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What are the side effects of Ciprofloxacin?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: Sir I m suffering from uti for last 2 months I cultured my urine test result is positive presence klebsiella I had started with alkasol and antibiotic ciproflaxin but it doesn't work then I taken septran that one also does not work now I m taking tinidazole it is also not working I use to urinate in every 10 minutes please help me I m also breast feeding mother to my toddler.......i also suffering from back pain due to this
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Answered by Dr. V. Sasanka (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
culture specific anti biotics

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If you are breastfeeding your toddler, I suggest you stop taking ciprofloxacin.

Klebsiella can be quite difficult to eradicate, and if required, you should be started on IV antibiotics such as Inj. Cefoperazone and Sulbactam, available as Magnex, up to 1.5gm twice daily till you get relief, usually in 5-7 days. You can follow with low dose long term antibiotics such as cephalexin 250mg once daily at bedtime for 2-3 months before discontinuing altogether.

This can be supplemented with a drug like darifenacin 7.5mg once daily which will reduce urinary frequency and urgency, along with an oral citra-alka syrup to help improve the eradication of bacteria.

Also, please take plenty of oral fluids. It might not be a good idea to feed your child at this time, though.

Take care
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Brief Answer: culture specific anti biotics Detailed Answer: Hi, If you are breastfeeding your toddler, I suggest you stop taking ciprofloxacin. Klebsiella can be quite difficult to eradicate, and if required, you should be started on IV antibiotics such as Inj. Cefoperazone and Sulbactam, available as Magnex, up to 1.5gm twice daily till you get relief, usually in 5-7 days. You can follow with low dose long term antibiotics such as cephalexin 250mg once daily at bedtime for 2-3 months before discontinuing altogether. This can be supplemented with a drug like darifenacin 7.5mg once daily which will reduce urinary frequency and urgency, along with an oral citra-alka syrup to help improve the eradication of bacteria. Also, please take plenty of oral fluids. It might not be a good idea to feed your child at this time, though. Take care