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Will ciprofloxacin treat upper respiratory infection?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Only Bacterial
Ciprofloxacin may treat an upper respiratory infection, but only those that are caused by bacteria.
The majority of uris are viral, so most will not respond to this medicine.

In brief: Only Bacterial
Ciprofloxacin may treat an upper respiratory infection, but only those that are caused by bacteria.
The majority of uris are viral, so most will not respond to this medicine.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Bradley Peckler
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Likely not
Most are viral and antibiotics will not help.
Time and symptom management are the way to go.

In brief: Likely not
Most are viral and antibiotics will not help.
Time and symptom management are the way to go.
Dr. Bradley Peckler
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
Ciprofloxacin can treat upper respiratory tract infections but its use is limited.
It mainly covers bacteria that can affect the genital/urinary tract. Today Ciprofloxacin is not as good as other antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections.

In brief: Yes
Ciprofloxacin can treat upper respiratory tract infections but its use is limited.
It mainly covers bacteria that can affect the genital/urinary tract. Today Ciprofloxacin is not as good as other antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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