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Ciprofloxacin vs. Macrobid for UTI

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Ciprofloxacin

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/ 7,604 posts
Other Names: Cipro   Ciloxan   Ciproxin   Ciprodex   Ciproflaxacin

Macrobid

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Other Names: Nitrofurantoin
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 7,604 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 10,483 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Ciprofloxacin (International Nonproprietary Name) is a synthetic chemotherapeutic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class.It is a second-generation quinolone antibacterial. It kills bacteria by interfering with the enzymes that cause DNA to rewind a... Read more on Wikipedia
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Nitrofur Mac, Nitro Macro, Nifty-SR, Martifur-MR, Martifur-100 (in India), 'Urantoin... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Crickett
December 17, 2013
Crickett wrote
cipro and bladder issues
Doc gave me the cipro and on the second day symptoms are more tolerable and i will take it for three days only and hope for the best.. Taking cherry juice and cystoplus and the acidophilus vaginally and by mouth to prevent yeast infection.
crickett  |  December 17, 2013
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By osodelnorte
November 7, 2013
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Macrobid
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By macrobid
August 28, 2013
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By Lady A Charles
August 16, 2013
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What patients are saying about Ciprofloxacin vs. Macrobid

34 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
enough and was given ciprofloxacin. I have been antibiotics...
i recently was perscribed macrobid for a uti. It wasnt working enough and was given ciprofloxacin. I have been antibiotics for...
macrobid to wipe it out. Quote:
...the issue. I had ciprofloxacin once for a uti but it didn't help because my issue was not garden variety e coil but was strep bacteria. It took macrobid to wipe it...
pain go away. Normally I wouldn't have a problem...
...had me on ciprofloxacin for 5 days. It worked at making the ...a 10-day course of macrobid, which so far has made the pain go away. Normally I wouldn't have a problem, but now I do....
go away. \ \ \ \ Normally I wouldn't have a problem...
...had me on ciprofloxacin for 5 days. It worked at making the ...a 10-day course of macrobid, which so far has made the pain go away. \ \ \ \ Normally I wouldn't have a problem, but now I ...
pain I have. He told me to stop taking the Macrobid's...
...blood cells. The doctor suspects I have a kidney infection due to the back and abdominal pain I have. He told me to stop taking the Macrobid's and I am now on Ciprofloxacin. He has no...
ineffective against that and I was switched to Ciprofloxacin
...bacteria that has infected my urinary tract. The macrobid I was on was and is ineffective against that and I was switched...
Ciprofloxacin. The standard drug of choice for UTIs...
I'm taking Ciprofloxacin. The standard drug of choice for UTIs - maybe it is the macrobid - I can't take because I'm allergic to sulfa drugs. I'm ...the day it triggers my heartburn. I just c...
on macrobid, then called and said stop taking the macrobid...
...opposite. I have what they thought was a uti and put me on macrobid, then called and said stop taking the macrobid your infection is worse, you need to start on ciprofloxacin. Very frustrated, can'...
out to be allergic to macrobid. i asked the pharmacist...
...^ macrobid is actually okay. i got prescribed that and the doctor specifically told me that he prefers prescribing macrobid over other medication because it ...to be allergic to macrobid. i as...
have been switched to Ciprofloxacin which is what is given...
...I have been on was macrobid 100mg for the urinary tract infection which has been ineffective. So I have been switched to Ciprofloxacin which is what ...And I've had bladder infections before. No...
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