Also known as: Cipro, Cipro Cystitis Pack, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR, Proquin XR
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ciprofloxacin for Urinary Tract Infection: I am 71 years of age had this ciprofloxacin 4 times for urinary tract infection. Had a catheter and then had a turp done. Worked for the infection but am now suffering from very sore muscles in every part of my body, this happened about 2 weeks after stopping the medicines. I am also taking prednisone. Is there any help for this? Doctor says no this isn't the cause of my sore muscles.
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bladder Infection: Cipro is magical when it comes to bladder infections. Please do not drink milk and please make sure you eat a cracker, a piece of bread or other food prior to taking this medication. It is by far the strongest and most effective for severe bladder infections. Within just hours you no longer feel that constant annoying urgency to urinate and the pain of the oncoming infection lessens the first day of taking Cipro. And, lastly, however most importantly, do not have intercourse for at least a week or longer.
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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bladder Infection: It's been three days since I've been on this medicine. First time user also. I never had a bladder infection but it got a lot better than it was the first day with the burning and pain. I am still experiencing a bit of the burning. I am hoping it works and takes it fully away about the time its my last dose. At first this medicine made me nauseous and tired but I drank more water and it seemed to help take that away.
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ciprofloxacin for Urinary Tract Infection: Was put on Amoxicillin for my UTI, didn't work, went back to doctors and they prescribed me Cipro. After taking first pill, felt much better. Only side effect seemed to be irritation and itching of vagina.
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): After 5 days on Cipro for a urinary tract infection (allergic to sulfa, Keflex, Macrodantin ) I finished the 5 days prescribed then began to feel awful, severe joint pain in wrists, back and neck. I had painful deep breaths and general overall aching. I had some diarrhea and abdominal pain. Bladder infection is better.
ciprofloxacin for Sinusitis: This medication made me nauseous everytime I took it, but I continued to take it . On the 7th day I became very ill. Chills, vomiting, hurting and I stayed in bed for 2 days except for going to the Instant Care. They said I had an allergic reaction. The doctor also gave me a 1-pill medication to prevent an yeast infection.
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Prostatitis: I took Cipro for a month and felt improvement, but 10 days after completing my script, the symptoms have returned. I am also on Bactrim and am hopeful to get this resolved.
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Urinary Tract Infection: I used Cipro for a urinary tract infection (I do not usually get urinary tract infections). The first night I took it, I felt better by the next morning. It took a few hours before I felt better (where I didn't have to go to the bathroom every 3 minutes), but it let me sleep and by the next day that burning sensation had gone away.
The only side effect, was I felt nauseated and sluggish the first day. After that, it was great to get back to normal.
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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Diverticulitis: Have used once or twice a year for last 10 years and start to have relief within 24 hours with symptoms usually gone by day three. I take two a day after first tinge of pain (you know what I am talking about) and continue for one week minimum or two days more than symptoms persist. Makes me a little fatigued and I start to get diarrhea after about 4 days but it is worth it.
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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bladder Infection: I have become very sensitive to ingredients in certain drinks and products. I can no longer take bubble baths or use body washes (anything with scents). I also can't drink any of the energy drinks. From the first time I feel the symptoms (frequency, pain, "full" feeling), it's usually gone straight to my kidneys and I'm urinating with blood in the urine. Over the counter mediines don't work with me. The doctor gives me Cipro and Pyridine (for pain/turns urine orange) and it knocks it out fast and completely. Depending on the dose (I get higher for kidneys than just straight bladder), it can wipe out all bacteria (good/bad) and cause a yeast infection. I've been lucky and only have had one.
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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Urinary Tract Infection: After one pill I felt depressed and could not sleep that night. I decided to stop taking the medication and will have it replaced with good old Amoxicilin.
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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bronchitis: Dangerous drug, associated with many side effects, even after you stop taking it. I took a similar one (a quinolone) and came out in a terrible rash. Had bad taste in mouth, and aches and pains. I also suffered hallucinations. All these reactions have been strongly associated with this group of antibiotics. Best avoided.
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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bladder Infection: It works every time, however takes about 3-4 hours to provide relief. The only reason why I don't give it a 10 is because it gives me yeast infections every time.
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