About Ciprofloxacin

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About Ciprofloxacin

Form of release

The tablets covered with a cover.

Composition

1 tablet, coated, contains:
active substance: ciprofloxacin hydrochloride 250, 500 mg.

Pharmacological effect

Ciprofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent from the group of fluoroquinolones. It is bactericidal. The drug inhibits the DNA enzyme of bacteria, as a result of which DNA replication and the synthesis of bacterial cell proteins are disturbed. Ciprofloxacin acts both on multiplying microorganisms, and on being in a rest phase.
Ciprofloxacin is active against gram-negative aerobic bacteria; intracellular pathogens; Gram-positive aerobic bacteria. The majority of staphylococci, resistant to methicillin, are resistant to ciprofloxacin.

Indications for use

  • respiratory tract;
  • ear, nose and throat;
  • kidney and urinary tract;
  • genital organs;
  • the digestive system (including the mouth, teeth, jaws);
  • gallbladder and bile ducts;
  • skin, mucous membranes and soft tissues;
  • musculoskeletal system.

Ciprofloxacin is indicated for the treatment of sepsis and peritonitis, as well as for the prevention and treatment of infections in patients with reduced immunity (with immunosuppressant therapy).

Dosing and Administration

The dose of Ciprofloxacin depends on the severity of the disease, the type of infection, the condition of the body, the age, weight and function of the kidneys in the patient. Recommended doses are usually: Ciprofloxacin in tablet form 250 mg and 500 mg for oral administration:
When infections of the urinary tract take the drug Ciprofloxacin 0.125 – 0.5 g 2 times a day, in more severe cases – to 0.75 g 2 times a day. The course of treatment is usually 5 to 15 days.
Diseases of the lower respiratory tract of medium severity – 250 mg, and in more severe cases 500 mg, 2 times a day;
For the treatment of gonorrhea, a single administration of Ciprofloxacin in a dose of 250-500 mg is recommended;
Gynecological diseases, enteritis and colitis with severe and high temperature, prostatitis, osteomyelitis – 500 mg 2 times a day (for the treatment of banal diarrhea can be used at a dose of 250 mg 2 times a day).
The drug should be taken on an empty stomach, washed down with a sufficient amount of liquid. Patients with severe renal dysfunction should be given a half dose of the drug. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the disease, but treatment should always last at least two more days after the disappearance of the symptoms of the disease. Usually, the duration of treatment is 7-10 days.

Application in pregnancy and lactation

Ciprofloxacin is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding).

Special instructions

If a severe and prolonged diarrhea occurs during or after treatment with ciprofloxacin, the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis should be ruled out, which requires immediate discontinuation of the drug and the appointment of appropriate treatment.
During the treatment with Ciprofloxacin, it is necessary to provide a sufficient amount of fluid while observing normal diuresis.
During treatment with Ciprofloxacin, contact with direct sunlight should be avoided.

Patients with epilepsy, episodes of seizures in history, vascular diseases and organic brain damage due to the threat of developing side effects from the central nervous system Ciprofloxacin should be prescribed only for vital indications.
If severe and prolonged diarrhea occurs during or after treatment with ciprofloxacin, the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis should be ruled out, which requires immediate discontinuation of the drug and the appointment of appropriate treatment.
If pain occurs in the tendons or when the first signs of tendovaginitis appear, treatment should be discontinued because individual cases of inflammation and even rupture of tendons during treatment with fluoroquinolones are described.

Potential Ciprofloxacin side effects may include:

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Ciprofloxacin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Aida A. Asbury says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Abscess

    Shortly after taking the AB, severe allergies occurred, both on food and on chemicals. A loss of quality of life of 100% was and is the result. This aftermath has already lasted for two years.

    Side effects: Circulatory problems
  2. Ervin L. Condon says:
    2.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Abscess

    Dizziness and after taking half of the tablet severe diarrhea with severe tenesmus …

  3. Marion P. Esposito says:
    4.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Angina tonsillaris; Sinusitis

    Am currently on day 3 of the intake of 2x 500mgr a day. Already the tablet this morning came out immediately, vomiting all day, even after drinking water. Drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, complete helplessness because of physical limitations. This strong one-sided headache, this also since the 2nd day, but could still be assigned as a poisoning reaction. After an early rapid recovery, I am MUCH worse today than at the beginning of the treatment, will not take the Avend tablet and get another drug tomorrow. I’m worried that such a drug in Germany gets an approval and RESERVES, really great!

    Side effects: Vomit; Fatigue; Dizziness; Headache
  4. Eileen J. Benjamin says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Angina tonsillaris

    No side effects. I’ve been taking it for 9 days and so far, nothing has turned up side effects. The lymph nodes are pain free 6 hours after the first dose, the whole condition has improved. Since I still have earache, I have to take this antibiotic for 20 days, so that the last germ is safely killed.

    Side effects: No side effects
  5. Rose C. Thomas says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Blow-kidney disorders

    Rapid help against cystitis (within 1-2 days), slow help with pyelitis, at times severe dizziness, drowsiness, circulatory problems, z.T. severe joint pain on the elbow

  6. Barbara T. Dees says:
    1.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Ulcerative colitis

    was really next to the track, driving impossible.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  7. Bryant B. Denton says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Ulcerative colitis

    Was in the beginning of July 2012 for a week in the hospital because of diverticulitis.Bekam antibiotics also mix with a gyrase inhibitor. Then had more and more problems with joint problems. (Shoulder, hip, knee, wrist (swollen)). This is now 4 months ago and I still have complaints on loading. Can not work anymore since then. Have read the other entries and I would be interested in whether these complaints go away again.

    Side effects: Muscle aches; Joint pain
  8. Alice B. Bryant says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Ulcerative colitis

    I have been taking ciprofloxacin for five days because of an intestinal inflammation. Fortunately, I do not have tendon and muscle pain, but I can hardly sleep anymore (despite a sleeping pill). The worst thing is – itching all over the body! I’m just scratching all day! I also have a rash on the scalp and vaginal fungus.

  9. Russell A. Shaffer says:
    2.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Helicobacter pylori gastritis

    Tiredness and problems in the morning were and are on the second day after completion of the intake noticeable side effects.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  10. Dorothy T. Root says:
    4.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Helicobacter pylori gastritis

    persistent fungal infections on the mucous membranes in the throat and genital area and also in the intestine despite parallel treatment with amphomoronal, nistatin and clotrimazole

  11. Kenneth T. Randolph says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Otitis

    After initial skepticism of the side effects read here, I must or can say that I could recognize any side effects with me. Thanks to my family doctor, the dose was distributed to half a tablet in the morning and evening, plus a lot of drinking (no alcohol). So, no side effects. Best regards

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. Elizabeth J. Race says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Surgery

    After outpatient surgery, I took the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. Felt in the first days tired, powerless, dull, dazed, impotent, as if I had a flu …. Anxiety was also added because I had the feeling that I could collapse at any moment and also also increased heart stumbling would have.

    Side effects: Listlessness; Fatigue; Dizziness
  13. Vernon K. Brekke says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Surgery

    Should take the tablets CiprofloxacinRatiopharm 250 mg after a prostate OP. After name of 3 tablets, severe diarrhea, very severe abdominal pain, fever, chills. Stayed in bed for a week. After 10 days it went again.

    Side effects: Fever; Chills; Stomach pain; Diarrhea
  14. Latonia J. Alexander says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Surgery

    After 2 days taking extreme pain in the Achilles tendons, it led to tearing, pain and inflammation until today (4 years after ingestion)

    Side effects: Achilles tendon pain
  15. Thelma C. Sandefur says:
    2.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Dental inflammation

    From the day after last taking the pain began in the left Achilles tendon, very uncomfortable!

    Side effects: Achilles tendon pain
  16. Robert S. Gigliotti says:
    2.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Dental inflammation

    I only took 2 tablets. Fortunately, my conscience said, leave it. Nevertheless, I only have two muscle pains and can barely walk. And not only that, I am tired and impotent all day long. Stay away from this chemistry cocktail.

    Side effects: Listlessness; Muscle aches
  17. Romelia J. Maness says:
    5.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Dental inflammation

    Have received because of Kiefervereiterung this terrible drug, despite a immunodeficiency. After the first tablet, it started with nausea. After 2 days of taking it I felt so bad that I dropped it off. I was getting more and more exhausted, headache, nausea and muscle aches, I just felt sick. Today, 2 days later, I woke up with tendon pain in my feet and pain in my hands. In addition, I am freezing, the headache and nausea persist. In essence, I feel completely poisoned. What kind of a frivolous drug and why is it prescribed without education? I can only advise against ciprofloxacin. So something that interferes with the DNA, should not be on the market, at least not as a harmless often prescribed AB, which is actually a chemomedicament.

  18. Tanya W. Runyon says:
    2.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Blood in the urine

    Have received Ciprofloxacin prescribed after a high blood content in the urine was found and previously tried homeopathic remedies have not responded. No side effects, the urine was much better after 3 days and after 5 days o. B.

    Side effects: No side effects