I'm extremely sensitive to meds and usually start all my "new" scripts with 1/4 recommended physician dosage and work my way up. That's ok for most conditions however I have a UTI and my "new" family doctor ordered 500 mg. (twice a day) CIPRO for UTI for 3 days. I asked him for lowest dose (but have learned not all docs pay attention to this) so I asked the pharmacist who said I was given the "Normal" dose for UTI. Naturally and understandably the pharmacist said I shouldn't lower the dosage for anti-biotics. None-the-less, my nurse's medication guide claims that the "Normal" dosage for UTI is 250 or 500 mg (both twice a day). Has anyone had success with the lower 250 mg tabs?
Nancy, I get Chronic UTI's, so almost every month I have one. When my Dr. puts me on Cipro it has always been 500mg twice a day for 1 week. My stomach is very sensitive also, so a sympathize with you. Cipro is the one antibiotic that bothers me the most, when every I can, i always ask if there is another one i can take, but it depends on what bacteria you have. Hope you feel better! Adeline
If you have simple uncomplicated cystitis then you may be fine with 250mg twice daily for 3 days. Anything more complicated will probably require a higher dosage.
I took 500mg. twice a day. Best to call your doc and ask. Be careful of Cipro, if you get sore tendons or joints, acillies heels, stop taking it and tell your doctor. I had a lot of side affects, still do. Many who take Levaquin, same family of drugs, have had bad experiences.
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