Users' questions

Can ciprofloxacin treat prostatitis?

Can ciprofloxacin treat prostatitis?

An antibiotic is used to treat prostatitis that is caused by an infection. Some antibiotics that might be used are trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxin. You might have to take antibiotics for several weeks or even a few months.

Does Cipro affect prostate?

Ciprofloxacin is an antibacterial agent used mainly in urinary tract infections and prostate inflammation. This drug acts also against cancer cells by the inhibition of topoisomerase II. These properties should allow it to inhibit the development of prostate cancer.

Is Cipro good for an enlarged prostate?

Ciprofloxacin tablets 500 mg twice daily for 3 days is effective in improving the condition of BPH patient’s with urethral catheter.

What are the side effects of ciprofloxacin prostatitis?

“Was prescribed a 10 day course of cipro ( 2 x 500mg dose per day) for suspected prostatitis. It didn’t clear up any of the symptoms but caused more problems. Had muscle aches (particularly in the hands after taking it). Also had anxiety and agitation while taking the medicine. The most concerning thing however is the neuropathic pain.

Why did I have to stop taking ciprofloxacin?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): “I was prescribed Cipro for 45 days to combat a prostate infection. I had to stop taking it after about 40 days because I developed a dull pain with spasm in the kidney area. Laid awake last few days with odd headache and because of that discomfort. I can’t attribute this change in health to anything but the Cipro.

Is it better to take Bactrim or Cipro for prostatitis?

“Third week with Cipro for prostatitis and I feel much better when I finished my first week Cipro, better than a month of Bactrim I was prescribed earlier. I started to do some stretches as well, hope the following three weeks of Cipro and stretches can make all my symptoms disappear.” What this helpful? “5 weeks now and no better with prostatitis.

Which is better for prostatitis Doxy or Cipro?

Went to a Urologist and he said his first choice is definitely Cipro. Also said that Doxy is a “static” drug and WILL NOT kill the bacteria, it will only stop replication. Cipro kills it.

Is Cipro a good antibiotic?

Cipro is generally a safe and effective antibiotic that has been used for some time. Part of the drug’s effectiveness depends on a patient taking the right dose, so a doctor’s advice should be followed precisely.

Why you should learn about the dangers of Cipro?

Cipro should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic. Cipro can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, nerve damage, serious mood or behavior changes, or low blood sugar.

When to take Cipro?

Cipro can be taken after a large meal or on an empty stomach. However, there are a few exceptions: Calcium-rich foods. Calcium makes Cipro less effective. To avoid this, wait 6 hours after your last calcium-rich meal to take Cipro, or take it 2 hours before your next meal.

What infections are treated with Cipro?

Medical uses. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat a wide variety of infections, including infections of bones and joints, endocarditis , gastroenteritis , malignant otitis externa , respiratory tract infections, cellulitis, urinary tract infections, prostatitis, anthrax, and chancroid.