WHAT IS THIS MEDICATION FOR?
Ciplox 500mg is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic medication, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract, skin, bones and joint infections. It is also used to treat gastrointestinal infections.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Ciprofloxacin works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
HOW TO USE?
Adult- Oral- The recommended dose range is 250 to 750mgday in divided doses. It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. It also comes as eyeear drops to instill over the affected eyes.
Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Diarrhea. Tendons may rarely get irritated and tear. Unsafe allergic effects may rarely happen.
WHAT TO DO IF I MISS A DOSE?
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug.
Do not take Ciprofloxacin if you have a history of allergic reactions (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes to similar antibiotics such as levofloxacin, lomefloxacin, moxifloxacin, nalidixic acid, norfloxacin or ofloxacin. Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take Ciprofloxacin if you are pregnant. Do not give Ciprofloxacin to children or teenagers unless instructed by the doctor.
WHEN DO I NEED TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP?
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Diarrhea, even after drug is stopped. Pain in back of the ankle. Joint pain or swelling. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet. Seizures. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
CAN I TAKE IT WITH OTHER MEDICINES?
Do not take Ciprofloxacin at the same time as antacids or supplements that contain aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium or zinc. These reduce the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin. If you must take antacids or multivitamins containing aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium or zinc, take Ciprofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after such products. Alert your doctor if you are taking: - warfarin , any diabetes medicine, theophylline, amiodarone, sotalol, psychiatric medicines, phenytoin, sucralfate, cisapride, other medicines such as didanosine, methotrexate, ciclosporin, ropinirole, tizanidine.
Do not take Ciprofloxacin with dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt or ice-cream. Dairy products reduce the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin when taken at the same time. Take Ciprofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after you have taken any dairy products. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and certain soft drinks. Avoid alcohol.
HOW TO STORE:
Store ciprofloxacin in the container it came in at room temperature. Keep it out of the reach of children.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Quinolones, Eye Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics, Ear Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics.