Yes Kim, I was on Cipro a few times for infections but my GI doctor always had me take Flagyl along with it. Apparently, the Flagyl keeps the "good" bacteria from getting destroyed. At least that is how my doctor explained it to me. I was never on Cipro for longer than a day stretch.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.