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Ciplox - 250mg

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Cipro


Contents



  • Why is this drug prescribed?



  • Most important fact about this drug.



  • How should you take this medication?



  • What side effects may occur?



  • Why should this drug not be prescribed?



  • Special warnings about this medication.



  • Possible food and drug interactions while taking this medication.



  • Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.



  • Recommended dosage.



  • Overdosage.



Why is this drug prescribed?
Cipro is used to treat infections of the lower respiratory tract, the abdomen, the skin, the bones and joints, and the urinary tract, including cystitis (bladder inflammation) in women. It is also prescribed for severe sinus or bronchial infections, infectious diarrhea, typhoid fever, infections of the prostate gland, and some sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea. Additionally, some doctors prescribe Cipro for certain serious ear infections, tuberculosis, and some of the infections common in people with AIDS.

How should you take this medication?
Cipro may be taken with or without meals but is best tolerated when taken 2 hours after a meal.

Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine.

Cipro, like other antibiotics, works best when there is a constant amount in the blood and urine. To help keep the level constant, try not to miss any doses, and take them at evenly spaced intervals around the clock.

If you are taking the suspension, be sure to shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds before each dose. Swallow without chewing the microcapsules in the suspension. Do not use Cipro HC Otic suspension in your eyes, and avoid contaminating the dropper by letting it touch your ears, fingers, or other surfaces.

Throw away any suspension that remains after treatment is finished.

If you miss a dose...

Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.

Storage instructions...

Cipro tablets should be stored at room temperature. Cipro suspension may be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. The suspension is good for 14 days. Protect Cipro HC Otic suspension from light and avoid freezing.

What side effects may occur?
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Cipro.

Most common side effect:

Nausea

Less common side effects may include:

Abdominal pain/discomfort, diarrhea, headache, rash, restlessness, vomiting

Rare side effects may include:

Abnormal dread or fear, achiness, bleeding in the stomach and/or intestines, blood clots in the lungs, blurred vision, change in color perception, chills, confusion, constipation, convulsions, coughing up blood, decreased vision, depression, difficulty in swallowing, dizziness, double vision, drowsiness, eye pain, fainting, fever, flushing, gas, gout flare up, hallucinations, hearing loss, heart attack, hiccups, high blood pressure, hives, inability to fall or stay asleep, inability to urinate, indigestion, intestinal inflammation, involuntary eye movement, irregular heartbeat, irritability, itching, joint or back pain, joint stiffness.

Why should this drug not be prescribed?
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Cipro or certain other antibiotics of this type such as Floxin, Noroxin and Trovan, you should not take this medication. Make sure that your doctor is aware of any drug reactions that you have experienced.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication.
Serious and fatal reactions have occurred when Cipro was taken in combination with theophylline (Theo-Dur). These reactions have included cardiac arrest, seizures, status epilepticus (continuous attacks of epilepsy with no periods of consciousness), and respiratory failure.

Milk, yogurt, products containing iron, multi-vitamins containing zinc, or antacids containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium, when taken in combination with Cipro, may interfere with absorption of this medication.

Cipro may increase the effects of caffeine.

If Cipro is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. These drugs include:



  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)



  • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)



  • Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase, Micronase)



  • Metoprolol (Lopressor)



  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)



  • Probenecid (Benemid)



  • Sucralfate (Carafate)



  • Theophylline (Theo-Dur)



  • Warfarin (Coumadin)



Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The effects of Cipro during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately. Cipro does appear in breast milk when it's taken internally, and could affect a nursing infant. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding your baby until your treatment is finished.


Recommended dosage.

ADULTS

The length of treatment with Cipro depends upon the severity of infection. Generally, Cipro should be continued for at least 2 days after the signs and symptoms of infection have disappeared. The usual length of time is 7 to 14 days; however, for severe and complicated infections, treatment may be prolonged.

Cystitis in women is treated for 3 days.

Bone and joint infections may require treatment for 4 to 6 weeks or longer.

Infectious diarrhea may be treated for 5 to 7 days.

Typhoid fever should be treated for 10 days.

Chronic prostate inflammation should be treated for 28 days.

If you are using the oral suspension, 1 teaspoonful of 5% suspension equals 250 milligrams and 1 teaspoonful of 10% suspension equals 500 milligrams.

If you have kidney problems, your doctor will decrease your dose of Cipro accordingly.

Urinary Tract Infections

The usual adult dosage is 250 milligrams taken every 12 hours. Complicated infections, as determined by your doctor, may require 500 milligrams taken every 12 hours.

For cystitis in women, the usual dosage is 100 milligrams every 12 hours.

Lower Respiratory Tract, Skin, Bone, and Joint Infections

The usual recommended dosage is 500 milligrams taken every 12 hours. Complicated infections, as determined by your doctor, may require a dosage of 750 milligrams taken every 12 hours.

Infectious Diarrhea; Typhoid Fever; Sinus, Prostate, and Abdominal Infections

The recommended dosage is 500 milligrams taken every 12 hours.

Gonorrhea in the Urethra or Cervix

For these sexually transmitted diseases, a single 250-milligram dose is the usual treatment.

Ear Infection

Instill 3 drops of suspension into the ear twice a day for 7 days.

CHILDREN

Safety and effectiveness of Cipro oral tablets and suspension have not been established in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

The dosage of Cipro HC Otic suspension for children aged 1 and up is the same as for adults.


Overdosage.


Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.


 

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Ciplox 250 mg

Ciprofloxacin is the drug that is used to treat the infections caused by bacteria in the body. This drug belongs to a group of antibiotic  drugs called fluoroquinolones.

The various bacterial infections treated using this drug are:

  • Infections of the lower respiratory tract
  • The abdomen, the skin, the bones and joint infections
  • Urinary tract infections, including cystitis (bladder inflammation) in women
  • Severe sinus or bronchial infections
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Typhoid fever
  • Infections of the prostate gland
  • Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea

Additionally, some doctors prescribe Cipro for certain serious ear infections, tuberculosis, and some of the infections common in people with AIDS.

Understanding the drug:

How it works?

The antibiotic ciprofloxacin works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection. It is effective against both the gram positive and gram negative bacterial cells. The drug hampers the cell replication process of bacteria, by inhibiting the function of DNA gyrase or type II topoisomerase enzymes that separates the bacterial DNA and prepares it for  the replication process.

Who should avoid it?

You should not take this drug if you:

  • Have  an allergy to this drug
  • Have heart rhythm problems
  • Have trouble swallowing this drug
  • Have liver problems
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have seizures or epilepsy
  • Have a history of brain injury
  • Have low levels of potassium in blood
  • Are breastfeeding as this drug may pass into the blood and may harm the baby
  • Are pregnant

What are the strengths available?

The drug Ciprofloxacin antibiotic is available on our website in the following strengths and brand names:

Ciplox 100 mg

Ciplox 250 mg

Ciplox 500 mg

Ciplox 750 mg

Cifran-OD 1000 mg

Who is the manufacturer?

Ciplox and Cifran are the products of two well known Indian pharmaceutical companies Cipla  and Ranbaxy respectively. These two drugs are available in different pack sizes of tablets our website.

How much to take?

The drug is taken with a  gap of 12 hours in between hence the drug should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor only. Do not take this drug less or more than the prescribed dose.

How to take it?

Cipro may be taken with or without meals but is best tolerated when taken 2 hours after a meal. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent crystals from forming in your urine.

When to take?

The drug is taken two times a day, usually in the morning and evening with or without meals.

For how long should it be taken?

The length of treatment with Cipro depends upon the severity of infection. Generally, Cipro should be continued for at least 2 days after the signs and symptoms of infection have disappeared. The usual length of time is 7 to 14 days; however, for severe and complicated infections, treatment may be prolonged. The following is the detail of the treatment:

  • Bone and joint infections: treatment for 4 to 6 weeks or longer
  • Infectious diarrhea: may be treated for 5 to 7 days
  • Typhoid fever: is treated for 10 days
  • Chronic prostate inflammation should be treated for 28 days
  • Cystitis in women: takes 3 days of treatment

What if you take too much (overdose)?

Symptoms of overdose are like:

  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness

Seek medical attention in case you find you have used more of this medicine or if you find  the kind of discomfort after taking this medicine.

What if you miss the dose?   

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. But if it is almost the time of your taking the next dose, then skip the missed dose and never take up extra medicine to make up for the missed one.

What are the side effects?

Along with the benefits, most of the medicines have their unwanted side effects. It is not necessary that everyone will experience them. Some of the side effects may ward off automatically as your body becomes used to it or adjust itself accordingly.       

Certain side effects include:

  • Feeling tired and sleepy
  • Feeling sick
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Involuntary eye movement
  • Irregular Nausea
  • Sore throat or cough
  • Constipation
  • Hyperactivity
  • Tremors or weakness

Are there any possible drug interactions?

Drugs may interact with each other to produce certain unwanted effects like changing the way they work or increase the chances of side effects. Make a list of all the products you use and share it with your doctor.

If Cipro is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. These drugs include:

  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)
  • Glyburide Metoprolol
  • Phenytoin
  • Probenecid
  • Sucralfate
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin

What are the things to be taken care of?

  • Avoid alcohol, sedatives and tranquilizers as they may increase drowsiness.
  • Do not drive or work use tools or machines, i.e. don’t do that work which will require mental alertness as this medicine may cause drowsiness in some people.
  • Do not give this medicine to anyone else.
  • Dispose of all out-of- date or expired medicines.

 

Additional Information

SKU 244
US Brand Name Cipro
Strength 250mg
Generic Name Ciprofloxacin
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s
Manufacturer Cipla, India
Shipped From India

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