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Generic Cipro is a medication prescribed by doctors to treat a wide range of bacterial infections, but it’s not effective against infections caused by viruses. This medicine belongs to a group of meds called quinolone antibiotics, and it works by stopping and preventing the growth of bacteria.
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Also known as ciproflaxin, cipro is an antibiotic in the class called fluoroquinolones. The drug has the ability to fight all the unwanted bacterium therefore is used to treat bacterial infections. This is the drug that is used to treat anthrax, gonorrhea and syphilis among others.
Those who are taking tizanidine, have muscle disorder and myasthenia gravis should not take this drug. Tell your doctor in advance of any conditions you have or any drug you are taking.
The drug has been known to cause swelling and tearing of the tendons mostly for the aged people. Watch out for adverse negative side effects while taking the drug and alert your doctor about it. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Cipro is available in form of tablets or oral suspension. They are taken to treat microbial like bacteria and are taken orally. The drug is a monohydrochloride monohydrate salt chemically written as 1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1, 4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid. It is light yellow in color and has a molecular mass of 385.8. Its chemical formula is C17H18FN3O3•HCl•H2O.
The drug has a film coating and is available in 250 and 500 mg quantities. It has several inactive ingredients like cornstarch, polyethylene glycol, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, hypromellose, crospovidone and magnesium stearate.
On the other hand, the oral suspension is usually available in 5 g or 10 g in 100ml of water. It is white in color and has a strawberry flavor with yellow droplets. The suspension is a mixture of diluents and cipro microcapsules and they are mixed before being handed over to the patient. DOSAGE
Cipro is taken after every 12 hours as prescribed by the doctor. Never take a smaller or larger dosage. Swallow the drug with a whole glass of water and make sure you drink a lot more during the days you are on the drug. Food is not a must, but you should make a point of taking it the same time each day.
Avoid dairy products while taking the drug or anything that contains calcium, it makes the drug to be less effective. Shake the oral suspension for about 15 seconds before taking. Use the special measuring spoon. Do not chew the beads in the suspension, swallow them whole. SIDE EFFECTS
There are the very serious side effects that you should seek immediate medical help for. These are: hives; swelling face, throat, lips and tongue and difficulty in breathing. These are a bit rare but all the same possible, therefore you should alert the doctor as soon as they start. Also if you experience severe dizziness, sudden pain, bloody diarrhea or hallucinations, consult the doctor immediately too.
There are the less serious ones that you need not alert the doctor about not unless they persist for long. They are quite common too. They are: stomach discomfort, mild headache, vaginal discharges or mild dizziness. PRECAUTIONS
There are some people who are allergic to cipro, therefore tell your doctor on time. Also if you are allergic to quinolone antibiotics like ofloxacin, morfloxacin or levoflaxacin among others in the same category, tell your doctor about it. The drug has some inactive ingredients that some people are allergic to; the doctor will have to administer an alternative.
It is important that you tell the doctor of your medical history first considering the effects of the drug. Those who have had diabetes, heart attack, tendon problems, kidney diseases, liver diseases and nerve problems should only take the drug after a series of tests that prove he/she is fit to take it. This is a very strong drug and as such the patient should be under keen doctor’s observation. WARNING
Drugs that are in the fluoroquinolenes category which also include cipro usually have a tendency to cause a condition known as tendinitis as well as tendon rapture. The risk is usually noticeable in all age groups, but it is higher in older people who are above 60 years old, those who have had lung, heart or kidney transplant and also those who are taking corticosteroid medications.
The drug causes the muscles to be very weak especially for those suffering from myasthenia gravis, therefore such patients should avoid the drug. This medication should be taken only under a doctor’s prescription and when he is absolutely sure that this is the right and the only drug suitable for the patient.