Cipro is an antibiotic approved for the treatment of various bacterial infections. It comes in several forms, including tablets, an oral liquid suspension, and an intravenous (IV) solution. This medicine is typically taken twice a day, with about 12 hours between doses. This medicine is available through prescription only. Cipro has the active ingredient of ciprofloxacin which is a prescribed antibiotic medication used to treat a variety of infections. Cipro is made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is distributed by Schering Plough Corporation.

How to Use Cipro Tablets

  • Cipro comes as a tablet, an oral liquid suspension, and an intravenous (IV) solution. It is usually taken twice a day, with about 12 hours between doses.
  • This medication can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Cipro is usually taken in the morning and evening. Take your doses at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your bloodstream.
  • Swallow Cipro tablets whole. Do not crush, cut, or chew them. Also, do not chew the tiny capsules in the liquid suspension.
  • Before taking the liquid suspension, shake the bottle well for about 15 seconds to make sure the medicine is mixed up. Do this before each dose.
  • You should not take this medication with dairy products alone (such as milk or yogurt) or with calcium-fortified juices (such as orange juice). However, you can take Cipro with meals that contain these food items.
  • Make sure you stay well hydrated while you take Cipro, by drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Finish the entire course of this medicine, even if you start to feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may cause your infection to return, or lead to antibiotic resistance.

Cautions before Use Cipro Tablets

  • Cipro and can cause tendon damage, including ruptured tendons. People who are over the age of 60, who have had liver, lung, or heart transplants, or who take corticosteroid drugs are at an increased risk for tendon problems.
  • Cipro can cause severe allergic reactions. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction, such as a rash or hives, itching, swelling of the lips or throat, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
  • Central nervous system problems and neurological side effects have been reported with Cipro use, even after just one dose.

Cipro Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may occur due to the usage of Cipro ae as follows:

  • Stomach problems in general
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Stuffy nose
  • Stomach upset
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Asthma
  • A rash

Cipro Tablets Reactions and Overdose

Some of the products that can react with Cipro include caffeine, corticosteroids, and certain antacids and vitamins. Some of the drug interactions with Cipro can lead to problems, such as decreased effectiveness of the medications or an increased risk for side effects. To reduce your risk of these and other complications, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are taking.

Some possible overdose effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, and disorientation. Treatment options will also vary from person to person.


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