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When should you not take ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease?

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Do not take ciprofloxacin within a couple of hours of taking:

This combination can make the antibiotic less effective.

  • Antacids
  • Vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium, iron, or zinc

From: Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease Medication Options" and "Antibiotics."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's disease?"

MedlinePlus: "Ampicillin" and "Rifaximin."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease Medication Options" and "Antibiotics."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's disease?"

MedlinePlus: "Ampicillin" and "Rifaximin."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 21, 2018

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