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    hi-my primary prescribed me a antibiotic called ciprofloxacn 250 mg which is a very low dose 2x a day for 10 days for a sinus infection in my ears nose throat coughing chest congestion-I am hyper hyper sensitive to all meds always have been cant even handle a tylenol-so I took one I feel a little wierd they say this one filters through kidneys but should be fine for me given its a low dose -I called neph they said it was ok to take but I just dont trust them I dont think they care at all so I was just wondering if any of you have ever taken it before- I have about55% function if that makes a diff? thanks for any input!!
    ckd,stage3,due to birth defect/refulx,controlled b/p

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    JenJen

    I would go ahead and take the cipro and keep drinking plenty of fluid. It better the antibotic then having the sinus infection turn into and even worse URI and possibly bronchritis or pnemonia. If your nephro told you it okay and you trust him. Good luck whatever you decide and I hope you get over your cold soon.

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    • #3
      Re: question about antibiotic

      Hi Jen,
      Cipro is approved by my neph too. The dose you're taking is low enough. They often prescribe 500mg.

      Like Bonnie mentioned, drink lots and lots of fluid while you're taking it.
      The fluids will help your kidney get rid of cipro out of your system quickly.
      I also agree, that taking it has more benefits than having the infection around.
      Infections can harm the kidneys.
      If you have labs during the time or shortly after you finish your Cipro, don't be alarmed if GFR is slightly higher.
      Most infections makes the kidneys work harder and so do antibiotics.
      Once done with cipro, keep on with the fluids and your GFR will come back to YOUR normal.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jenjen76 View Post
        hi-my primary prescribed me a antibiotic called ciprofloxacn 250 mg which is a very low dose 2x a day for 10 days for a sinus infection in my ears nose throat coughing chest congestion-I am hyper hyper sensitive to all meds always have been cant even handle a tylenol-so I took one I feel a little wierd they say this one filters through kidneys but should be fine for me given its a low dose -I called neph they said it was ok to take but I just dont trust them I dont think they care at all so I was just wondering if any of you have ever taken it before- I have about55% function if that makes a diff? thanks for any input!!
        JenJen.... Ciprofloxacn is a very common antibiotic.. 250 is definitely a low dose.. When on dialysis with 0 kidney function they give 500mg twice a day.. I have even received as much as 1000mg twice a day, but this was too much... I experinced some effects from it while taking it so they had to lower the dose... If you are worrked, you should speak with the nephrologist or even pharmacist as they tend to know more about medications than many of the docs... Just pay close attention while one it..
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        • #5
          Ciprofloxacn is an antibiotic medicine but as you are hypersensitive you may lead some complication .You can ask from Nephrologist they may give you survival prescription better or if you ask more sinus cure it would be better to go for another medicine as my mom is also suffering from the same.

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          • #6
            Now a days there are thousands type of the antibiotic,therefore it is better and depends upon the doctors to give the better antibiotic to the patients as per their disease to cover it very soon,therefore here is necessary to secure the life by taking the treatment from the specialist doctors.
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            Last edited by Jolia569; 01-26-2013, 10:55 AM.

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            • #7
              I've taken Ciprofloxan a number of times since I'm allergic to pennacillan and it's the drug they use instead. I have no kidney fuction and It has cleared from my system fine. You may feel funny at first and sometimes I notice some foods taste off when I'm on it but that's normal. I have a sensitive stomache too and it only gives me slight ndigestion but I eat crackers with it to help that. Just be sure to take all of it for your infection because if you stop it before the whole series, the infection can come back worse and then it won't get rid of it and you have to take something stronger, learned that the hard way.

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