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Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more
Red scab on tip of penis .5 CM dia. for 2 weeks. teseted neg for HIV and syphilus. have swollen lymph in groin. had penicillin and cipro (ciprofloxacin). Suggestion?
Continue: to follow with your doctor till it clears , most of the other infections are not serious , can be treated successfully ...Read more
I have a tooth infection but I'm allergic to penicillin. Is 500mg Cipro (ciprofloxacin) something I can take to help?
Penicillin testing: Even though Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is typically tolerated if pcn-allergic, sounds like HealthTap dentists don't feel it is effective on dental infections. Go see an allergist to get penicillin testing, so a dentist can prescribe you the best antibiotic. Good chance you're no longer allergic. And follow their recommendations; get it done right the first time. ...Read more
I would not expect : to see cross-sensitivity between ciprofloxacin (a flouroquinolone) and either a penicillin or a sulfa drug. All 3 are chemically different. While a person could be allergic to all three, it would typically be considered three different allergies, not a single allergy related to all three medications. ...Read more
Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?
Yes: You can take these 2 classes of antibiotics at the same time if indicated. ...Read more
Can a Z pack be given for a UTI? I absolutely refuse to take fluoroquinolone meds such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and I'm allergic to Penicillin
3/18/16 prescription for penicillin 28 qty 7 days and 4/7/16 doxycycline 20 qty 10 days. Should my TRUS prostate biopsy be delayed? (cipro (ciprofloxacin) prescribed
No: Go ahead with your biopsy. But why all the antibiotics? ...Read more
Is cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxian or cipro (ciprofloxacin) a member of the penicilin family cause im allergic to the cilin families?
I am alergic to penicillan, sulfa and cipro (ciprofloxacin). I have used microbid so much it doesn't work now. What can I take for u.T.I.'s ?
Is there another drug combination for diverticulitis besides Flagel? I am also taking Bactrim due to allergies to Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Keflex and Penecillin.
Antibiotic allergies: You need the help of an ID doctor-since they are experts in antibiotics. First, I would want to 'define' ur allergies further-because sometimes a patient is labeled as 'allergic' & they aren't really allergic at all. That is really important. If ur truly allergic to penicillin, cephalosporins & cipro (ciprofloxacin) which is a fluoroquinolone, ur options are quite limited for oral therapy. Doxycycline might help. ...Read more
On drugs.Com it lists Lexapro (escitalopram) as having a major interaction w/cipro. I am allergic to pennicillin and sulfa. What options do I have to treat a uti?
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
You could: But this antibiotic does not work great for strep throat, which really is the only time you need to take an antibiotic for a throat infection. If this hasn't been given to you by a doctor who has seen your throat, you definitely should not take it. It can lead to antibiotics not working when they are supposed to. ...Read more
Can I use doxycycline for diverticulitis? Allergic to sulfa and penicillin and unable to tolerate cipro/flagyl. Have not tried doxycycline.
OK: Thankfully, if you took 3 penicillin you don't need to go to the ER or call poison control. Depending on the strength of penicillin, sometimes it is dosed to take 4 times a day (not all at once), but if you accidentally took them all at once you still won't "overdose" - might get a stomach ache or diarrhea, but no OD. Still, always take your meds as prescribed!!! ...Read more
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
Penicillin allergy: Up to 1/10 people are reported to have Penicillin allergy. Unfortunately it is often over diagnosed, often because of a rash from a viral illness. This underlies the importance of using antibiotics wisely. There is a family history but not enough to avoid the medication. Testing can be done to assess penicillin allergy and there is treatment to help. Chances are you have received Penicillin? ...Read more