ABOUT THE DRUG:
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.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The various bacterial infections treated using Ciplox 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
Infections of the prostate gland
Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea
Additionally, some doctors prescribe Ciprofloxacin for certain serious ear infections, tuberculosis, and some of the infections common in people with AIDS.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
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.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
This drug is available in the Tablets form in the following strengths on our website:
Ciplox tablets (100 mg)
Ciplox tablets (250 mg)
Ciplox tablets (500 mg)
Ciplox tablets (750 mg)
DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
Have heart rhythm problems
Have kidney disease
Have seizures or epilepsy
under 8 years of age
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have blood pressure or kidney problems
Have liver problem
Have any serious heart complaint
Have trouble swallowing this drug
Have a history of brain injury
Have low levels of potassium in blood
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
Ciprofloxacin 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. The drug is taken two times a day, usually in the morning and evening with or without meals.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
The length of treatment with Ciprofloxacin depends upon the severity of infection. Generally, Ciprofloxacin 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
Symptoms of overdose are like:
Seek medical attention in case you find you have used more of this medicine or if you find any kind of discomfort after taking this medicine
If you miss a dose of Ciprofloxacin, take it as soon as you remember. Dont take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CIPLOX 250MG:
Feeling tired and sleepy
Involuntary eye movement
Sore throat or cough
Tremors or weakness
COMMON 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 Ciprofloxacin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. These drugs include:
Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
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
Ciplox 250 Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.
You may experience nausea as a side effect of this medicine. This is usually temporary and resolves on its own, but please consult your doctor if it bothers you or persists for a longer duration. Diarrhea may also occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Rarely, some people may have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, shortness of breath, or breathing problems. Special care should be taken in people with kidney problems while taking this medicine.
USES OF CIPLOX TABLET
- Treatment of Bacterial infections
BENEFITS OF CIPLOX TABLET
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CIPLOX TABLET
Common side effects of Ciplox
- Gastrointestinal disorder
- Joint pain
HOW TO USE CIPLOX TABLET
Avoid Ciplox 250 Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
HOW CIPLOX TABLET WORKS
Baby should be closely monitored for development of fever, loss of appetite and diarrhea. In case, any of the above happens please inform your doctor immediately.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.