Cipro vs Flagyl for Abscess

Cipro
(Rx)
Flagyl
(Rx)
Cipro is an antibiotic.
Flagyl is an anti infectious agent.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Abscess
2.7
Concern level
2.3
Helpfulness
for Abscess
4.3
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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October 22, 1987
July 18, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
76,122 Discussions
57,612 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Pouchitis
#5 for Prostatitis
#8 for Chlamydia
#10 for Abscess
#12 for Anthrax
Cipro is prescribed for Infection and UTI and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for Lyme
#4 for Pouchitis
#6 for Abscess
#9 for Colitis
#11 for Trich
Flagyl is prescribed for Infection and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Lyme and Crohn's Disease, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cip
Allergy
8
Nausea
5
Tiredness
5
Anxiety
4
Depression
3
Weakness
3
Stomach Pain
2
Cramping
2
Back Pain
2
Insomnia
2
Fla
Nausea
9
Depression
3
Bloating
3
Asthma
2
Osteoporosis
2
Dizziness
2
Tingling
2
Candida
2
Numbness
1
Neuropathy
1
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Allergy
Cip
Fla
8
0
Nausea
Cip
Fla
5
9
Tiredness
Cip
Fla
5
0
Anxiety
Cip
Fla
4
0
Depression
Cip
Fla
3
3
Weakness
Cip
Fla
3
0
Stomach Pain
Cip
Fla
2
0
Cramping
Cip
Fla
2
0
Back Pain
Cip
Fla
2
0
Insomnia
Cip
Fla
2
0
Nausea
Fla
Cip
9
5
Depression
Fla
Cip
3
3
Bloating
Fla
Cip
3
0
Asthma
Fla
Cip
2
0
Osteoporosis
Fla
Cip
2
0
Dizziness
Fla
Cip
2
0
Tingling
Fla
Cip
2
0
Candida
Fla
Cip
2
0
Numbness
Fla
Cip
1
0
Neuropathy
Fla
Cip
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Cipro during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Flagyl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption while on metronidazole can result in side effects such as facial flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, low blood pressure and headache (disulfiram-like reaction). Reports suggest that some patients experience giddiness and excitement and may abuse this combination.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 200 mg, 400 mg, 10 mg/mL
Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Suspension: 250 mg/5 mL, 500 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Capsule: 375 mg
Food Instructions
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Should be taken 2 hours before or 2 hours after any dairy products or else absorption may be decreased.
Avoid alcohol while taking this drug because it increases alcohol's effect and toxicity.
Ingredients
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Ciprofloxacin
Metronidazole
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cipro and Flagyl: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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