Cipro And Omeprazole

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Hi,

I know you all are not Dr's/pharmacists but would anyone know about this.

4 days ago I took a Cipro 500mg . It made me a be shaky and i noticed my legs wobbly. My heart started to speed up a little. I then looked at the web and noticed all the horror stories- i was prescribed them for 10 days for Bronchitis/ sinnusitis. I didn't take anymore and have not been prescribed a replacement. At the momemt i have no more Adverse reactions , but i a bit shocked i was prescribed them at all- to be fair i did ask for some strong antibiotics - but not ones like that!

Question is now i need to take omeprazole once a day because of the acid causing my bronchill to inflame even more. I'm a bit worried to take anything now that might react- any thoughts?

thanks so much in advance

rachael

 

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    Cipro does get a bad press here.  The real answer is that you need to discuss this with your doctor. There is a "yellow card" system in UK to report side effects.

    Your doctor prescribed the drug for you because s/he though that was the best treatment. Presumably.  There are probably alternatives that are better for you and - probably - more expensive!

    I have found to my cost that if I have a UTI the most effective drug [Trimethiprin] gives me instant thrush, balinitis and amazing athletes foot.  The doctor has called this "Stevens-Johnson" syndrome and my computer record is marked at the surgery. In hospital I have a red armlet!  And all for that!

    There is one thing that I am not clear on and that is "did you finish the course?". If you did not then there is a possibilty that the infection may not have been controlled.  This is how antibiotic resistance may get a hold.

    You really do need to get back to the doctor for advice and - if needed - an alternative antibiotic.

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      No [though I may have unknowing in the past] - my problems were with Trimethiprin. This cured my urinary tract infection but gave me the most appalling side effects - balinitis, athletes foot all over body, oral and genital thrush - almost instantly
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    "though" = "thought".  On re-reading I see that you did not continue with the Cipro.

    I am "amazed" that you told the doctor that you wanted some "strong antibiotics" - presumably you are not in UK?

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