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Can I use cipro for toothache?

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Rajive Goel 4 Jan 2012

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a prescription antibiotic medication that belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones, or just "quinolones" for short.

Cipro is approved to treat a variety of different infections, including: Urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly called "bladder infections"; Kidney infections; Prostate infections; Pneumonia; Bronchitis; Sinus infections; Infections of the skin and surrounding tissue; Severe infections within the abdomen (stomach); Diarrhea (when it is caused by bacteria); Bone and joint infections; Gonorrhea; Typhoid fever.

This medicine will not treat infections caused by viruses, such as the common cold or flu.

Cipro is called a "broad spectrum" antibiotic, which means it is effective against a wide variety of different types of bacteria. Some of these bacteria types that Cipro is effective against include, but are not limited to: Enterococcus; Staphylococcus; Streptococcus; Citrobacter; scherichia coli (E. coli); Moraxella catarrhalis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Proteus; Pseudomonas; Serratia; Shigella.

However, Doxycycline is a better choice of med to treat tooth ache, but please do seek the advice of a dentist before you self medicate.

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