Is there a over the counter antibiotic thats the equivalent to Cipro?

Not Medical Advice:

There are no legal antibiotics sold OTC in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and most European countries; a prescription is always required to legally purchase them. There's a medically sound reason for this:

Bacteria (the only thing for which antibiotics are effective; viruses are not killed by antibiotics) can grew immune to antibiotics over time, and through overuse. Additionally, certain antibiotics are needed to treat certain bacterial illnesses, so blindly taking a random medication may not only fail to help, it can provide a golden opportunity for other bacteria to increase their resistance.

Natural health expert Dr. Oz recommends the following herbal antibiotic alternatives: Goldenseal (Hydrastis), Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium), Andrographis paniculata, and Manuka honey.

Always consult a doctor to see if an antibiotic is required for any illness, they can determine which, if any, are the proper medications to take.

Updated on Wednesday, May 30 2012 at 09:53PM EDT
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