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Doctor insights on: They Gave Me Ciprofloxacin For An Infection 500mg I Cant Swalow It So I Cut In Half Is That Ok And Does It Mean I Have Gohnerrea Or Clymthsya

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have urine infection ithey fou blood not much they gave me ciprofloxacin does it mean I have.. Gonehrria or clymthia?

I have urine infection ithey fou blood not much they gave me ciprofloxacin does it mean I have.. Gonehrria or clymthia?

No: Bladder infection, or cystitis, may be related to sexual activity, especially in women, but this is not chlamydia or gonorrhea. Both would require different antibiotics to treat, do if you were given Cipro (ciprofloxacin) that would be unlikely. ...Read more

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Ended cipro (ciprofloxacin) yesterday for UTI but still showing trace lucocytes in urine, does this mean i still have an infection?

Yes: With the increased use of cipro (ciprofloxacin), (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) there are now more bacteria resistant to this antibiotic. You may have a mied population of bacteria, majority of which have been killed by cipro (ciprofloxacin). However, you may now be harboring the resistant stragglers that your immune system are still fighting - hence the leucocytes in your urine. Your body might succeed on its own and you may not need more rx but if not... ...Read more

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What does abnormal urine culture mean? I've been using ciprofloxacin for the last week for a uti infection. Lately not much improvement.

What does abnormal urine culture mean? I've been using ciprofloxacin for the last week for a uti infection. Lately not much improvement.

Confirm UTI? Or STD?: It sounds like the culture just confirmed your UTI. However, UTIs are uncommon in males your age. Are you sure it wasn't a urine test for gonorrhea or chlamydia? These STDs, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) are often misdiagnosed as UTI and are much more common. Check back with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) help with Nephroptosis?This is what the ER Dr gave me but I had no infection in tests.Seeing Kidney specialist soon but pain is BAD.Advice?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) help with Nephroptosis?This is what the ER Dr gave me but I had no infection in tests.Seeing Kidney specialist soon but pain is BAD.Advice?

Here are some...: Nephroptosis is often an incidental finding while taking imaging studies such as CT for abdominal pain. It is a medical term to describe a high kidney mobility between lying and standing positions. However, how that finding is related with the patient has to be assessed very carefully so to determine its clinical significance. Clinically, it's very unlikely to cause UTI so Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would not help. ...Read more

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My husbands nly complaint is the need to pee. No pain. He went to doctor and no infection. Gave cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a week. Felt ok. But its come back.?

My husbands nly complaint is the need to pee. No pain. He went to doctor and no infection. Gave cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a week. Felt ok. But its come back.?

See below: Does he drink much caffeine (coffee/tea/colas /soda pop)? It acts like water pill (diuretic); so it can increase need to pee as well as cause potassium loss. 33 y/o is young for prostate problems, but possible. Is there family history of enlarged prostate or cancer at early age? May need test for chlamydia. Should also be tested for diabetes. ...Read more

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Should i take amoxil 500 mg after taking ciprofloxacin 500 mg for my urinary tract infection? I had a urinary tract infection so the doctor gave me ciprofloxacin 500 mg to take for 3 days. I took the last pill this morning, however, i feel like i still ha

Should i take amoxil 500 mg after taking ciprofloxacin 500 mg for my urinary tract infection? I had a urinary tract infection so the doctor gave me ciprofloxacin 500 mg to take for 3 days. I took the last pill this morning, however, i feel like i still ha

Not unless sensitive: Best management of a UTI is for dr to get urine sample for culture & sensitivities before antiantibiotics are taken. Patient can start antibiotics as soon as sample is taken. Result will be ready in 48 hrs. And show which antibiotics will be effective against bacteria causing your uti. If bacteria are resistant, as yours are, an appropriate antibiotic can be selected, usually not amoxil (amoxicillin). ...Read more

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Pain in abdomen and around to back. ER CT shows no issues. Urine clear. Where do I go next. Been to GP, gave me Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in case of infection. ?

Pain in abdomen and around to back. ER CT shows no issues. Urine clear. Where do I go next. Been to GP, gave me Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in case of infection. ?

Sonogram and ?: CT scans can miss gallstones and pancreatitis. Gallstones are best imaged by ultrasound which can be used to look at the liver and pancreas as well. However, US is not good at diagnosing pancreatitis. A Lipase blood test is a better tool for pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Have kidney infection, doc gave me Cipro (ciprofloxacin) I am on Cymbalta pharmacist said I may get serotonin syndrome become very sick, doc away do I take it or not?

Have kidney infection, doc gave me Cipro (ciprofloxacin) I am on Cymbalta pharmacist said I may get serotonin syndrome become very sick, doc away do I take it or not?

It is: Very unlikely to develop seretonin syndrome while on ciprofloxacin for such a short period of tome, as a pharmacist myself for 20 years I know they have to tell you everything but this one is reAlly more theoretical ...Read more

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I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?

I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?

Both: Either antibiotic may be adequate to treat bronchitis if the infection is due to a bacteria. If you got the Amoxil one day and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) the next, you probably should give the first medication several days to see if it works. If the infection is due to a virus, antibiotics will not help. It's difficult to differentiate between bacteria and virus, but virus is usually a more common cause of bronchitis. ...Read more

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IUD refit 23/7 in UK.STD free.In Vietnam.Cant go hospital.All symptoms of infection.Purchased Metronidazole+Doxycycline. Do I need Ciprofloxacin too?

See answer: Difficult to reply to question without knowing your symptoms and a proper exam. Your hx suggests the possibility of pelvic inflammation and metronidazole and doxycycline together for 10-14 days would be an appropriate oral regimen to cover the usual causative bacteria without the need for Ciprofloxacin. Worsening of symptoms or significant fever/chills should prompt immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?

Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?

No it is not infecti: Lactobacilus is NORMAL organism which lives in the normal vagina. It fights infection and keeps vagina healthy. You need no antibiotics ...Read more

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+2w Kidney stone & infection. Dr. gave 7d of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) last week, but still have some flank pain, cloudy urine (floating specks), small stones. What next?

+2w Kidney stone & infection. Dr. gave 7d of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) last week, but still have some flank pain, cloudy urine (floating specks), small stones. What next?

Continue Rx and f/u: If there is obstruction and infection with kidney stone it is a potentially serious even life threatening problem. Both the obstruction and infection need to be treated and eliminated. US or other imaging can diagnose and confirm resolution of obstruction. F/u urine testing and culture can diagnose and confirm resolution of infection. ...Read more

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Put on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti or bladder infection. Read side effects of it & it says it's a dangerous antibiotic.Is it safe? Zpak gave nerve damage last year.

Put on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti or bladder infection. Read side effects of it & it says it's a dangerous antibiotic.Is it safe? Zpak gave nerve damage last year.

Probably safe but...: Ciprofloxacin and similar antibiotics (fluoroquinolones) indeed are more toxic than most doctors realized for many years, and are no longer considered first line drugs for UTI. However, the vast majority of those who take them have no side effects at all; the main problems come with higher doses for longer times. Azithromycin (Z-pak) is unrelated; that side effect doesn't increase risk from cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chronic bilateral epidedymitis on 10/13, have had several infections. I have a terrible one now on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 10 days with no relief?

Epididymitis: Epididymitis generally responds to Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) but it can take up to 3 weeks of treatment for a full response. I recommend seeing a urologist, who is a specialist in genital and urinary conditions. ...Read more

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Dosage of ciprofloxacin 500mg for sinus infection?

Twice a day: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually given twice a day. 500mg would be an appropriate dose. ...Read more

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Should i take ciprofloxacin if I have a yeast infection?

Should i take ciprofloxacin if I have a yeast infection?

Maybe: This depends on what you are using the Ciprofloxacin for. It will not cure yeast infections and may prolong the yeast infection or create an environment for reinfection after treatment. If the Ciprofloxacin is for another infection and needed to cure that, the therapy for the yeast infection may need to be prolonged. ...Read more

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i have finished my 7day cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a uti and my partner has 1day left, is it ok to say he is clear of the infection? Im ready to be intimate again.

i have finished my 7day cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a uti and my partner has 1day left, is it ok to say he is clear of the infection? Im ready to be intimate again.

Sex probably OK...: ...but something doesn't compute. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (even though sex sometimes can trigger UTI in women). There is no need for sex partners to be treated. Are you sure there wasn't an STD problem, like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in your partner? OTOH, cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not a good drug for any of these. Were you tested for STDs? Recheck with your doctor. ...Read more

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Husband was prescribed 500 mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2Xaday for 30 days and 500mg flagyl 3X aday for 21 days. He told me I needed to be tested for infection.Reasons?

Husband was prescribed 500 mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2Xaday for 30 days and  500mg flagyl 3X aday for 21 days. He told me I needed to be tested for infection.Reasons?

Speak with spouse.: Clearly your husband is being treated for an infection. It is important that the two of you discuss what infection he is being treated for. (Or another possible reason is that it he is a contact of someone who has an infection). Bottom line - the two of you need to discuss this. Asking an unknown provider on-line to guess about the reason isn't in your best interest. Take care. ...Read more

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If the cause of my epididymitis is not infection, will ciprofloxacin help at all? Prescribed 500 mg×2 for 20 days.

If the cause of my epididymitis is not infection, will ciprofloxacin help at all? Prescribed 500 mg×2 for 20 days.

See details: The cause of epididymitis is usually a bacterial infection and the responsible bacteria are usually identified in about 80% of cases.Two main groups of organisms cause most cases of epididymitis: sexually transmitted organisms and coliforms. Antibiotics are often required for this infection. Viruses and some medications can be the causes and no antibiotics would be needed then. ...Read more

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Used ciprofloxacin 20 days 2×500 mg but may not have had an infection. Can it effect my aorta and how can I restore the bacterial balance?

Used ciprofloxacin 20 days 2×500 mg but may not have had an infection. Can it effect my aorta and how can I restore the bacterial balance?

Don't do anything: Ciprofloxacin has no effect on the aorta. Your body's microbiome -- the mix of bacteria, fungi, etc of the skin, intestinal tract, and all body cavities -- will restore itself naturally and pretty fast, maybe within 1-2 weeks and certainly in several weeks. You are not likely to have any long term health problems from the ciprofloxacin. ...Read more

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I have urine. Infection i took cipro (ciprofloxacin) 4 ---2 weeks stil pain today urine exam found blood ( make. Me. Depres ). Wattling for result ?

Need new antibiotic: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a good choice for your infection. However, there are increasing number of bacteria tht has become resistant to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and it sounds like yours is. Usually, you should have some degree of relief in your symptoms within 24-48 hours of start of treatment to know that it is working. ...Read more

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I was given cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a bladder infection. How long does it take to start working ....I keep having to use the restroom. I need some type of relief?

I was given cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a bladder infection. How long does it take to start working ....I keep having to use the restroom.  I need some type of relief?

One day: Your symptoms should be significantly improved after a day- if si, complete the regien your doctor has prescribed. If not, and other symptoms pop up that suggests a worsening infection, contact your health profesional as soon ad possible so that you can deal with the annoyance of this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have consistently had blood in my urine for over a month. Have tried cipro (ciprofloxacin) did nothing. Urine was sent for culture not back.No sign of infection hlp?

I have consistently had blood in my urine for over a month. Have tried cipro (ciprofloxacin) did nothing. Urine was sent for culture not back.No sign of infection hlp?

There is a problem: Known as interstitial cystitis that can have this presentation.... Call, make and keep an appointment with a urologist or urogynecologist for more evaluation. ...Read more

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Could you use ciprofloxacin as for an ear infection?

Could you use ciprofloxacin as for an ear infection?

Yes: Ciprofloxacin is prescribed for complicated middle ear infection caused by bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics. Combination of Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone works well for ear canal infection such as swimmer's ear. ...Read more

Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more


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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more