|US Brand Name||Cipro|
Ciplox is used for treating bacterial infections in the body. The infections for which this medicine is prescribed include malignant external otitis, inhalation anthrax and pelvic inflammatory disease.
How it works?
Ciplox acts as an antibacterial agent by fighting and killing bacteria in the body. This antibiotic works on some specific strains of bacteria. This medicine also works to treat fever caused by bacteria in neutropenic patients.
Important information about Medicine
Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride belongs to the family of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. This antibiotic treats infection of testicles, genital organ infection in women, soft tissue infections, recurring ear infections, sinusitis and bone and joint infections.
Your doctor will decide on the dosage and length of the course. Usually the course lasts from 7 to 21 days.
Ciplox is available in four strengths 100mg, 250mg, 500mg and 750mg.
What if you miss a dose?
Try not to miss any dose of this antibiotic. In case, you forget to take the dose, take it as soon as you remember. Make sure that the time to take the next dose is not near, if yes, then skip on the missed one and go with the scheduled one.
What if you overdose?
Do not take multiple doses at a time. Always take the dosage as prescribed by the doctor. In case, you overdose visit your nearby medical emergency center immediately or consult your doctor for advice.
Things to be taken care of
Do not take this medicine if allergic or sensitive to Ciprofloxacin or if you are taking tizanidine. If suffering from a heart problem or if you have a family history of QT interval or if suffering from epilepsy do not take this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver related problem of is suffering from myasthenia gravis. If you are pregnant or lactating or if trying to become pregnant, inform your doctor about this before you start taking this medicine. Stop taking the medicine, in case an allergic reaction occurs and notify your doctor about this immediately.
Probable side effects with the intake of Ciprofloxacin are:
§ Ruptured tendon
§ Swelling of face, lips and tongue
§ Seizures and fits
§ Dark urine
§ Yellowing of skin
§ Skin rashes and even blisters
§ Joint pains
Interaction with other drugs
Inform your doctor if taking anti-arrhythmics, anti-depressants and antipsychotics as the constituents present in these might interfere with Ciprofloxacin. Taking Ciprofloxacin with tizanidine could lead to insomnia and lower blood pressure levels, thus this combination is not recommended. Do not take Ciprofloxacin with Vitamin K antagonists, ciclosporin, metoclopramide, methotrexate and theophylline as this could lead to interactions. Do not take antacids as this could reduce the effect of Ciprofloxacin.