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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Cipro

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Years ago, drank water from a natural sprig. Then got very sick with stomach bug, diarrhea weigh loss. Given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Got better. Any long term effects?

Years ago, drank water from a natural sprig. Then got very sick with stomach bug, diarrhea weigh loss. Given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Got better. Any long term effects?

Not really: You said this happened years ago! You then took a course of antibiotics (ciprofloxacin) and you're asking about effects years later. I assume that the medicine you took was not radioactive and you excreted it in a very short time (days, not years). ...Read more

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Was already taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) long term for pseudomonas. Got sick (sore throat and ear infection). Today PCP prescribed Keflex. Should be ok?

Was already taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) long term for pseudomonas. Got sick (sore throat and ear infection). Today PCP prescribed Keflex. Should be ok?

Should be fine: The symptom pattern you describe can be caused by viruses or bacteria.It emerged in spite of the Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) so we know if it is a bacteria it is resistant to that med. The Keflex is a good basic med and can work when taken concurrently. If you don't see improvement within 3 days contact your PCP. ...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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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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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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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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