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Neurological damage from Cipro?

I took Cipro for a UTI and within 24 hrs of starting it began to have issues with breathing and energy and balance. After finishing the drug things got worse. And the thing that bothers me most is that my Dr. rx'ed the drug for a UTI BEFORE getting the lab work... the bacteria was e-coli.... and Cipro didn't kill it!!! I still had the UTI.... Meanwhile it is now 7 months since I took the drug and I'm still having massive issues with balance and extreme fatigue. I have a friend who took it and lost his color vision for 2 yrs. He also experienced balance issues, brain fog and extreme fatigue. I'd like to know of others who have similar issues, how long it has been since the last dose and what conditions they are still suffering from. Please talk to me about your experience...

Abdominal pain after Cipro and Bactrim

I was given two different antibiotics, over the phone) before seeing my regular doctor. (Cipro and Bactrim). Dr. thought my symptoms were urinary tract infection. Antibiotics didn't help They sent me to a urologist. He put me on vesicare for over active bladder which helped my bladder but still had pain in left side. I finally went to gastro doctor who said I had diverticulosis. I had read that this would not cause as much pain as diverticulitis. I wondered if the the strong pain I had could have been diverticulosis and was helped by antibiotics? ## Yes, and yes, it can cause severe pain, and it is commonly treated with antibiotics, as well as dietary changes, and hospitalization, if necessary. I have a friend that has it, and the whole way he found out was due to the severe pain la...

Ciprofloxacn For Upper Respiratory Infection

Is Cipro an antibiotic given for an Upper Resp. Infection? I ## Hi Cheri, The answer to your question is "yes", Ciprofloxacin can be used to treat a number of infections including: Upper and Lower respiratory tract infections (although it is not recommended as a first-line antibiotic choice for either of them). I would actually consider discussing with your doctor and/or pharmacy whether or not they think you should be using some other antibiotic (depending on how severe the infection is). The reason being, is that if you don't use the most effective antibiotic for your infection, then the bacteria can build a resistance to what you may be using; possibly rendering the treatment useless in the end. So yeah, I think it really depends on how severe your infection really is. If...

Taking Cipro with Vitamin D

Can I take a 500 mg Cipro tablet after I took my Vitamin D supplement? The antibiotic is for a small boil. ## Dear Deb, Vitamin D is naturally present in our bodies from sunlight. I don't mean for this to come off as sarcastic in any way, but to my understanding Ciprofloxacin does not interfere with what's otherwise naturally occurring in our bodies (with the exception of reducing beneficial gut flora - and that could be replenished with prebiotics/probiotics). However I believe most vitamins and minerals in their raw form should be fine to take alongside it. I am also speaking from personal experience. NOTE: According to a Walgreen's disclaimer, "sulfa antibiotics in particular can reportedly cause photosensitivity", in which case, taking a Vitamin D supplement inst...

Cipro Side Effects

Hey! I took Cipro for a SIBO infection for two weeks, twice a day. It made me extremely sick but so did the SIBO so we just kind of went with it anyway. My concern is the tendon issue. I have pains all the time that come and go for various unknown reasons, and am having pain in my right arm right now. I plan to call the doctor, but I was wondering in the meantime: does anyone know how long it might take for the risk of tearing a tendon to go away? Is it a few days, weeks, any clue? It's very hard for me not to work out and I've been staying put for 2 weeks now, so I'm ready to get up and go. ## What did your doctor say? I haven't really been able to find a definitive answer on this either, unfortunately. My best guess would be to wait a week or so, after finishing it, bu...

500 mg cipro vs penicillin

Is nipecil acronym penicillon from Mexico, the same as ciprofloxacin? ## Hello, James! How are you? No, the FDA lists Nipecil as containing Penicillin, which is an antibiotic, but it's in a different class than Ciprofloxacin. Not all are effective at eradicating the same bacteria, so you should always take the one your doctor has prescribed. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What is the difference between ciprofloxacin HCA 500 and penicillin a nipecil 500 and is it safe to use on a diverticulitis infection? My husband has diverticulitis and he's in pain and had bacteria stuck in his colon. Can he use penicillin a nipecil 500 instead of ciprofloxacin? Thank you

Time needed to wait between taking Cipro and Amoxicillin

I have respiratory issue and was put on doxycycline as I was going into bronchitis or pneumonia. A week after that I got diagnosed with a UTI but at that same time found out I had a tooth abscess. I was told by the regular doctor and dentist to be careful of taking too many antibiotics. I finished the Cipro about 7 days ago and still dealing with teeth problems (two teeth had root canals and 1 extraction). I contacted the dentist and he said to try and go as long as possible without taking the Amoxicillin. I’m feeling very run down like I have the flu but I don’t and still Am I safe to take Amoxicillin and a probiotic now? How long should someone wait in between taking antibiotics? ## Only your doctor can specify how long a time period is appropriate, but you do know your bo...

If allergic to Levaquin should I take Cipro

I broke out with skin blisters while taking Levaquin 3 years ago. Today my Doctor has put me on Cipro. My question is if I am allergic to Levaquin will I have the same reaction with Cipro ## Although both medications are in the same fluoroquinolone drug class, I don't believe you'd experience the same type of reaction with a different brand. Your allergic reaction could've also been due to one or more inactive ingredients (binders/fillers) that may have been present in the Levaquin and not necessarily in Ciprofloxacin. Have you started taking the Ciprofloxacin yet with any success? ## I started with Cipro on Tuesday and have not seen any adverse reactions to it. I need to take it twice a day for 14 days so far so good. I will keep you apprised of the results. ## I did not ha...

Naloxone with Cipro

I was diagnosed with a UTI and prescribed Naloxone 2 tabs 4x a day for 5 days + Cipro 1 tab. 2 x day for 7 days. I am getting headaches and think it's from the Naloxone. Would I be ok to stop the Naloxone and continue with the Cipro. I've been on this course of meds for 3 days.

cipro severe hives

I was prescribed Cipro for Bronchitis in the hospital. I took only 4 doses 2 pills twice a day! I broke out with severe Hives and was given Benedryl, Predisone, Pepcid and nothing is helping! I am so itchy and uncomfortable and have been to the ER 3 times. What can I do. It's been 3 days since I stopped taking it and I am suffering so bad!! ## Hello, Chrissy! How are you? I am so sorry about the hives, it's happened to me before, so I know how awful that is. What dose of Benadryl have you been taking? You should check with your doctor first to make sure that it's safe for you, but you can usually take up to 50mgs per dose. And soaking in a warm tub with some epsom salts may also help. But otherwise, it's really just going to take time. ## Hi thanks I have a appointment w...


I get UTI'S all the time, no one has been able to tell me why. My problem is that I am allergic to: Cipro, Macrobid, Bactrim, Omnicef, Keflex, Septra, Penicillin, Augmentin, have even taken Benadryl along with most of them.. and ER Here I come again.. Are there any natural cures that anyone knows about...HELP!!!!! ## Some women swear by remedies such as Cranberry juice, however, some of them can also be just as dangerous as prescription drugs. Have you talked to your doctor about other possible solutions? ## Firstly one has to have a full urinary tract evaluation by a urologist to determine that there are no anatomical reasons for abnormal kidney or bladder problems that are causing the frequent UTIs urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice, taking cranberry supplements, or bearber...

Switching antibiotics from Doxycycline to Cipro

I had signs of a UTI and had several 500 mg Doxycycline on hand from a long term antibiotic treatment back in Feb. So, I began treatment at two per day, called my doc and then he prescribed Cipro at 250 mg for 7 days. Now without speaking to him or the nurse, what should I do? ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash, headache, diarrhea, and drowsiness. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?

switch from cipro to levo

I am out of the country and cannot see my regular doctor. Unfortunately, I developed a bad case of bronchitis that turned into phlemonia... doctor here prescribed me with cipro-- however, after doing some reading I see that Levo is more effective against respiratory infections . What should I do? Can I switch from Cipro to Levo? ## Cipro is also a broad spectrum antibiotic that has been proven effect at treating various types of bacterial infections. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? ## I've had this cough for 4 weeks now and sometimes it gets so severe that it makes my back hurt. Phlem is still present. I think I should have been on a diff...

cipro 500 mg for poison ivy

I would like to know the name of all the meds that work to treat poison ivy. Will cephalexin 500 mg or ciprofloxacin 500 mg work? ## No, these are antibiotics that are used to treat bacterial infections. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Poison ivy is actually an allergic reaction, so you may need a steroid to treat it, as well as an antihistamine, according to FDA reports. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?

cipro 500 mg tablet

Generic name is Ciprofloxacin HCL 500 MG TAB ## Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Read more: Are there any comments or questions? ## What does cipro 500 look like? I have an oval capsule. One half of it is green and the other side is white. Is this pill a cipro 500?

what does ciprofloxacn treat

what does ciprofloxacn treat? ## my husband has gout and needs some medicine, so was wondering if cipro was for that. He is in severe pain and redness of the big toe and up his foot. ## Yipes! If your husband has gout, you can't just go giving him random pills that are lying around the house. You should have a prescription for his gout medication! Cipro is an antibiotic. It is used for confirmed bacterial infections. But it is an incredibly toxic drug that can leave one disabled, even after just one pill. Please read this introduction to Fluoroquinolones here to see how dangerous these drugs can be. If you gave your husband Cipro and he become disabled, how guilty would you feel considering that these drugs don't even treat gout! So, he might become disabled simply because you g...

Cipro and Diclofenac

Can you take Diclofenac Sod when taking Cipro ## Actually, these two medications aren't generally prescribed together, due to the fact that combining them increases the risk of stimulation of the central nervous system and seizures. On the Ciprofloxacin Details page under Interactions it says "They may also interact with the GABA A receptor and cause neurological symptoms; this effect is augmented by certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs." Have they both been prescribed for you? ## yes ive been prescribed the two drugs ## I've been on dicloflanac and the dr prescribed me cipro

Mixed Prescription of Cipro from Walgreens

Why does my Rx from Walgreens for Cipro have a mix of cr500 pills and other pills with a P on one side & 500 on the other side in the same bottle? ## Since this is a generic medication, it is manufactured by several different companies, so it is most probable that your pharmacy didn't have enough to completely fill your prescription from one manufacturer, so they had to finish filling it with one from a different company. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Is there anything else I can help with?

will one 500mg cipro withdrawals from methadone maintenance

I'm on 75mg methadone maintenance. I accidentally took a 500mg cipro. Just one. Will I go into withdrawels ## I've never heard of cipro causing withdrawals. Cipro is an antibiotic used for a number of different infections. Have you read about cipro and methadone? I mean, read about them not interacting well together? I've never heard or read this before and I have been a nurse for 24 years. I will have to look this one up. Now, a med called naltrexone will cause withdrawals.... called precipitated withdrawals.....if taken too soon before actual Withdrawal from narcotics starts. Are you confusing these two meds, maybe? ## While cipro will not cause withdrawls it CAN cause methadone toxicity. You seem to be ok now but please do not take cipro with methadone.....there are far b...

Cipro dosage for uti

What is the typical dosage per day of cipro for a uti for a 75 yr old woman? I am taking 500 mg twice a day and now have back flank pain on my right side after taking it for 5 days. ## That is a normal dosage for treating a UTI, however, at your age you may experience more severe side effects than someone younger. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. How are you feeling, now? Has there been any change?


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