Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019537/001.

Names and composition

"CIPRO" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CIPROFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

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020780/002 CIPRO CIPROFLOXACIN FOR SUSPENSION/ORAL 500MG per 5ML

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Answered questions

I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Terrance Weinreich 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Brice Lederer 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Alease Ambrosini 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Eliz Liborio 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Lorretta Bievenue 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Duncan Donato 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Adelle Voegeli 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Shila Nicks 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Eliz Commendatore 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Corazon Windsor 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Ricarda Kosin 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Kristian Counihan 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Margarite Dajer 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Aleida Ochiltree 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Annis Hennigan 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Arlen Norrell 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Hwa Maung 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Shavonda Lemansky 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Marion Schockley 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Lucien Wraspir 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by Rodger Dodge 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Calista Booser 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Golda Radeke 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Magan Leandry 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Iliana Manzer 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Carmelita Morlas 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Branden Nee 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Alexa Kuban 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Ling Butkus 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Evelyne Rainville 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Alberto Brumwell 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Aurelio Remiszewski 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Piedad Medill 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Thresa Debutiaco 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Leighann Meszaros 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Lonnie Rase 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Earlean Sledz 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Lorina Stanert 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Jene Janick 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Cleopatra Dezern 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Mitchel Rodgers 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Stevie Maday 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Chung Frusci 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Linh Ramie 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Monroe Sathiraboot 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Rebecka Hammers 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Julio Musulin 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Rossana Derouchie 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Margarett Offen 2 years ago.


I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Mitchell Smedsrud 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Kaye Teno 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Kelle Gillis 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Marcelle Dresner 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Jonell Carnes 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Lucille Scroggy 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Darby Mashni 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Renita Malool 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Kristin Gray 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Marylynn Madore 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Arianna Ruffer 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Mertie Nenni 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Jeanmarie Carder 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Adelle Ernstes 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Lan Khov 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Jayson Bechman 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Linh Pereyra 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Ilda Barno 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Dannie Mathie 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Hester Dicioccio 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by Orval Segall 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Jeana Haberkamp 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Cindi Schnakenberg 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Diego Standring 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Leandro Heidinger 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Myron Shamas 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Marty Shigemi 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Christopher Degross 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Diana Hunten 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Maurice Schueren 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Marco Harten 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Ellie Cranfill 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Karoline Winson 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Hector Delrie 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Alline Russin 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Cassandra Knobel 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Eulalia Bulgarella 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Page Filicetti 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Della Lint 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Winifred Howerter 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Leola Sheaman 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Lajuana Mainero 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Sherly Bacot 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Elton Callejo 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Vern Junious 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Fawn Mccarns 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Karol Tamburri 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Juliette Mudra 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Melynda Stampley 2 years ago.


I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Winona Sidwell 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Marilou Bendu 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Jane Ankrom 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Virgil Goe 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Berta Lebowitz 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Cammie Forge 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Lauren Wielgasz 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Kayce Eberline 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Margurite Wanamaker 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Lonna Jodway 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Willie Longton 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Margene Cepero 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Lonny Massar 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Ellena Costaneda 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Vance Lening 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Rosann Neelon 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Lupe Yonker 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Lynwood Patka 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Audrie Gallese 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Delilah Tinger 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by September Schnyer 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Arturo Morcos 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Lorine Dayem 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Casimira Cower 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Alfonzo Campo 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Norma Vessell 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Octavio Depauw 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Myra Siracuse 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Titus Tinucci 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Boris Burnet 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Nelida Ranger 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Lanelle Rakestrow 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Brenna Heinlen 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Ursula Lichtman 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Fernando Lurtz 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Darell Estrade 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Oren Aasby 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Jewel Plakke 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Senaida Mullin 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Franklin Generalao 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Carol Juedes 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Nichol Evinger 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Tierra Hatchette 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Kristofer Holdorf 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Tim Niemietz 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Marty Staszak 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Federico Mears 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Dakota Baars 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Terrance Suddreth 2 years ago.


I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Juan Hessing 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Malika Lark 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Reynalda Islas 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Katharine Billinghurst 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Melodie Wreyford 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Jesusita Mego 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Carin Lasorsa 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Jazmine Argrow 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Jolynn Fenske 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Tommye Acord 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Faustino Swartout 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Rikki Meuller 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Demetrice Heinsohn 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Gerry Trusler 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Dorine Gougeon 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Retta Schepers 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Margret Hittner 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Richard Gordan 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Marcia Scullark 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Adelina Raschke 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by Nana Milne 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Jeni Crinklaw 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Owen Hurtig 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Juliane Reagin 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Elizbeth Yeskey 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Kandace Ruvolo 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Elene Bucy 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Liane Tory 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Tamatha Lolli 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Kelsi Lourentzos 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Bruno Cokins 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Era Shum 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Tamiko Grannum 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Junior Shively 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Tommie Bourbois 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Nola Mccoard 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Evon Stanganelli 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Roy Indal 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Maryalice Gass 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Rema Allam 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Melina Veldkamp 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Jerilyn Neumeier 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Isaac Louser 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Charlyn Reels 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Sybil Villalva 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Yessenia Otis 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Shelton Wofford 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Shanna Schapp 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Odessa Kaboos 2 years ago.


I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Lori Messner 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Lissa Gillming 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Errol Lemme 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Tracie Lieto 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Calvin Tacker 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Jonnie Swenk 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Edmundo Mccandrew 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Latrisha Pettiford 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Erich Kissler 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Lorelei Durphey 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Augustine Piepho 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Mireille Kingery 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Garland Rotella 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Claudie Alme 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Claud Fersner 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Lacresha Riggles 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Tera Mansir 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Lydia Mandonado 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Orlando Stas 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Bernard Kaduk 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by Edwina Torivio 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Alysa Dunneback 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Karleen Mckamie 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Joetta Okinaka 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Un Skidmore 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Anastacia Guinle 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Adria Lompa 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Lawana Card 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Ricki Swelt 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Kary Wexler 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Jennie Summer 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Kyung Olgvin 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Len Hennessey 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Madelene Sovel 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Gregg Schauf 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by In Simcic 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Clayton Skura 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Waltraud Heeth 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Fletcher Cohagan 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Silas Lota 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Claretta Bors 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Henry Haeck 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Savannah Vaccarino 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Heather Fichera 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Leoma Tillotson 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Berneice Flemings 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Wanda Klonowski 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Houston Juarbe 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Tuyet Rosencrans 2 years ago.


I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Hermina Chagnon 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Ramona Logrono 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Cira Borelli 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Gregorio Coslan 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Lorraine Strauch 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Delmar Loxtercamp 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Joie Kraetsch 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Sheron Stathos 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Thomasine Moster 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Austin Olivarria 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Sue Clarendon 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Alyssa Naman 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Aide Sedlack 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Piper Diles 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Antionette Luthe 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Milton Rynkowski 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Monique Palsgrove 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Loris Bogacz 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Nathanael Ahhee 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Eloy Blackaby 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by Erich Castillion 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Raul Pohlmann 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Hermelinda Priolo 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Barry Mershon 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Victoria Nunev 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Zelma Godde 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Letitia Borowiec 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Mana Penta 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Lai Hickle 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Aretha Paull 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Dolly Hartleben 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Annis Golom 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Wilma Limauro 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Juanita Mihalak 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Candida Marsico 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Felipa Marcus 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Elnora Calamari 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Kaleigh Rodda 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Priscila Felkel 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Mei Gilani 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Janessa Mcgowan 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Jone Szymansky 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Danille Stirna 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Meggan Gori 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Noelia Keeley 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Jeffery Rusteika 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Kala Bass 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Makeda Loduca 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Jessika Fleener 2 years ago.


I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Laverna Rasulo 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Dante Bornemann 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Phyliss Shoffner 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Soledad Eafford 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Giuseppe Buttaro 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Glenn Greenwell 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Theron Schnickel 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Pricilla Kilarjian 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Tyesha Arai 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Nathanael Strassner 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Wynona Whipple 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Shery Gloden 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Morgan Bonita 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Ricardo Schab 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Andres Leggio 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Chan Stumpo 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Ellie Malboeuf 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Nguyet Macklem 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Ying Kuta 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Alise Dally 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by Brooks Barclift 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Voncile Hughes 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Pauletta Brome 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Gertie Boteler 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Damon Canslor 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Rhona Ferard 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Nicholle Berning 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Jess Scales 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Marcie Sale 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Shalonda Schutt 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Terina Bisping 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Samira Roppolo 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Marshall Schriner 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Elisa Castenanos 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Slyvia Greathouse 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Wilford Camargo 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Vannesa Stallion 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Neoma Flot 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Alicia Urabe 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Janet Portwood 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Salome Pain 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Hayden Sarver 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Gaylord Jasko 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Sharyn Benkosky 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Loyd Mccovery 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Teresa Malsam 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Kennith Lauw 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Clare Desano 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Mana Droz 2 years ago.


I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Tyson Bussard 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Constance Ozimek 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Laila Killius 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Scotty Fielding 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Enrique Sorel 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Iola Souza 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Miriam Schummer 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Myra Attleson 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Zaida Paynes 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Olimpia Zawislak 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Wilson Hellmuth 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Buffy Argall 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Brock Mallis 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Corina Hurlburt 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Tambra Gilstrap 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Damaris Ran 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Latia Carranzo 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Olin Budak 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Burt Broward 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Merilyn Spoon 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by Marty Benvenuti 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Gwyneth Ehmen 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Sherlene Hamparian 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Roy Grenfell 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Annie Duell 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Jamee Kasal 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Mandy Nebarez 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Marco Handshaw 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Melanie Kucel 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Hortencia Chittum 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Blythe Pitter 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Mattie Lassa 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Delta Valladolid 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Guadalupe Regelman 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Su Scantlebury 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Omega Danniels 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Faviola Sietsma 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Fabian Keisler 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Jazmine Buddle 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Elenora Spicuzza 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Olympia Michelsen 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Vena Earles 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Jeane Kremen 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Lori Cornette 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Juan Rary 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Tennille Klarr 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Rogelio Santoya 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Felisha Bookhart 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Daria Libert 2 years ago.


I took vitamin d with cipro?
Im 17 and Ive been taking cipro for a UTI and this is my last day taking it. But for the past two days and this morning I took vitamin d right with the cipro because nobody told me about this! Could I die? Get cancer? Now I'm really afraid! Asked by Leopoldo Rhoten 2 years ago.

Cipro belongs to a class of potent antibiotics called quinolones. These drugs have become quite popular in recent years because they can help cure a wide variety of infections. Side effects are uncommon and bacteria appear slower to develop resistance to such medications. Cipro is especially useful against hard-to-treat infections that affect the lungs, urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. This antibiotic also works against traveler's diarrhea and other bugs that invade the digestive tract. Side Effects and Interactions Cipro may cause lightheadedness. Do not drive or attempt any activity that requires coordination and judgment if you become impaired. Some people report restlessness, insomnia, nightmares, dizziness, tremor, headache, or irritability while taking this medicine. Such symptoms can be made worse by coffee or the asthma medicine theophylline. Cipro affects the liver and may allow caffeine and theophylline to build up to toxic levels in the body. Because Cipro may cause digestive tract upset, nausea, pain or diarrhea, you may be tempted to use an antacid. That could be a big mistake. Aluminum or calcium-based products, including Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums, can dramatically interfere with the absorption of Cipro. Wait at least two hours after taking Cipro before swallowing an antacid. Vitamin and mineral formulas can also cause problems, so they should not be taken at the same time either. Other side effects are rare, but be alert for changes in vision, rash, sores in the mouth, joint pain or stiffness, chest pain or heart palpitations, urinary changes, or breathing difficulty. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects to your physician promptly. Special Precautions Pregnant women and children should not take Cipro. Others may be allergic to this medication. If you experience symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, or itching, obtain emergency medical attention. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare, but it demands instant treatment. People with kidney disease should take Cipro only under careful medical supervision, as special dosage modifications may have to be made. Liver enzyme elevations have also been noted, so periodic blood tests will be necessary if you have to take this medicine for any length of time. Taking the Medicine Cipro is absorbed more efficiently when it is taken on an empty stomach. The manufacturer recommends that it be swallowed two hours after a meal. If this medicine upsets your stomach, though, it can be swallowed with food without losing potency. If you found this information of interest, you may wish to subscribe to our free online newsletter. It offers questions and answers about drugs, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day; special alerts on breaking health news as it happens and coverage of the top health headlines of the week. Answered by Tammara Mattox 2 years ago.

You can take "iron chelaters," which is your magnesum, as long as you seperate it by at least 2 hours from taking your cipro. The Magnesium would bind to the Cipro making it useless otherwise. The B-Supplement has folic acid, which is Iron, so I would seperate it by 2 hours. Answered by Shirely Bahl 2 years ago.

It's better you go and ask doctor. It's about your health. Answered by Madison Wainwright 2 years ago.


Cipro (Ciproflaxican) Antibiotics Question?
I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days.I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side... Asked by Tiesha Apa 2 years ago.

I have bronchitis and my dr prescribed Cipro - 500mg 2x daily for 10 days. I am having skipped heartbeats at night when I lay down and the meds are just making me feel crappy. Called the dr and he said the skipped heartbeats are because it's a strong antibiotic and it's fine - keep taking it. The side effects list is a mile long and includes some VERY scary things. Has anyone else taken Cipro with no problems? Answered by Gearldine Bella 2 years ago.

Cipro can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Cipro should not be taken with dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone; ... Cipro may be taken with a meal that contains these products. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine. • Avoid caffeine while you are taking Cipro, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger. • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Cipro make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen if you must be out in the sun. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. • Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. • Cipro can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cipro is not appropriate for all patients, and a thorough medical evaluation can help alleviate the potential for additional health effects. Patients with a medical history which includes epilepsy or other seizure disorder, joint pain or joint problems, and kidney disease may not be able to take Cipro or may require additional testing and monitoring while taking the medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Answered by Lessie Ezpeleta 2 years ago.

Since all humans are distinct, everyone gets different side effects and a medicine that suits others may or may not suit you. Change the antibiotic at the earliest as this is not a good sign! Answered by Tess Stoica 2 years ago.

Yayboo and Mirage both gave meaningful answers. Answered by Rachael Yvon 2 years ago.

I think I'd find another doctor. Answered by Dawne Grubba 2 years ago.


500 mg Cipro, was that to much?
I was prescibed cipro antibiotic and the pills were 2 a day 500 mg each. they were making me sick. so i got a new antibiotic and they were only 100 mg each twice a day. and im only 4'10'' 103 lbs.,was the cipro way to much? Asked by Tashia Himes 2 years ago.

Cipro 500mg twice a day is the standard dose for many different types of infection. (However, there are some milder infections which can be treated with 500mg only ONCE a day.) Its dose is not usually adjusted according to weight. (Some antibiotics, like gentamicin, are dosed by weight.) As for comparing the two antibiotics, you cannot simply compare their mg numbers. Different antibiotics have very different molecular structures, and as a result, 100 mg of drug A will not produce the same effect in the body as 100 mg of drug B. For example, the standard dose for Cipro is 500mg once or twice a day, but the standard dose for doxycycline is 100mg twice a day. It doesn't mean you'll get 5 times the bug-killing with Cipro, or that doxycycline is 5 times "stronger". They are simply different antibiotics, and thus have different doses. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Bridgette Unser 2 years ago.

If any person taking heavy dosage (high mg medicine like 500mg) they really need to drink atleast 4 litres of water and eat good nutritional food(protein, vitamins, minerals,etc.). Answered by Cathi Savakis 2 years ago.


Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills?
what if i took one and stops is it still gonna affect birth control pill? Asked by Dianne Sueyoshi 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Hey guys is this Cipro 500? antibiotic ok with birth control pills? I sometimes every once in a while when i have blooder infection i take this antibiotic it's not prescription drug (i believe) my mom gave me this and it's really good for blooder infection but is it ok with birth control pills? please please let me know y'all? i'm worried i took one... Answered by Carmen Westpfahl 2 years ago.

Naah. No. Never. Answered by Cassy Freudenberger 2 years ago.


Is cipro appropriate?
I'v had "the crummys" for almost a week. Cough, snot, the whole bit. No noticable fever. My doc gave me a cipro rx that hasn't helped. I'll finish out the round, but should I go back and ask for a stroger antibiotic, or does this mean that it is a virus and I need to wait it out? Asked by Vivien Penuel 2 years ago.

Cipro's a very powerful antibiotic, though not usually the choice for an upper respiratory infection. It has limited activity against the gram-positive bacteria most commonly involved in such an infection. As noted in the first post, Levaquin, a closely related drug that was designed to have more activity against gram-positive bacteria, would make more sense if someone was going to prescribe a drug in this class (fluoroquinolones). It's probably a virus, and I'd have waited a week or two to see if it went away, or if there was some sign of a bacterial infection, like a fever or green snot or sinus pain. But that's an odd choice of antibiotic. I'm not shocked, like the poster above - my older pharmacology texts indicate Cipro is sometimes effective against such infections; it's just not a first or second or third choice. Answered by Shirely Sawicki 2 years ago.

Im shocked he gave you Cipro. Cipro is an antibiotic used to treat common infections such as respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate infections, skin and bone infections and infections of the intestines. With all those listed, none of those sound like what you have. I would call him tomorrow and tell him you dont feel better. He may wanna see you or just simply put you on another antibiotic. Answered by Meggan Maddy 2 years ago.

sounds like you need Levaquin Answered by Hilma Ruddick 2 years ago.


How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection?
I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in... Asked by Jeanice Biedekapp 2 years ago.

I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a decongestant in addition to absorb it more? Answered by Shawn Schnorr 2 years ago.

Cipro is an extremely powerful medication and should clear the infection fairly quickly. Sometimes, even after the infection is cleared, fluid will persist for quite some time. This can be extremely annoying (I have experienced it) and rarely, you may end up having to have it drained. But it's much too early to worry about that yet. I just want to add a warning about Cipro. It is in the class of antibiotics called Quinolones. They are very effective, but are very toxic to some people and have caused a host of serious complications. If you begin experiencing any joint, tendon or muscle pain - any cardiac irregularities, signs of nervous stimulation such as panic attacks - stop taking it immediately and call your doctor ASAP. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. Also, Cipro frequently causes a false positive to opiates on a drug screen - something you might need to know if you work in a career that requires such. Answered by Eufemia Veller 2 years ago.

Cipro For Ear Infection Answered by Ronna Sodhi 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Ear Infection Answered by Dinorah Wieto 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How long does Cipro take to clear up an Ear Infection? I started taking 500mg Cipro 2x daily yesterday, so it has not been 48 hours yet. Fever gone, but the throbbing ear pain has turned into a sometimes sudden stabbing pain, & more popping. I take that as the fluid moving, but when will it clear up so I can hear clearly again? Should I take a... Answered by Jc Brennecke 2 years ago.

I have a son, Joey Niceforo, who is a young 27 year old tenor, with a group called "DESTINO" recording in Vancouver Bc, Canada. For the last few weeks Joey has had a cold. Just a few days ago he developed an ear ache, a swollen ear and loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with serous otitis media (middle ear infection). The major concern we have is that Joey and the Group DESTINO have been booked to open the Marie Osmond show in Disney World on April 3, Have a quick remedy for our son?? Joey's ear got better just before flying. He also got the special ear plugs for flying, and arrived in Florida, from Vancouver, on April 1st. On April 2nd he told us the ear was almost 100 percent, and he will, with the other, great DESTINO tenors be performing, in the COLORADO BALL ROOM DISNEY WORLD tonight at 7 pm. This help was so effective, and helpful, to our young Canadian tenor, Joey Niceforo. I'm sure this input and therapy advice will, and has helped others. Answered by Micah Granzin 2 years ago.

If you are taking cipro HCL, it is the best thing you can take for infected ears! Continue to take it, as long as directed, and DO NOT bring another medication of any kind into the picture without asking your pharmacist, or your doctor if one will react to the other in a negative way! The length of time will depend upon your own body, and how well you take your prescribed Cipro. Answered by Cythia Deguise 2 years ago.

Takes a few days if it's bacterial. Be sure to finish the medicine as directed, even if you feel better, or it will come back. If the infection is viral, the Cipro won't cure it, but is just a precaution. Then count on 10 days to 2 weeks for your own defenses to overwhelm the virus. Ask your doctor, but a decongestant often helps. Answered by Liza Swailes 2 years ago.

long cipro clear ear infection Answered by Venice Ehmke 2 years ago.

LOL just finished a round of it for the same reason...took quite a while but what really gave me relief was the nasal sprays he prescribed...tell the doc about it. Answered by Micki Dewinter 2 years ago.


Will Cipro treat bronchitis?
Asked by Jannette Elkington 2 years ago.

Cipro is of course an antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for UTI's. It would not HURT bronchitis, but it may not be the BEST choice for it either (may not completely help, etc.) While many respiratory afflictions are viral in nature, bronchitis is often a bacterial infection and antibiotics are commonly (almost routinely) prescribed for this. As the other have said, don't take a partial prescription of antibiotics if you have one lying around (which you shouldn't -- always take the entire course!!) Antbiotics work by eliminating the bacteria affecting you. As is the natural way, the stronger bacteria can survive the first couple days of treatment whereas the weaker bacteria are killed off right away. By only taking the first couple days of an antibiotic prescription you will be killing off the weakest bacteria while not only leaving the stronger bacteria to survive and be passed on, but also to strengthen even more by surviving antibiotics. This is why resistant bacteria exists. Sorry for the long answer, but it was a good opportunity to educate others! lol! Answered by Bradford Hawkey 2 years ago.

Cipro For Bronchitis Answered by Leeann Corder 2 years ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Bronchitis Answered by Jacki Iannaccone 2 years ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Deeanna Stabb 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Will Cipro treat bronchitis? Answered by Gaylord Linnane 2 years ago.

Cipro is an antibiotic as you probably know. Most bronchitis is of viral origin, which means antibiotics usually don't do any good. The exception would be influenza, which can be treated with antiviral medications like Tamiflu. Your best bet is to see a doctor. If you have left over antibiotics, make sure they are not expired. I wouldn't use them without checking with your doctor. Antibiotics like all medication can have side effects. Answered by Francisco Radwan 2 years ago.

Yes. It is a cousin to Levaquin, which is routinely Rx. for Bronchitis. However, as a caution...Dont take a partial Rx. to treat. If you have "extra" from an incomplete previous treatment, it is dangerous to do this. See your doctor for a new rx. Good Luck!! Answered by Brady Fucillo 2 years ago.


Is cipro ok to take for a sore throat?
is it ok to take cipro for a sore throat Asked by Germaine Arrance 2 years ago.

Cipro is very good for any kind of bacterial infection such as sore throat as long as the infection is caused by bacteria. If it's a sore throat caused by a virus such as a cold then Cipro will not help it. Any viral infection cannot be treated with antibiotics as there is no cure for viruses of any kind. You should be looked at by a doctor to determine if your sore throat is bacterial or viral. Also you should be fairly sure that you are not allergic to Cipro before taking it. Hope you feel better soon. Answered by Keven Vincente 2 years ago.

cipro is take nfor bacterial infections.. if u have a sore throat causeed by bacteria, i.e strp, you should be alright, but you need therapy tx not just one pill.. if it is raw or irrtated by sinus, your not doing anything helpful by taking it.. to treat a sore throat, hop on one foot, pat your head while gurgling row row row your boat with warm salt water... shazam Answered by Ellis Harbach 2 years ago.

Yes but you shouldn't take it unless your sore throat has been diagnosed. It may be simply a cold starting. Answered by Shaun Kok 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever had this drug for UTI? CIPRO?
I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking.... Asked by Woodrow Starch 2 years ago.

I just got back from the doctor and she said I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). She prescribed me to take Cipro. I have never taken this antiboitic before. In fact, I NEVER take any antibiotics, I always look for natural remedies. But this isn't clearing up with any of the herbs I've been taking. I'm scared to take this drug, as it seems to have a lot of side-effects, and it must be taken for 10 days. New Years is just a day away and I'm not sure if I wil even be able to consume alcohol while taking this prescription. I also hear that taking this antibiotic (which is very strong) will harm my bodies immune system and I certainly do not want to do that at the start of the winter. Please help. Answered by Mindi Jonassen 2 years ago.

Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic that's often prescribed for things like a UTI. If you want the infection gone then you need to take the Cipro that's really all there is to it. As far as drinking you really should never mix alcohol and drugs. Now lets talk about something even more important what will happen if you don't take the Cipro well that simple easy to cure UTI becomes pyelonephritis or even worse develops into urosepsis trust me you don't want either of those so just take the Cipro your immune response will be fine. Answered by Yuri Olufson 2 years ago.

I take Cipro every time I have a UTI with no ill effects. I can't take the more usually prescribed Macrobid because I'm sensitive to it. I've never had problems mixing this with alcohol, and I've never gotten another illness after taking it. Do remember to take the full course of the antibiotic. You might be particularly tempted to stop taking it once you start feeling better. Don't. Take the full 10 days, and stay well. Happy New Year! Answered by Jack Zulkowski 2 years ago.

I have taken Cipro for a UTI before and did not have any problems on it, nor did I catch any colds or anything afterwards. Remember, most side effects are listed as a precaution and it does not mean they will occur with you; I suffered no ill side effects, and all the vitamin C I was ingesting through juice used to help combat the pain of a UTI meant I stayed nice and healthy. Answered by Chu Giacopelli 2 years ago.

My mom had a UTI recently, and took cipro with no side effects. It cured her in less than a week. Answered by Cassi Janecka 2 years ago.


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