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I AM A 63 YR OLD DIABETIC FEMALE WHO TAKES LISINOPRIL 10MG AND LANTUS 50 UNITS NIGHTLY. I WAS HAVING UTI SYPTOMS AND SINCE I WORK IN A PEDIATRICS OFFICE I DID A UA AND CULTURE. LAB SAID IT WAS ATYPICAL E-COLI AND MY DOCOTR STARTED ME ON MACROBID. THREE DAYS IN AND I WAS STILL HURTING SO A UA AND CULTURE WAS DONE AGAIN. FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS KLEBSEIELLA . MY DOCOTR CALLED IN CIPRO BECAUSE SHE WAS LEAVING TOWN. CULTURE SHOWS SENSITIVE TO SUPRAX BUT SINCE WE ARE A PEDIATRIC OFFICE WE DON'T TEST FOR CIPRO. THERE SEEMS TO BE ALOT OF WARNINGS FOR CIPRO INCLUDING TENDINITIS. I CURRENTLY HAVE A TORN MENISCUS SO I AM NOT SURE IF I SHOULD TAKE, ANYWAY, I AM ALLERGIC TO SULFUR SO AT THIS POINT SHOULD I TAKE SUORAX WHICH I KNOW IS SENSITIVE OR CIPRO. I HAVE GOTTEN MANY DIFFERENT OPINIONS SO I WANT SOMEONE OUTSIDES OPINION.

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I AM A 63 YR OLD DIABETIC FEMALE WHO TAKES LISINOPRIL 10MG AND LANTUS 50 UNITS NIGHTLY. I WAS HAVING UTI SYPTOMS AND SINCE I WORK IN A PEDIATRICS OFFICE I DID A UA AND CULTURE. LAB SAID IT WAS ATYPICAL E-COLI AND MY DOCOTR STARTED ME ON MACROBID. THREE DAYS IN AND I WAS STILL HURTING SO A UA AND CULTURE WAS DONE AGAIN. FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS KLEBSEIELLA . MY DOCOTR CALLED IN CIPRO BECAUSE SHE WAS LEAVING TOWN. CULTURE SHOWS SENSITIVE TO SUPRAX BUT SINCE WE ARE A PEDIATRIC OFFICE WE DON'T TEST FOR CIPRO. THERE SEEMS TO BE ALOT OF WARNINGS FOR CIPRO INCLUDING TENDINITIS. I CURRENTLY HAVE A TORN MENISCUS SO I AM NOT SURE IF I SHOULD TAKE, ANYWAY, I AM ALLERGIC TO SULFUR SO AT THIS POINT SHOULD I TAKE SUORAX WHICH I KNOW IS SENSITIVE OR CIPRO. I HAVE GOTTEN MANY DIFFERENT OPINIONS SO I WANT SOMEONE OUTSIDES OPINION.

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Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Hello my name is***** and I am a board-certified pediatrician. I see many adolescents and young adults in similar situations as yours. I would be happy to help you. May I proceed or would you prefer I opt out for another physician?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I WOULD LIKE A UROLOGIST
Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

Ok, I will opt out then. Have a nice day.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and I will do my best to help you today.

UTI is dealt by Internists not Urologists generally.

Would you like me to answer you in this regard?

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

I didn't receive any reply, therefore I am posting an answer for you.

Both Suprax and Ciprofloxacin and good; and either of them can be used for treatment of uncomplicated UTI's as initial therapy.

I believe that if the bug in your urine has shown sensitivity to Suprax, its will also be sensitive to Cipro as well.

Now vital question, which one you should take.

I think either of them can be used; however since you have a clear documented evidence regarding sensitivity of Suprax; it is logical to start taking it.

Though I believe that Cipro will also work, but I can not be 100% sure; but for Suprax I would recommend it with certainty and confidently based upon culture result.

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