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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim for kidney infection?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the bacteria, patient allergies, and other patient medications.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the bacteria, patient allergies, and other patient medications.
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Dr. David Earle
Typically, both are excellent.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both are good

depends on the bacteria causing the infection.

In brief: Both are good

depends on the bacteria causing the infection.
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Dr. Lisa Persaud
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Depends..Maybe both

When you say kidney infection, I am assuming you mean a urinary tract infection.
The antibiotic depends on the type of organism that is causing the infection.Chances are that both can treat the infection. Sometimes bugs can be come resistant to antibiotic especially with overuse.If you have had multiple utis, it is best to get a urine culture to determine the bacteria and its sensitivity profile.

In brief: Depends..Maybe both

When you say kidney infection, I am assuming you mean a urinary tract infection.
The antibiotic depends on the type of organism that is causing the infection.Chances are that both can treat the infection. Sometimes bugs can be come resistant to antibiotic especially with overuse.If you have had multiple utis, it is best to get a urine culture to determine the bacteria and its sensitivity profile.
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