Strep throat antibiotics?? - page 2

Is cipro used that often to treat strep throat? Maybe this should be in a different thread.. but I think my hubby and I have it...My daughter just finished her atb...just asking...thanks... Read More

  1. by   oramar
    I read a report somewhere that about one in five people who took Cipro for anthrax could not tolerate it. It makes a very large portion of the people who take it very, very sick.
  2. by   CraftyLPN
    Went to doc and hedid perscribe cipro...he said I also had several other infections that are present... but I took one.. and like you, colleen,I am sick to my stomach.....
  3. by   er_nurse_tracey
    When my now 8 y/o son had strep a few yrs ago, Dr first had him on Amoxicillin but changed him to roxithromycin (Amox. was giving him nasty stomach pains). Roxithromycin helped.
    Hope you are feeling better soon

    Tracey
  4. by   Otessa
    Keflex(cephalosporin) is also used for strep if there is a PCN allergy.

    otessa
  5. by   mamamerlee
    We are not supposed to give medical advice here. Please see your PCP. Ask for the cheapest possible effective med, and possibly samples.
    Last edit by mamamerlee on Jan 4, '10 : Reason: left out a word
  6. by   April, RN
    Quote from mamamerlee
    We are not supposed to give medical advice here. Please see your PCP. Ask for the cheapest possible effective med, and possibly samples.
    She stated a few posts back that she is under the care of her doctor and is taking the Cipro as he prescribed.
  7. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from Otessa
    Keflex(cephalosporin) is also used for strep if there is a PCN allergy.

    otessa
    That seems kind of interesting considering that a portion of those allergic to penacillin are also allergic to cephalosporins due to cross-reactivity.
  8. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from multicollinearity
    That seems kind of interesting considering that a portion of those allergic to penacillin are also allergic to cephalosporins due to cross-reactivity.

    Or maybe not. It looks like what I learned about this in my pharmacology class may be wrong.
  9. by   agldragonRN
    Quote from otessa
    keflex(cephalosporin) is also used for strep if there is a pcn allergy.

    otessa
    i hope after 7 long years when the op first posted, she does not have the strep throat any more. :d
  10. by   vanderth
    I recently had strep throat and was prescribed Keflex. The only bad thing is that it really upset my stomach even when I ate with it. Hope this helps
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Yep - 7 years is a long time to have strep throat - lol.


    This is why we don't give medical advice.

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