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Can Ciprofloxacin be reused for treating lung infection in an IPF patient?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018
Question: I’m having trouble getting my breath after light movements,I have IPFi.i also have a small fever I want to start on cipro flora in until I speak to my doc
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, ciprofloxacin is good broad spectrum antibiotic.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
IPF is chronic progressive lung disease. It can cause lung infection and this in turn causes breathing difficulty and fever. So antibiotic is mainstay for your symptoms.
Since you have received ciprofloxacin from your doctor only, you can definitely take it for lung infection also.
It is good broad spectrum antibiotic.
Also continue other IPF drugs.
Please let me know other IPF drugs you are taking so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Can Ciprofloxacin be reused for treating lung infection in an IPF patient?

Brief Answer: Yes, ciprofloxacin is good broad spectrum antibiotic. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. IPF is chronic progressive lung disease. It can cause lung infection and this in turn causes breathing difficulty and fever. So antibiotic is mainstay for your symptoms. Since you have received ciprofloxacin from your doctor only, you can definitely take it for lung infection also. It is good broad spectrum antibiotic. Also continue other IPF drugs. Please let me know other IPF drugs you are taking so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.