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    Is Ciprofloxacin safe to take?

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Posted on Tue, 31 May 2016 in Elderly Problems
Question: My doctor prescribed ciprofloxacin yesterday. I am curious about whether I should take it at my age of
92 years. I read online that it might not be desirable at my age. XXXXXXX XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Side effect versus benefits.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome To HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern.
Sir, first of all you need to understand that any medicine has it's own list of side effects and it's not that every one gets it.
So, we need to compare the benefit risk ratio.
As such if you would read on internet you would find the same answer for almost all the medicines.
As such if you don't have any other co morbid condition associated then Ciprofloxacin can be used at your age if it is required.
I hope it helps you.
If you have any further query, please ask me.
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