I Have Taken Ciprofluxacin(antibiotic) for more than a month

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Dear All,

I Have Taken Ciprofluxacin(antibiotic) for more than a month, because I was undergone an ASD-Artrial Septal Deffect (patch closure) Surgery in my Heart last June 26, and my surgeon said that i have to stop taking it after 7 days after surgery, so i stopped it for two months, but because I've read some news about heart surgery that after heart surgery the patient should take antibiotic for atleast 6 months, so fearing of having endocartis is i tried to retake it again started from September 11, up to october 5.

no my question is that is it ok to take this CIPROFLUXACIN(antibiotic) for 6 month? can this be effected the kidney? or can this distroy the kidney?

or shall i have to continue taking this? please help, I Beg for your encouraging reponse



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    Hi Bert

    I'm sorry to hear you've been going through so much.

    I would advise you to speak to your doctor about whether you can be prescribed an antibiotic from another class ie., not a Fluoroquinolone.

    Ciprofloxacin and all other Quinolones can cause many terrible, long lasting Adverse Reactions. These can be delayed and not manifest until months after stopping the Fluoroquinolones. 

    This class of antibiotic should only ever be used if all other antibiotics have been tried and failed.They are never supposed to be used as a first line defence unless it is a life or death situation. They are heavy duty antibiotics and in the US carry Black Box warnings. 

    I am not a doctor but have had much experience of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome and would say to stop the Cipro asap.

    Are you experiencing any Adverse Reactions?

    Please click on the link at the top of my post and you will find further links for more information.

    Plodding on

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