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Suggest effective alternative for Ciprofloxacin

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I am taking Esbriet (pirfenidone) for IPF.
Have a mild UTI. I understand that Cipro should not be taken. What alternate antibiotic is recommended?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (32 minutes later)
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Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There are a number of Drugs which can be used as an alternative to cipro.
These are all prescription drugs and their efficacy will depend upon the organism you have and its sensitivity to the drug. So I would suggest you to discuss with your doctor the other options and get a urine culture FIRST to see to which drug the organism is susceptible to.

A list of drugs which can be used instead of cipro are as follow:

1)Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim, Septra, others)
2)Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Augmentin, others)
3)Nitrofurantoin (Furadantin,
4)Macrodantin, others)
5)Ampicillin

I hope this answered your question.If you have more queries I am happy to answer. Otherwise rate and close the discussion.
Wishing you good health
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Brief Answer: See description please Detailed Answer: Hello Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There are a number of Drugs which can be used as an alternative to cipro. These are all prescription drugs and their efficacy will depend upon the organism you have and its sensitivity to the drug. So I would suggest you to discuss with your doctor the other options and get a urine culture FIRST to see to which drug the organism is susceptible to. A list of drugs which can be used instead of cipro are as follow: 1)Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim, Septra, others) 2)Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Augmentin, others) 3)Nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, 4)Macrodantin, others) 5)Ampicillin I hope this answered your question.If you have more queries I am happy to answer. Otherwise rate and close the discussion. Wishing you good health