Why are Flagyl and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) taken together? Any problem just taking Flagyl without Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Take both of them. There are several infections that might require treatment with both drugs, and taking only one of them could be dangerous. Your doctor wouldn't have prescribed both of them without good reason. Follow his or her advice. If you need more information about the reasons, contact the doctor's office.

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Taking Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin) together indefinitely, is this okay?

No. I cannot think of any condition that would require taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl indefinately except for a polymicrobial infection of a foreign body that was impossible to remove. Read more...

I am taking Flagyl and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) together for diverticulitis and enteritis. Can I take Cialis with these? I am have HBP controlled by meds.

Yes. Should be fine with this, but only a man would want to have sex while having a bout of enteritis and diverticulitis! Good luck. Read more...
Yes. Yes, you should be able to take cialis with your antibiotics, as long as you are feeling OK. IF you feel weak, feverish, dizzy from your diverticulitis, don't take cialis, and see a doctor. Read more...
Interaction. The flagyl may increase the effects of the Cialis due to the way they are processed by the liver. There may be additional cautions needed due to the blood pressure medications. Read more...

I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and was started on Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin). How long before feeling better?

48 hours. You really should start feeling better within 48 hours, if not earlier. If your symptoms are not improving or worsening, you should consider talking to the doctor that prescribed the antibiotics. Read more...
Depends. If it is uncomplicated diverticulitis, you need to be on a liquid diet at most until the pain and fever resolve and you are passing gas/stool. The antibiotics should be continued for 14 days. You should fell better in 24-48 hours. If not have to suspect a complication, either perforation or abscess and may require hospitalization and/or surgery. Read more...

I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and was started on Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Is that the usual therapy?

Yes but there's more. What you were prescribed is a very common form of treatment when diverticulitis is suspected or confirmed. The premise of rx is to kill the bacteria that are lodged in the affected diverticular pocket--in reducing the infection thus reduce the inflammation. Repeated bouts of diverticulitis, especially in the same location, warrant investigation & possibly surgery to remove the diseased colon area. Read more...
Yes, quite common. It sounds like you have uncomplicated diverticulitis, which is most often treated as outpatient with oral antibiotics, often Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl. Most people get better; most (about 65%) won't have any more episodes. For those who do have another episode, 99% are less serious than the first one. After the acute episode is over, make sure to drink enough water (64 oz/day) and add a fiber supplement. Read more...