Cipro vs Metronidazole for Abscess

Cipro
(Rx)
Metronidazole
(Rx)
Cipro is an antibiotic.
Metronidazole is an anti infectious agent.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Abscess
2.7
Concern level
2.3
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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October 22, 1987
October 30, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
76,147 Discussions
24,918 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 Rosacea
#5 for Trich
#6 for Acne
#9 for Abscess
#10 for Lyme
#11 for Colitis
Metronidazole is prescribed for Infection, Rosacea and Bacterial Vaginosis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cip
Allergy
9
Nausea
6
Tiredness
6
Anxiety
4
Depression
3
Weakness
3
Stomach Pain
3
Cramping
3
Back Pain
2
Insomnia
2
Met
Nausea
7
Dizziness
3
Depression
2
Candida
2
Metallic Taste
2
Tingling
2
Spotting
1
Numbness
1
Diabetes
1
Loss of Appetite
1
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Allergy
Cip
Met
9
0
Nausea
Cip
Met
6
7
Tiredness
Cip
Met
6
0
Anxiety
Cip
Met
4
0
Depression
Cip
Met
3
2
Weakness
Cip
Met
3
0
Stomach Pain
Cip
Met
3
0
Cramping
Cip
Met
3
0
Back Pain
Cip
Met
2
0
Insomnia
Cip
Met
2
0
Nausea
Met
Cip
7
6
Dizziness
Met
Cip
3
0
Depression
Met
Cip
2
3
Candida
Met
Cip
2
0
Metallic Taste
Met
Cip
2
0
Tingling
Met
Cip
2
0
Spotting
Met
Cip
1
0
Numbness
Met
Cip
1
0
Diabetes
Met
Cip
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Met
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.
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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
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
No methods of use & dosage information found
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 Benzoate, Metronidazole/Sodium Chloride, Metronidazole
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cipro and Metronidazole: 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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