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recently been diagnosed with a mild bladder infection..Cipro

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I have recently been diagnosed with a mild bladder infection. My doctor prescribed Cipro, but I was reading online about this medicine it sounded like there are a lot of side effects. Is there anything else I can take, or is Cipro the best option? I am allergic to Omnicef.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 7 years ago.

There are many different options for treatment of a bladder infection.
Cipro is a good antibiotic and rarely has side effects (especially in the younger population).
But if you are concerned, another option that is very well tolerated (but has to be taken for a full week) is Macrobid 100 mg twice daily.
Bactrim DS is also used but has a higher risk of side effects than the Cipro, so not a good idea for you.

If you really don't want the Cipro, I would try the Macrobid.

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