real, like an ABAB science design-it went aw ...Read more

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If I take one bactrim, how long before I can take cipro (ciprofloxacin) again?

If I take one bactrim, how long before I can take cipro (ciprofloxacin) again?

Now: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Bactrim are both anti-biotics. They could potentially be taken at the same time. Why 1 bactrim? If you are treating a urinary tract infection often, the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be sufficient. This treatment should not be without medical supervision, please consult your prescriber or pharmacist for further assistance. ...Read more

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The longer I'm on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) is it more likely I'll have severe side effects?

No: Severity of reaction is not determined by duration of treatment. Of course the longer you are on an antibiotic the longer time you are susceptible to having a reaction. ...Read more

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I'm on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and it said to not take calcium with it. How long after I take it can I have calcium? Thanks

Cations: Any cations (calcium, zink, etc) will bind to ciprofloxaxin and therebye inhibit absorption. Therefore, you should wait at least two hours between the time you swallow ciprofloxaxin and any cations. It does not matter the order; just keep them two hours apart. ...Read more

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Aren't cipro's effects cumilitive, meaning the longer you're on it, the more likely you'll have a bad reaction/side effect?

Aren't cipro's effects cumilitive, meaning the longer you're on it, the more likely you'll have a bad reaction/side effect?

Possibly: There is some correlation with time of therapy and tendon rupture. Also, long term antibiotics foster secondary overgrowth with yeast, clostridium difficile, etc. Must always assess potential benefits versus risks. Talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I missed one dose of cipro. I took my next dose at the required time. Do I finish all the medicine or dispose of the last pill at the end?

It may not matter: With almost all infections treated with antibiotics, if a dose or two are missed, it's generally best to take all the drug. It may depend on what you are being treated for, but probably doesn'the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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Did I get orchitis again? 2 months ago, had orchitis(only orchitis.) presc 4 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin). Took 3 pills felt better stopped. Came back, finished dose?

Possibly.: If you stopped you antibiotics after only 3 doses; you probably did not eradicate the infection. It is important to take antibiotics as directed and until the course of therapy is completed. You should get re-checked by your physician. ...Read more

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How long should you be on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for walking pneumonia?

How long should you be on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for walking pneumonia?

Varies: In general, a 7-10 day course should be sufficient for a bacterial pneumonia. This can vary and may be longer depending on the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) safe? I am taking it for an uti and I am deathly afraid of the side effects I have been reading about. Scared to finish my course.

Yes: Ciprofloxacin is generally well tolerated and commonly prescribed to adults for urinary tract infections. Side effects are rare. There are side effects to all medications. If you experience any side effects that are not tolerable, stop the medication and consult your MD immediately. ...Read more

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How long after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can i have caffeine again. In large amounts? Is a day after stopping a 3 weeks course long enough to be drinking alot of coffee? I heard there were very bad interactions between these two.

How long after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can i have caffeine again. In large amounts? Is a day after stopping a 3 weeks course long enough to be drinking alot of coffee? I heard there were very bad interactions between these two.

Interaction moderate: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may increase the effects of caffeine, causing more jitteriness, tremor, anxiety and insomnia. These effects should less within 3-4 days of finishing, but not necessarily the day after. Large amounts of caffeine really aren't good for you, and I urge you to moderate your use. ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl how long before they work?

5-7 days: But that does not mean to stop them, you shouid ask the prescriping physician. ...Read more

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How long after finishing cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I take fluconazole?

How long after finishing cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I take fluconazole?

7 days: The pathway to remove things (like cipro)from the body may be impaired by some drugs.
I think a week should be enough. ...Read more

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How long after a two-week course of cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I take a psa test?

No limit: In general, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat an infection (often in the bladder, but can be used for prostate disease too). Psa test may be falsely elevated due to an underlying infection, which causes the cells to rupture or breakdown, releasing psa into the serum. So, maybe wait until the infection is gone (not directly related to cipro). ...Read more

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How long after I took a dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) do I have to wait to take some Aleve?

How long after I took a dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) do I have to wait to take some Aleve?

Avoid this: Since you are already taking Ibuprofen you should not take aleve. They are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and should not be taken together at the same time. If you are having fever take aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or drink fluids and let the antibiotic start to work. ...Read more

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