Ciprofloxacin 500 Mg Dosing And Administration

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Zubs Says:

I can't swallow this cipro 500mg tab (it's too big). Says not to cut, or chew it. It is a slow release med. Can I just cut it into 2 pieces and then take one half now and the other half 2 hrs later so that I don't get too much at once? I am supposed to take 2/day along with amoxicillin 500mg 3/day for a bad tooth infection that has spread into my lower jaw causing tinnitus in one ear.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Zubs! How are you? Sorry about the severe infection.

No, if it says not to cut, crush or break it, then you shouldn't do so, unless your doctor, dentist or pharmacist says it's okay for you to do so, other than possibly getting to much, some can be very harsh on your stomach and GI tract, which could cause bleeding and/or ulcers.

Have you talked to your dentist about it? They may be able to prescribe an alternative medication.

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Anita Says:

Can Cipro tablets be crushed? I cannot swallow whole pills.

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