First the BAD NEWS:
Is CIPRO good for your body? Not really. It kills bacteria ALL bacteria in your stomach--even the good bacteria. That means you will be more susceptible to getting sick again shortly after you take it.
Within an hour of being in gut-wrenching pain on a bathroom floor or of spending hours with your backside glued to the toilet bowl--you will find glorious relief. When you are traveling as a FAO you can rarely afford to have a sick day--meetings with host nation counterparts can't always just be rescheduled. CIPRO allows you to make it work.
I heartily endorse the holy trinity when traveling: CIPRO-IMMODIUM-PEPTO. The perfect combination--don't leave home without it.
Past FAO Pro Tips:
FAO Pro Tip #1: Ode to Vaporub
FAO Pro Tip #2: You Are Only a Handshake Away
FAO Pro Tip #3: There's a Reason NASA packs duct tape