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Has anyone been on 14 day course of ciprofloxacin for asthma / bronchiectasis 500mg? also is it ok to start course 1 week after finishing 14 day course of amoxillan which has not helped my cough &still breathless?all reviews greatly appreciated.Thank you.

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poemsgalore1

I was supposed to have it as part of my Pseudomonas clearance. Came off it after 2 days, I got Tendonitis in my Achilles tendon. :-o

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primrose123

Thank you poemsgalore1 just 2nd day on them & feel quite nauseous think I will have to stop them

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Kpacific

I have Bronchiectasis with pseudomonas. When I have an exacerbation, after sputum sample, I've been put on 750mg Levaquin for 21 days. (Levaquin and Cipro are in the same family of antibiotics.) It always does the trick for me. These drugs do have side effects, so be aware.

You may want to consider taking probiotics, so that the antibiotics don't kill off all of your good gut bacteria. I take them, when I'm on antibiotics. You have to wait 2 or 3 hours to take them before or after your medication.

Hope you feel better soon.

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primrose123

Thank you Kpacific I am just on 2nd day of Ciprofloxacin & feel quite unwell(nauseous + still breathless)I took your sound advice &got some probiotics today so hopefully that will help,I am trying to give them a chance but finding it very difficult..

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Primrose123, I have been on Cipro with minimal side effects and also Levofloxacin 750 for 10 days. Both helped and I am very lucky to not have suffered side effects. I won’t even ready the labels regarding side effects anymore or I would never take them! We all respond differently.Best of luck to you!

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primrose123
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Thank you Lilibette,I jad to stop taking the cipro as my coughing & breathing were getting progressively worse,I am now on clarithromvcin which hopefully will work better,

You are 100% correct Lillebette when you say that you dont read the labels as it can be extremely offputing,delighted that you are much better now, I wish you good health & much happiness for the future Lillebette?.God bless..

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Guy_Incognito

Hello, I've just joined the site so am very late to this conversation. My standard antibiotic for when I have a chest infection is ciprofloxacin and it always does the job for me. I make sure I take it for 2 weeks, as per my specialist's guidance. My GP has helpfully put it on my repeat prescription. Good luck!

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primrose123

Hello Guy Incognito,thank you for your kind reply,I have tried ciprofloxacin & unfortunately I had to stop them due to major side effects,I was then prescribed 7 days 250 mg clarithromvcin,which did not help much either I see my GP next week so hopefully I will be prescribed something that does agree with me,I seem to be allergic to many medications...Glad all well with you Guy Incognito,& I wish you continued good health &much happiness for the future...God bless.x

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Guy_Incognito

Sorry to hear that Primrose. It's frustrating when things don't work but I hope your GP is able to help

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primrose123

Thank you Guy Incognito,will let you know how I get on next week...x

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primrose123

Hello Guy Incognito,just to let you know that I have been to see GP today & he thinks I am better going back on Amoxicillin500 mg + prednisolne on event of a flair up as I do seem to be allergic to many antibiotics,Iam also on symbicort 400 4 puffs daily for my asthma,

I have started doing breathing exercises morning &evening which I find extremely helpful,my friend advised me to watch the video of breathing techniques on you tube &Ihave to say Guy Incognito ,it seems to work wonders,it is certainly worth a try.I too have asthma/bronchiectasis. Take care &God bless,Guy Incognito..x

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Guy_Incognito

Hi, I'm glad to hear the breathing techniques have worked :) I'll have a look on Youtube as well.

I've been on that combination your GP gave you and it worked for me but obviously everyone is different. I really hate being on prednisolone as I find it difficult to sleep when on it. It makes me feel great but I'm always exhausted. We all respond differently but I hope it's all working for you finally!

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