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Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a sinus infection?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic.
Not everyone would agree that it is a "best drug" for a sinus infection. There may be others that wold be considered better for this. The question is "do you really have a sinus infection?" a sinus infection can be a viral infection in the upper passages with pain and discomfort or allergies with fullness/congestion and pain or frank bacterial infection.

In brief: Yes
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic.
Not everyone would agree that it is a "best drug" for a sinus infection. There may be others that wold be considered better for this. The question is "do you really have a sinus infection?" a sinus infection can be a viral infection in the upper passages with pain and discomfort or allergies with fullness/congestion and pain or frank bacterial infection.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Sinus
I'm not a big fan of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for sinusitis.
There are many other antibiotics that are a better choice, unless cultures have shown pseudomonas. In patients who are immunocompromised, such a recent chemotherapy or HIV infection, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be a good choice.

In brief: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Sinus
I'm not a big fan of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for sinusitis.
There are many other antibiotics that are a better choice, unless cultures have shown pseudomonas. In patients who are immunocompromised, such a recent chemotherapy or HIV infection, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be a good choice.
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