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Ciplox - 250mg  

Ciprofloxacin
Ciplox - 250mg

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Ciplox 250 mg contains the active ingredient Ciprofloxacin 250 mg, this medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It is prescribed for bacterial infections, for example pneumonia, joint and bone infections, urinary tract infections, and gastrointestinal infections. Ciprofloxacin can also be prescribed for people who have been exposed to anthrax.

Ciplox is manufactured by Cipla. The 250 mg tablets are available in a 10 tablet pack. It is also available in capsule and syrup form to be taken orally. It can also be administered as an injection by your healthcare provider or in the form of eye or ear drops.

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Ciprofloxacin works by destroying the bacteria that causes the infection. The medication has a therapeutic classification as Quinolones, eye anti-infective and antiseptic and ear anti-infective and antiseptic.

Ciprofloxacin is a Category C drug. Animal reproduction research has shown ciprofloxacin has caused adverse effects on the fetus. Despite lack of adequate controlled research on the effects in human reproduction the possible advantages may outweigh the potential risks of ciprofloxacin use by pregnant women.

Warnings and Precautions

Follow your doctor's instruction for taking Ciplox. Do not take more than the amount prescribed.
In very rare instances, patients may have tendon swelling, pain or tears in the tendon, especially in the Achilles tendon. The likelihood of experiencing tendon pain or swelling increases if you take steroidal medications, have had a heart, lung, or kidney transplant, or are over 60 years of age.

You should not take Ciplox if you have a medical history of myasthenia gravis, muscle disorders, or have had allergic reactions to any antibiotic medications in the past without your doctor's approval.
Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Rash
  • Red swollen eyes
  • Shortness of breath

Seek immediate medical attention if you take an accidental overdose of Ciplox or if you experience any of the following severe reactions:

  • Blue or gray skin color
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Numbness in feet or hands
  • Pain or swelling in the joints, ankles, or back
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Severe cough
  • Severe upset stomach
  • Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing

You must tell your doctor if you have or have ever had:

  • Are on dialysis
  • Arthritis
  • Brain tumor
  • Diabetes, especially if you take oral diabetes medication
  • Difficulty swallowing pills
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Heart rhythm disorder, especially if you take medication to treat it
  • History of head injuries
  • Joint problems (especially in children);
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Low levels of potassium (hypokalemia)
  • Muscle disorders
  • Nerve disorders
  • Personal or family history of long QT syndrome
  • Take warfarin, (coumadin) and have prothrombin time or INR tests.
  • Tendon injuries

If you forget to take a dose of Ciplox, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed one. Do not stop taking or change your dosage without your doctor's approval.

Ciplox should not be taken with dairy products, for instance milk, cheese, ice cream, or yogurt. The effectiveness of Ciplox is decreased when taken at the same time as dairy products. Ciplox should be taken two hours before or six hours after eating dairy products.

Avoid food and beverages that contain caffeine. Ciplox can increase the effects of caffeine.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Ciplox.
Before taking Ciplox tell your doctor if you are pregnant or a breast feeding mother. Unless instructed to do so by your doctor, you should not take ciprofloxacin if you are pregnant. Children or teenagers should not take ciprofloxacin unless their doctor has prescribed it for them.

Ciprofloxacin is a Category C drug. Animal reproduction research has shown ciprofloxacin has caused adverse effects on the fetus. Despite lack of adequate controlled research on the effects in human reproduction the possible advantages may outweigh the potential risks of ciprofloxacin use by pregnant women.
Ciplox should be stored at room temperature out of the reach of children and pets.

Drug Interactions

As with most medications, there is a chance of experiencing a drug interaction when taking Ciplox. Tell your doctor what medication you take including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.
Do not take Ciplox with antacids or vitamin supplements that contain aluminum, calcium, iron, zinc, or magnesium. These compounds reduce the effectiveness of ciprofloxacin. If you have to take antacids or vitamin supplements take Ciplox at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking the antacid or supplement.

Tell your doctor if you take any of the following medications:

  • Amiodarone
  • Coumadin or Warfarin
  • Cyclosporin
  • Disopramide
  • Diuretics
  • Methotrexate
  • Nsaids
  • Phenytoin
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Ropinirole
  • Sildenafil
  • Sotalol
  • Theophylline

How to use

Ciplox should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. The generally recommended adult dose is once every 12 hours. Do not take more or less than prescribed or for longer than prescribed.
Ciplox should be taken with a full glass of water as prescribed. Do not break, chew, or crush an extended release tablet. Drink plenty of water while taking Ciplox
Oral Suspension Ciplox should be shaken for 15 seconds before measuring the dose. Swallow without chewing medicine beads in the liquid. Ciplox oral Suspension must never be given through a feeding tube.

Possible Side Effects

There is the possibility of having side effects when taking Ciplox. Common side effects include:

  • Mild diarrhea
  • Mild dizziness
  • Mild headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Vaginal discharge or itching
  • Vomiting

If you experience a side effect that persists or gets worse, get medical attention as soon as possible.
In very rare instances, severe allergic reactions or side effects may occur. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:

  • Bloody, black, or clay-colored stools
  • Changes in skin color
  • Changes in urination
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Confusion
  • Coughing or spitting up blood
  • Dark urine
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea that is watery or bloody
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Itching
  • Jaundice of the skin or eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Nightmares
  • Paranoia
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Seizure
  • Severe headaches
  • Sudden weakness
  • Tremors
  • Unsteadiness
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual thoughts or behavior
  • Upper stomach pain
  • Vision changes or pain behind the eyes

Seek immediate emergency medical attention for any of the serious side effects.

Additional Information

SKU 244
US Brand Name Cipro 250mg
Strength 250 mg
Generic Name Ciprofloxacin
Manufacturer Cipla
PharmaceuticalForm Tablet/s
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