Strep throat antibiotics??

  1. 0 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
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  4. Visit  oramar profile page
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    seems like an expensive way to treat strep but it will get it, funny doctors don't seem to start with the narrow spectrum stuff first anymore, just hit it with the big expensive guns
  5. Visit  CraftyLPN profile page
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    I was wondering..We don't have med insurance.. and that rx is expensive!!!
  6. Visit  EmeraldNYL profile page
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    Cipro? Why such a big powerful antibiotic for a little strep infection? Amoxicillin will work just fine, and it's cheap!
  7. Visit  MishlB profile page
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    I agree with Emerald...did they give you Cipro or are you just asking?
  8. Visit  CraftyLPN profile page
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    Just asking ...hubby and daughter are both allergic to amoxicillin ....
  9. Visit  Katnip profile page
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    My son is allergic to amoxicillin. For the life of me, I can't remember what they gave him the last time he had strep--it was a long time ago. But it sure wasn't Cipro.
  10. Visit  EmeraldNYL profile page
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    Zithromax maybe? That seems to be a trendy antibiotic lately...
  11. Visit  WashYaHands profile page
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    Erythromycin is usually used for strep throat when there's a Penicillin allergy. I've never seen cipro used for strep throat, as it's a quinolone.
  12. Visit  rachel h profile page
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    I'm allergic to amoxicillin and have used erythromycin many times for strep throat...
  13. Visit  nowplayingEDRN profile page
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    Originally posted by EmeraldNYL
    Cipro? Why such a big powerful antibiotic for a little strep infection? Amoxicillin will work just fine, and it's cheap!
    I agree, Cipro is a very expensive way to treat strep throat. If there is a family allergy to penicillins, they also use Erythromycin to treat strep as well. Good luck and feel better.

    Christie
  14. Visit  nowplayingEDRN profile page
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    Originally posted by rachel h
    I'm allergic to amoxicillin and have used erythromycin many times for strep throat...
    OOPSSsssssss! I was beat to the punch line.....lol :chuckle
  15. Visit  colleen10 profile page
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    Cipro sounds odd to use for strep throat. I had to use it once last spring when I stepped on a rusty nail and had to get a Tetnus shot and be put in Cipro in case of infection.

    Let me tell you. I will never again use Cipro for anything. It made me so sick. About 10-15 minutes after I would take it my heart would race and I would get light headed and dizzy and sweaty. I quit using it about 3 days into a 10 day supply. I'd rather take me chances with an infection.

    My uncle is a chemical engineer for Bayer, the makers of Cipro. He said that it was originally designed to be administered to animals and they didn't change a whole lot about the drug when they started making it for humans. He said he'd never take it.


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