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Got typhoid fever S.typhi and O typhi. Taking ciprofloxacin. Suggest?

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i got typhoid fever s .typhi and o typhi both 1;160.iam taking ciprofloxacin for past 7 days. how many days should i take email id is YYYY@YYYY
Posted Mon, 19 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in to us.

You have been diagosed as having typhoid and are taking Tab Ciprofloxacin for 7 days. Also you are a patient of mitral valve prolapse for 5 years.

Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of medicines known as fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones are now recommended by most authorities for the treatment of typhoid fever. A course of at least two weeks of ciprofloxacin will effectively treat typhoid fever.

You must also take necessary food precautions for a while and eat only home cooked healthy food containing very less amount of oil and spices.

Hope your query is answered.
Wishing you good health.

Dr A Rao Kavoor
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