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Ciplox TZ - 500 mg + 600 mg  

Ciprofloxacin Tinidazole
Ciplox TZ - 500 mg + 600 mg

Ciplox TZ - 500 mg + 600 mg

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Reason the drug is prescribed
Cipro TZ is prescribed for treating various infections including those of the skin, the urinary tract, the respiratory tract, the abdomen, as well as joints and bones. It also helps treat prostate gland infections, typhoid fever, bronchial infections, sinus trouble as well as STDs like gonorrhea. It can also treat those with infections typically associated with AIDS, along with tuberculosis and some ear infections which may even be of serious nature.

Taking the medication
Cipro can be taken both with or without meals but it is best taken 2 hours subsequent to a meal.
While taking this medication, make sure to drink a lot of fluids so that crystals do not form in your urine.
The efficacy of Cipro is enhanced considerably when there is adequate quantity of it in the blood and urine. Therefore, make sure that you do not miss out on your doses and make sure to take them at regular intervals as scheduled so that your body has adequate supply of the medication at all times.
In suspension form, shake the bottle well prior to usage. You should not chew on the microcapsules while swallowing. Don’t let the medication get into your eyes, nor should you infect the dropper by touching it with your fingers, etc.

Post treatment; discard any suspension that may be left.

Missing a Dose
Take it as soon as you remember, take the next one if it is too close, but do not double dose on the one you missed as well as the next one.

Storage
Store at room temperature; it can also be stored in the refrigerator. Suspension remains fine for 2 weeks. Do not freeze the medication and protect it from direct contact with light.

Side Effects
The most common side effect is nausea.
Less common are vomiting, diarrhea, immense pain or discomfort in the abdomen, rashes, headache, and restlessness.
Rather rare side effects include hallucinations, dizziness, intestinal inflammation, heart attacks, difficulty in swallowing, irregular heartbeat, convulsions, hives, high blood pressure, loss of hearing, depression, blood in cough, chills, a sense of fear creeping in, flare up of the gout, difficulty in urinating, achiness, bleeding in the intestines or stomach, stiffness of the joints, and possible blood clots in the lungs.

Situations in which to avoid
Avoid the medication if you are sensitive to Cipro or even other antibiotics like Trovan or Floxin among others. Also, it is very important that you inform your doctor about any reactions with medications that you may have had.

Possible Drug and Food Interactions
Theophylline or Theo-Dur is known to have some really very serious reactions including seizures, cardiac arrest, prolonged epileptic seizures, and respiratory failure.
Further, some foods which are possibly interfering in nature with Cipro include milk and yogurt, as well as foods that contain iron, antacids that contain calcium and magnesium, as well as multi-vitamins that contain zinc.

Cipro could also possibly increase the effects associated with caffeine.
Some drugs which when taken along with Cipro could have varying kinds of effects include:

  • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  • Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase, Micronase)
  • Metoprolol (Lopressor)
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Probenecid (Benemid)
  • Sucralfate (Carafate)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)  

If you are Breastfeeding or Pregnant
While in such situations, exact consequences are not exactly known, it is better to discuss the same with your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breastfeeding.

Dosage
Dosage varies from person to person as well as on the extent of the infection. Typical dosage is for at least 2 days minimum, going up to 7 to 14 days. At the same time, if the infection is severe, then the treatment could also be prolonged.
To cite some instances:

  • Typhoid fever takes about 10 days to be treated with Cipro
  • Cystitis in women takes 3 days
  • Diarrhea can take 5 to 7 days

So as you can see, a lot depends on the affliction.
In case of oral suspension, remember that:

  • 1 teaspoon of 5% suspension = 250 mg
  • 1 teaspoon of 10% suspension = 500 mg

Dosage would likely be reduced in case of kidney infections.
To again cite some instances of infections and their dosage:
Lower respiratory tract infection = 500 mg every 12 hours
Diarrhea, typhoid, sinus = 500 mg every 12 hours
STDs like Gonorrhea = single 250 mg dosage
Cystitis in women = 100 mg every 12 hours
For ear infections, 3 drops can be put straight into the ears, twice each day for up to a week
Cipro oral tablets and suspension are yet to be tested thoroughly for efficacy for children.
Cipro HC Otic suspension can be administered to children above the age of 1 in the same dosage as for adults.

Overdose

In case of overdose, seek immediate medical attention.

Additional Information

SKU 248
US Brand Name Dycip TZ 500 mg + 600 mg
Strength 500 mg + 600 mg
Generic Name Ciprofloxacin Tinidazole
Manufacturer Cipla
PharmaceuticalForm Tablet/s
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