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wanttolpve asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

Is ciprofloxacin effective for ear infection ?

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  • 3 years ago

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  • Tulip
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    1 decade ago

    Cipro is not used for ear infections. This is why the receptionist at the doctors office does not do the prescribing!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I worked at a dr's office and this is what they prescribed for ear infections so yes it does work

    Source(s): former receptionist at a drs office with 4 doctors
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. It covers most of the causative bacteria.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ciprofloxacin

    sip roe flox' a sin

    Why is this medication prescribed?

    Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. Ciprofloxacin tablets and suspension (liquid) are used to treat pneumonia (lung infection); bronchitis (infection of the tubes that lead to the lungs); some types of gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease); diarrhea caused by bacteria; typhoid fever (a contagious illness common in developing countries); and bone, joint, skin, prostate (a male reproductive gland), sinus, and urinary tract (bladder) infections. Ciprofloxacin is also used to prevent and/or treat anthrax in people exposed to anthrax germs in the air. Ciprofloxacin is also used with another medication to treat certain infections of the internal organs. Ciprofloxacin extended release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat urinary tract and kidney infections. Ciprofloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

    This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information

    Ciprofloxacin is also sometimes used to treat patients with cystic fibrosis who have lung infections. Ciprofloxacin is sometimes used to treat various sexually transmitted diseases and various infections such as Legionnaire disease (a type of lung infection), cat scratch disease (an infection that may develop after a patient is bitten or scratched by a cat), and brucellosis (a type of infection that causes a rising and falling fever and other symptoms). In the event of biological warfare, ciprofloxacin may be used to treat and prevent dangerous illness that are deliberately spread such as plague, tularemia, and anthrax of the skin or mouth. Ciprofloxacin may also be used to reduce the amount of certain types of bacteria in the nose to prevent serious illness. Ciprofloxacin may be used with another medication to treat disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) (a type of lung disease that often affects people with human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] ), and tuberculosis (TB) (a type of lung infection). Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this drug for your condition.

    if you are taking antacids (Maalox, Mylanta); didanosine (Videx) chewable tablets or solution (liquid); calcium, iron, zinc or vitamin supplements; or sucralfate (Carafate), take them 6 hours before or 2 hours after ciprofloxacin.

    you should know that ciprofloxacin may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and tiredness. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

    What special dietary instructions should I follow?

    Do not take ciprofloxacin with dairy products (like milk or yogurt) or calcium-added juices alone. You may take ciprofloxacin with a meal that includes these foods. Drink at least eight full glasses of water or liquid every day. Do not drink or eat a lot of caffeine-containing products such as coffee, tea, cola, or chocolate. Ciprofloxacin increases nervousness, sleeplessness, heart pounding, and anxiety caused by caffeine.

    Ciprofloxacin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

    upset stomach

    vomiting

    stomach pain

    indigestion

    headache

    nervousness

    agitation

    anxiety

    difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

    nightmares or abnormal dreams

    Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them or those mentioned in the SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS section, call your doctor immediately:

    seizures

    vaginal yeast infection

    confusion

    shaking hands that you cannot control

    believing that others want to harm you

    hallucination (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)

    depression

    thoughts about dying or killing yourself

    You should know that ciprofloxacin has slowed the growth and damaged the joints of young laboratory animals. It is not known if ciprofloxacin has these effects on children. Therefore, ciprofloxacin should not normally be given to children younger than 18 years old. However, if a child has been exposed to anthrax in the air, the benefits of taking ciprofloxacin to prevent this serious illness may be greater than the risk of joint damage. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving ciprofloxacin to your child.

    Ciprofloxacin is the generic international name for the synthetic antibiotic manufactured and sold by Bayer Pharmaceutical under the brand names Cipro and Ciproxin (and other brand names in other markets, e.g. veterinary drugs), belonging to a group called fluoroquinolones. Ciprofloxacin is bactericidal and its mode of action depends on blocking of bacterial DNA replication by binding itself to an enzyme called DNA gyrase, which allows the untwisting required to replicate one DNA double helix into two. Notably the drug has 100 times higher affinity for bacterial DNA gyrase than for mammalian.

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  • 1 decade ago

    not really, since this class of drug reaches therapeutic concentrations in the lower intestines and urethral tract.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not the best usage.

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