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Cipro

Cipro



USES: This medication is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

 
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Cipro

Uses
This medication is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
Notes
  • This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
  • Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else.
  • A different medication may be needed in those cases.

Storage
  • Before mixing, store the dry powder and mixing solution below 77 degrees F (25 C).
  • Do not freeze.
  • Once mixed, the suspension is good for 14 days and may be refrigerated or stored at a room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C).
  • Do not freeze.
  • Discard any unsed portion after treatment completed.


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CIPRO Bayer\x26#39;s drug is only one
CIPRO Bayer\x26#39;s drug is only one
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg/5 ml
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg/5 ml

How To Use
  • Ciprofloxacin may be taken with or without food, however best absorption occurs when taken two hours after a meal.
  • It is recommended you drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
  • Shake well before using each dose.
  • Do not chew the contents of the suspension.
  • Take exactly as directed by your doctor.
  • If you take any of the following items, take them 6 hours before or 2 hours after taking this drug: zinc, iron, sucralfate or antacids that contain magnesium, calcium or aluminum.
  • Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night.
  • Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.
  • This form of ciprofloxacin is not for use with feeding tubes because the drug may clog the tube.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause stomach upset, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, headache or dizziness during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor.
  • Report new pain or tenderness (tendonitis) in arms or legs promptly.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop vision changes, restlessness, ringing in the ears or any mental changes.
  • This medication may infrequently cause drowsiness.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, fever or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor your medical history especially of epilepsy, kidney disease, tendon problems, nervous system disorders, liver disease, blood vessel problems and of any drug allergies.
  • Use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded.
  • Limit alcohol intake because it may add to the dizziness/drowsiness effects.
  • This medication can increase sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure.
  • Wear protective clothing and a sunscreen if you become sun-sensitive.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • This drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • You may have to stop nursing or stop taking this drug.
  • Consult you doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all the medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially of other antibiotics, theophylline, warfarin, cyclosporine, live vaccines, probenecid, sucralfate, quinapril, didanosine, iron, zinc and antacids that contain magnesium, aluminum or calcium.
  • This drug may increase and/or prolong the effects of caffeine.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Cipro
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 59
Time Taken: 5 days

Reason: UTI Date: 25 September 2010
Side Effects
nausea, stomach pain, fatigue. I still have these problems 2 weeks after finishing my 5 day course (500mg, twice daily)

Additional Thoughts
Cleared up the staph epi UTI, but horrible side effects.

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