Can Ciprofloxacin Be Used To Treat Tooth Infections

21 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Nancy Says:

I was prescribed ciprofloxacin for five days by my dentist and on the forth day I suddenly developed severe lower back pain, and generalized aches and pain which have lasted for past month and only gradually beginning to subside. I only suspected the ciproxin when a friend was taking it for chest infection and developed pain in Achilles tendon and is finding it difficult to walk.

Showing Replies 1 - 20 of 21 RSS Feed

of 2    Next Page    
Mitzi Says:

I was prescribed ciprofloxin hcl 500 mg tabs for a tooth infection. So far I have taken 3 tabs. At this time I have had no side effects.

Was this helpful?     33     5  
Verwon Says:

Hi, Nancy! How are feeling?

It is a known side effect that some antibiotics can cause tendonitis in some people that take them and achilles tendonitis is the most frequent one known to occur.

As to the symptoms you experienced, those aren't normal, especially lasting that long after you finished your course of treatment with it.

Learn more Ciprofloxacin details here.

However, going by many of the posts on here, something odd seems to be occurring more and more often with antibiotics. Many people have been complaining about experiencing odd side effects from them. I'm not sure if it's possibly related to overuse, or not.

However, the best thing to do would be to inform your doctor, so they can look into the matter and make sure that the symptoms weren't caused by something else.

Are there any other questions or concerns?

Was this helpful?     6     0  
Fiddlah Says:

I can personally tell you that Cipro is pure poison to your body! I cannot describe what I and thousands of others are going through because of the damaging effects of Cipro on your cartilage, tendons, muscles, and basically every organ in your body including the brain! I had 2 surgeries this year and with both surgeries I was placed on 500 Mg of Cipro twice a day for close to 12 weeks in all~!!! I felt wonderful for the first 3 -4 days and then began to feel really ill. I thought it was because of my prostate ( hence the infections and surgeries) and never thought it was the Cipro. Well come to find out. it basically melts human cartilage , bone and muscle away! There are literally thousands of cases against Bayer right now concerning Cipro. so I have recently researched~! Here is the best link if you want to know the truth about Cipro and I sure hope this helps and I hope you weren't floxxed (poisoned) that badly. * Blessings you way!

Was this helpful?     10     13  
JLE3RD Says:
via mobile

Over the past 3-4 weeks iv'e had a horrible tooth ache. Well the pain from the tooth is all but gone but a day or so ago i noticed that i had a knot right by my lower jaw bone directly under my bad tooth. Its not sore to the touch but over the past 2-3 days its gotten huge and still doesn't hurt. If i take some ciprofloxacin hcl 500mg's will it help the swelling go away? Please hurry....this thing feels like its getting bigger by the second

Was this helpful?     131     32  
JohnJ Says:

Well, to answer to your question. The Ciprofloxacin might help you with the infection. However, it sounds like you have a possible access in your tooth. If you are willing to loose your tooth, then take the pill and wait for the tooth to come out. Or just pull it out. No kidding!. If you are more concern about your smile in the future. Let me tell you my case as of 8/2014. Same problem as you described, the insurance cover the extraction. However in my case I don't want to look like a toothless person. The implant and crown is about $5400 here in Florida. Therefore, I took the time to look somewhere else, like CostaRica or Colombia. They have better quality and lower prices. So, my treatment in Colombia for the Implant and Crown is only $1900, and If I add the Hotel and Beach, Air Ticket for 2 weeks is only $3200. In order words VACATIONS and NEW TOOTH for less.

Was this helpful?     5     8  
Boots Says:

Regarding Cipro...Whenever I have been Rx'd Cipro I have always become extremely fatigued, nauseated, and just generally achey. I thought it was just how it was 'supposed' to be. So I am very scared that I have been damaged by being RX'd this med quite a few times, as in more then 10. What should I do? I feel as though my health has just been going downhill....

Was this helpful?     2     3  
karen Says:
via mobile

Don't take another flouriquolone, ever again. Give it time & don't push yourself too hard. Most of us recover from these adverse effects with time

Was this helpful?     1     6  
bfnickel Says:
via mobile

I am allergic to all the cillians, deoxycycoline, sulfar. I have to take cipro.

Was this helpful?     5     8  

babygirl Says:
via mobile

I have a real bad tooth ache and my face under my eye is swollen can I take ciprofloxacin plz help thanks

Was this helpful?     107     24  
justacritic Says:

I hope it works for you. do you bring your own soda into the theater. who takes care of the implant. i'll bet your regular dentist loves you.

Was this helpful?     1     19  
storm 500 Says:
via mobile

I'm taking cipro 500mg tablets now for 2 days for gum disease/abscess bad tooth (top rear). Side effects are explosive diarrhea.

Was this helpful?     4     4  
CA Friend Says:

I agree with Fiddlah. Cipro is risking your life. They regularly prescribe it for Urinary Tract infections that so many women are subject to. AND some are on antibiotics for years w/o clearing it successfully.

About 2 months ago I had some blood (a little) in my urine. The doctor wanted to prescribe a fluroquinolone antibiotic. I asked him for something different. He did order a different drug. Be sure you are taking a probiotic any time you take almost any prescription drug. They tend to kill off gut bacteria and damage the stomach.

Was this helpful?     2     3  
BRAD Says:
via mobile

I had a root canal on May 24 16 then you put a temooary crown on tooth next to left eye tooth where they did root canal my left eye tooth been acting up I went and saw the other dentist she taught it might been alittle cavity she put me on a Z Pack then she talk to the head dentist she wanted see me and look said it temooary crown abd by gums healing she put me on ciprofloxacin 500Mg she wanted me take it twice but only do it once to strong for two remember if I are prescribed for it u don't have take it 2 day I only taking it once of day at night so far haven't had any side effects yet

Was this helpful?     2     2  
Husky guy Chris Says:
via mobile

Make sure u drink plenty or more and take with food if at all possible. also do not take antacids iron or vitamin mineral supplements within six hours before or two hours after taking this medicine. Also try taking a probiotic as these antibiotics rob your system of good bacteria in fighting the infection. VSL3 is a very good one kind of pricey but you can get it at Costco for cheaper. Also taking a anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen can definitely help with possible inflammation before it occurs! Hope this helps you

Was this helpful?     1     1  
Justcommonsense Says:
via mobile

Well I haven't had any side effects and I am taking cipro for toothache. Suppose to take 2 a day but I'm taking three I figure most doctors play it safe besides there's stronger ones out there and it's still not working fast enough. I should've gotten some kind of strong antibiotic intravenous

Was this helpful?     0     5  
Ok Says:
via mobile

After getting no relief from the antibiotic my dentist prescribed, my GP doctor gave me Penicillin VK. He said it was the best for abscesses, and he was right! Hope this helps. BTW, I think the "VK" part is important. There might be other types of Penicillin out there, but the VK is what you want.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Tiffany Says:
via mobile

VK just means "with potassium". I'm not really sure how the potassium helps with the penicillin, but that's what it is.

Was this helpful?     1     0  
Joey Says:

can i take cipro for my swolen gums with painful red sore with toothache? I also have liver and kidney problems.but I was prescribed for SBP after my esophageal banding for varices..pls. advice..Thanks

Was this helpful?     0     1  
Mike Says:
via mobile

Can u take a "teva 5312" (Ciprofloxacin 500mg) pill for a sinus infection or an abscessed tooth? Or what kind of infection is it used for?

Was this helpful?     0     0  
jlpierce Says:

Will cipro 250 mg bid for three days help my tooth abcess and bleeding gums? I just saw the dentist and also have an Rx for antimicrobial mouthwash.

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 2     Reply

Next Page >

More Discussions:

Can Ciprofloxacin 500 Mg Be Used To Treat Throat Infections
if my throat is sore and itchy and coughing up phlem can i use this medication to treat it as a preventive for a full bl... 55 replies
Can nitrofurantoin be used to treat skin infections?
I do not have access to any other antibiotic at the moment but do have some nitrofurantoin. Will it help with what looks... 1 reply
can cephalexin treat tooth infections
I have a abcess tooth wanted to know if keflex 500 mg will take the infection out. ## Hi Jackie, From what I could gathe... 7 replies
is ciprofloxacin used to treat sinus infection
My daughter has puss pockets on both sides of her throat, cane ciprofla in to treat this. ## Hello, Jeff! How is your da... 4 replies
infections that betamox is used to treat
Hi I went to a pharmacist for my baby he had flu they gave me betamox and I saw it written suspension after realising di...
i was drinking amoxicillin n its not doing anything for my tooth infection and now my throat is hurting can i take ciprofloxacin instead
I was taken Amoxicillin that my dentist Rx to me but its been 3 days now N I have developed a sore throat witch the Amox... 6 replies
is sulfameth used for tooth infections
My doctor prescribed septra ds800 160 milligrams as a prophylactic for an abscess on my leg, now I have a major toothach... 2 replies
is sulfamethoxazoletimp used for tooth infections
I have an infected tooth and I have some antibiotic that I never taken called sulfamethoxazole timp, can I use them? ## ... 2 replies
Is sulfameth/trimethoprim Used For Tooth Infections
My mother has an abscess tooth and there is not enough left to pull. She does not have insurance so she can not pay to g... 1 reply
sulfamethoxazole tmp ds tablet used to treat urinary tract infections
i have bought unrinary infection test strips and i used two of them. they both turned out positive for UTI ## Hi Nikki, ... 1 reply

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Show Verification Text

with the privacy policy (20191231).

This form will be submitted securely
Privacy policy cookies information


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 16 March 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA