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CIPLOX 500mg Tablet

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CIPLOX 500

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.

The various bacterial infections treated using this drug 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
Infectious diarrhea
Typhoid fever
Infections of the prostate gland
Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea
Additionally, some doctors prescribe Cipro for certain serious ear infections, tuberculosis, and some of the infections common in people with AIDS.

HOW IT WORKS?

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.

WHO SHOULD AVOID IT?

You should not take this drug if you:

Have an allergy to this drug
Have heart rhythm problems
Have trouble swallowing this drug
Have liver problems
Have kidney disease
Have seizures or epilepsy
Have a history of brain injury
Have low levels of potassium in blood
Are breastfeeding as this drug may pass into the blood and may harm the baby
Are pregnant

WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS AVAILABLE?

The drug Ciprofloxacin antibiotic is available on our website in the following strengths and brand names:

Ciplox 100 mg
Ciplox 250 mg
Ciplox 500 mg
Ciplox 750 mg
Cifran-OD 1000 mg

WHO IS THE MANUFACTURER?

Ciplox and Cifran are the products of two well known Indian pharmaceutical companies Cipla and Ranbaxy respectively. These two drugs are available in different pack sizes of tablets our website.

HOW MUCH TO TAKE?

The drug is taken with a gap of 12 hours in between hence the drug should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor only. Do not take this drug less or more than the prescribed dose.

HOW TO TAKE IT?

Cipro 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.

WHEN TO TAKE?

The drug is taken two times a day, usually in the morning and evening with or without meals.

FOR HOW LONG SHOULD IT BE TAKEN?

The length of treatment with Cipro depends upon the severity of infection. Generally, Cipro 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

WHAT IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH (OVERDOSE)?

Symptoms of overdose are like:

Restlessness
Irritability
Drowsiness
Seek medical attention in case you find you have used more of this medicine or if you find the kind of discomfort after taking this medicine.

WHAT IF YOU MISS THE DOSE?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. But if it is almost the time of your taking the next dose, then skip the missed dose and never take up extra medicine to make up for the missed one.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CIPLOX 500MG:

COMMON

• Feeling tired and sleepy
• Feeling sick
• Dry mouth
• Diarrhea
• Vomiting
• Stomach pain
• Indigestion
• Intestinal inflammation
• Involuntary eye movement
• Irregular Nausea
• Sore throat or cough
• Constipation
• Hyperactivity
• Tremors or weakness

ARE THERE ANY POSSIBLE 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 Cipro is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. These drugs include:

Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)
Glyburide Metoprolol
Phenytoin
Probenecid
Sucralfate
Theophylline
Warfarin

WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF?

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.

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Ciplox 500 Tablet is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). It cures the infection by killing and stopping the growth of the infectious microorganisms.

Ciplox 500 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

Ciplox 500 Tablet is a versatile antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin, and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). It kills and stops further growth of the bacteria causing the infection.

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

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ciplox

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal disorder
  • Joint pain
  • Urticaria

HOW TO USE CIPLOX TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ciplox 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Ciplox 500 Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

HOW CIPLOX TABLET WORKS

Ciplox 500 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Ciplox 500 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ciplox 500 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ciplox 500 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Ciplox 500 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

CAUTION
Ciplox 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ciplox 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ciplox 500 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ciplox 500 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CIPLOX TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Ciplox 500 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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