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Does intake of Ciprofloxacin help in treating bladder infection?

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can Ciprofloxacin help my bladder infection?

Can he call meds into a pharmacy in my vicinity?
Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
ciprofloxacin is good for most cases

Detailed Answer:

ciprofloxacin is usually the best choice regarding lower urinary tract infections. Most doctors would prescribe a less potent antibiotic though unless it's a recurrence or the patient is not antibiotic-naive (and resistant pathogens are suspected). Ciprofloxacin's use is restricted in many countries to prevent resistant pathogens development.

So if you haven't used any antibiotic so far (at least for the last 3-4 months) then 'simpler' antibiotics like amoxicillin-clavulanate can be preferred.

I hope it helps!
Kind Regards!
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