Rated Cifox (Cipro) for Bacterial Infection Report
My son has been prescribed this for SIBO alongside metronidazole. He's feeling on and off nauseous and a little bit dizzy, but mostly zoned out. The reviews had me in a major panic but he seems absolutely fine now. We are on day 5. On the plus side he is sleeping like a baby and says he can think more clearly.
¿Qué otras drogas afectarán a Cifox?
Dígale a su médico todas las medicinas que usa, y cualquiera que comience o deje de usar, especialmente:
- cyclosporine, methotrexate, phenytoin, probenecid, ropinirole, sildenafil, theophylline, o zolpidem;
- un anticoagulante (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
- un diurético o "pastilla para eliminar el agua";
- medicamento para el ritmo cardíaco;
- medicinas para el tratamiento de depresión o enfermedades mentales;
- antiinflamatorios no esteroides (AINE, NSAID por sus siglas en inglés) --ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, y otras; o
- medicina esteroide --prednisone, methylprednisolone, y otras.
Esta lista no está completa. Otras drogas pueden interactuar con Cifox, incluyendo medicinas que se obtienen con o sin receta, vitaminas, y productos herbarios. No todas las interacciones posibles aparecen en esta guía del medicamento.
Rated Cifox (Cipro) for Urinary Tract Infection Report
I was given this drug for a simple UTI infection and a week after I was done with it my life started falling apart! I developed nerve pain in my feet hands and groin which made it difficult to walk. Then my knees became inflamed. The doctors keep doing tests to find out the cause but find nothing and my symptoms sound like everyone else's. Absolutely horrible drug! I feel like my life is ruined. Now they want to give me gabapentin for my pain and I'm terrified of what permanent side effects it may cause me.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Cifox?
If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Cifox, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Cifox is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia; gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease); typhoid fever (a serious infection that is common in developing countries); infectious diarrhea (infections that cause severe diarrhea); and infections of the skin, bone, joint, abdomen (stomach area), and prostate (male reproductive gland), Cifox is also used to treat or prevent plague (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack) and inhalation anthrax (a serious infection that may be spread by anthrax germs in the air on purpose as part of a bioterror attack). Cifox may also be used to treat bronchitis, sinus infections, or urinary tract infections but should not be used for bronchitis and sinus infections, or certain types of urinary tract infections if there are other treatment options. Cifox extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat kidney and urinary tract infections; however, some types of urinary tract infections should only be treated with Cifox extended release tablets if no other treatment options are available. Cifox is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections.
Antibiotics such as Cifox will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
Cifox (Cipro) is more effective than amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) as a treatment for bladder infections in women, even when the microbe is susceptible to the latter drug, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Currently, the standard treatment for bladder infections or cystitis is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim), but emerging resistance to this agent has led to greater use of “fluoroquinolone” drugs, such as Cifox. In an effort to maintain the usefulness of this drug class, however, there has been a push to use non-fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Despite increasing use of amoxicillin-clavulanate for cystitis, few studies have assessed the effectiveness of this treatment, according to Dr. Thomas M. Hooton of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and colleagues.
To investigate, the researchers assessed cure rates in 370 women with cystitis who were randomly selected to receive a 3-day course of Cifox or amoxicillin-clavulanate.
Cure was achieved in 77 percent of Cifox-treated women compared with just 58 percent of amoxicillin-clavulanate-treated women. Moreover, even when the analysis was confined to women infected with bacteria susceptible to amoxicillin-clavulanate, Cifox still provided a higher cure rate.
The authors believe that Cifox may have worked better than amoxicillin-clavulanate because of eradication of E. coli bacteria in the vagina. At 2-week follow-up, 45 percent of women treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate had vaginal E. coli compared with just 10 percent of women treated with Cifox.
The results, the investigators conclude, suggest that amoxicillin-clavulanate should only be considered as a treatment for cystitis when “use of other first- and second-line antibiotics is not feasible.”
SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, February 23, 2005.
Rated Cifox (Cipro) for Sinusitis Report
I took one pill 13 hours ago and now my left leg is one giant tendor cramp. Stopping the course after one pill. Hope it isn't permanent. Was mot warned by doctor of all the side effects that could happen and hopefully they don't rear their ugly heads after just one pill.