Can I Take Turns Taking Antibiotics?
I just gave birth a caesarean last month, and treatment of wounds has been done, the treatment is given Ciprofloxacin supplements and antibiotics, and then my vagina is swollen and I checked with the doctor and the doctor and given the antibiotic drug Cefixime, so the antibiotic drug Cipro has not been taken anymore , and now that the Cefixime medicine has run out, can I continue taking the Cipro antibiotic medicine? Please help, thank you
Hello Lia, thank you for asking.
Ciprofloxacin and cefixime are both antibiotics, but different groups. Both are broad spectrum antibiotics, which means they can work on various types of bacteria, gram negative or gram positive. Indeed, at one particular time, a person only takes one type of antibiotic, unless there are medical indications that require that person to consume more than one type of antibiotic.
We do not know, for how long you should take ciprofloxacin and cefixime at the doctor's recommendation. Do you intend to continue taking ciprofloxacin as a treatment for vaginal infections or as a treatment for cesarean section? You should consult directly with your dermatologist or your obstetrician. If you intend to continue the treatment of vaginal infections, ask your dermatologist first, whether you can take ciprofloxacin instead of cefixime. Do not take antibiotics beyond the length of time recommended by your doctor. Long-term consumption of antibiotics can cause liver, kidney, and disruption of the balance of normal bacteria in the intestine so diarrhea is easy.
Thus my brief information, hopefully can be useful. Regards.