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What if ciprofloxacin doesn't work for an ear infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Other choices

If the diagnosis is correct, the chances of antibiotic failure with the first drug runs about 5-10% for any drug.
Since there are other meds available, another can be selected.

In brief: Other choices

If the diagnosis is correct, the chances of antibiotic failure with the first drug runs about 5-10% for any drug.
Since there are other meds available, another can be selected.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Bacterial infection?

First, is the diagnosis correct? Most upper respiratory infections are viral, particularly in adults.
Because it is unlikely that a culture was taken, a physician will select an antibiotic empirically. That is, he or she will choose an antibiotic that is pharmacodynamically the best. Finally, if it is a bacterial infection, it may be that Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not effective. Need a correct diagnosis.

In brief: Bacterial infection?

First, is the diagnosis correct? Most upper respiratory infections are viral, particularly in adults.
Because it is unlikely that a culture was taken, a physician will select an antibiotic empirically. That is, he or she will choose an antibiotic that is pharmacodynamically the best. Finally, if it is a bacterial infection, it may be that Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not effective. Need a correct diagnosis.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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