About Ciprofloxacin

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About Ciprofloxacin

Form of release

The tablets covered with a cover.


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:







Ciprofloxacin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. 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
  2. Katie D. Tallman says:
    5.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Bronchitis (chronic)

    Ciprofloxacin, Cipro 500 1A-Pharma, 20Tbl. Was used by ENT for acute bronchitis. prescribed. There was – also on request – no evidence on the part of possible side effects. After about 5 days, the first signs of pain, especially after getting up, in the tendons. However, I did not (yet) with the antibiotic in connection because I could find even after studying the package leaflet, no hint in this regard … and thus the pack (with internal resistance) to end. The complaints continued to intensify, so that I soon after a short sitting, the heels could not bring to the ground. A feeling of stiffness and pain when lowering + rolling of the foot. In these moments, fear that sinew could tear. I discontinued medication over 6 weeks ago. Unfortunately, not much has changed or improved since then. No longer footpaths, sports only limited possible, jogging is remotely unthinkable! For someone who has done a lot of sports all his life, a strong reduction in the quality of life …

    Side effects: Crave pain
  3. Preston E. White says:
    2.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Fatigue; A headache

    with the 500 a strong burning sensation in the stomach area would be taken up immediately stationary and get stomach protectioninflation. 250 I found better, the effect immediately no burning in the stomach only headache, listless, tired and so a feeling of pressure in the tooth spice.

    Side effects: Listlessness; Fatigue; Headache
  4. Vincent E. Tran says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for A headache; Pharyngitis

    Only taken a few hours ago, already blatant breathlessness and pressure on the chest. Will not continue to take it.

    Side effects: Respiratory complaints
  5. Karen S. Armstrong says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Pyelonephritis

    Many times I had taken this antibiotic in my many urinary tract infections. I NEVER had any side effects. However, since a very severe pyelonephritis on Nov. 09 with ciprofloxacin treatment I have massive problems: at the exact same time a severe tendinopathy started on both elbow joints – and also the DS joints have been less painful. An orthopedic advised to dismiss it (joke, since the 10 days were already around). The severe tendopathy has remained in the re. Elbows, esp. The Strecker, and a little the Beuger (Epicond. Rad. + Ulnaris). The pain is unfortunately also without load, sometimes even at night. However, this drug helped me when I had unbearable pain – and was so ill from the pyelonephritis as never before!

    Side effects: No side effects
  6. Joanne D. Rivera says:
    4.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Pyelonephritis

    About 45 minutes after taking the first pill of ciprofloxacin, I had to be admitted to the emergency department for an acute anaphylactic reaction and spend 1 day in the hospital. I flushed my face and my upper body, my tongue swelled into a solid balloon, which only stuck to the mouth when my mouth was open, and the pharynx swelled so much that I suffered from suffocation. I had fears of death and my heart rate rose to 248. I was pumped full of Fenestil, Prednisolone, Kordison, Faustan, Adrinalin u. Adrinalininhalationen. The whole attack lasted 10 hours. Feeling stupid even now.

  7. Juliana E. Cho says:
    4.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Pyelonephritis

    Red rash on whole body with Jukreiz, face is swollen, very severe headache, very severe stomachache, vomiting several times, insomnia, lack of appetite, constipation, very sick feeling. In the hands kribbelgefül. I do not think Raynaud Syndrome has many brutal side effects. I am going on 01.01.2011 in Katonspital Chur let me examine.

  8. Stephen J. Miller says:
    4.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Pharyngitis

    I received the medication for 5 days against a fairly severe pharyngitis. Although I was able to swallow again, but woke up on the second day of treatment with a heavily overgrown / furry and irritated tongue. There was also other pain when swallowing, this time close to the stomach, a heavy pressure as if the bite would get stuck … very uncomfortable. In addition, I noticed an ever-increasing heartburn and some mild palpitations. Generally, I would not recommend this drug for such a purpose. There are much more compatible drugs here; Ciproflox should be the last solution. I still suffer today, 2 days after deposition, nor to heartburn and circulation problems.

  9. Melanie D. Jones says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Pharyngitis

    Short: 7x500mg Ciprofloxacin wg pharyngitis 1st day: severe weakness 2-3. Day: strong weakness, only rest possible 3 .: + tendon pain, discontinuation of treatment 1 week after: strong weakness, only rest possible, lung feeling, Sehenschmerzeb, 1 x panic attack 2-3 week: weakness, life completely restricted, only most necessary work possible, 2 x panic attacks, lung sensation, vision pain 4-6. Week: weakness, most necessary work without problems possible, life limited, pain in eyes depending on the load 7-8 week: No more weakness, work and life again possible, pain in the eyes only on Achilles tendons after heavy use, eg. Sports, gardening, long walks & amp; Stand Lang: I was prescribed 10 x 500 mg ciprofloxacin because of a slight pharyngitis, after 7 incomes I discontinued the treatment. After the second pill, I felt very weak physically, assuming my underlying disease had gotten worse, and was forced to refrain from all physical stress, even housework. I did not move further from the bed to the couch and back again. In the following days I was fine in lying or sitting, one could almost believe that I had nothing. But as soon as I began to move, there were weak points, feebleness and helplessness, all of which I attribute to weakness. After 3 days, my Achilles tendon started to hurt. Since I had at least skimmed the leaflet, all my Arlarmglocken went on now. On the Internet, I encountered many similar reports, some with serious consequences, and I stopped treatment. The antibiotic treatment was sufficient to combat the pharyngitis. This was confirmed by the doctor by smear. Nevertheless, I was only getting better in the following weeks. The tendon pain increased as I increased my physical activity. This was still limited to the bare minimum in the first three weeks. Every time I Shopping went, or thought it was at least as good as to suck, came hard setbacks. As I went shopping, my sinews burned with every step, and my physical weakness did not really go down. My family doctor had my blood tested twice in the next 5 weeks, but there was no explanation. During this time, the panic attacks that I never had before began. The first I thought was still a faint fit, I ran out of air. After a few minutes it was all over, and I visited my family doctor, who in turn could not find anything. Such a pronounced weakness without fever is unusual. He advised me to go to the hospital for emergency room, it should get worse. That was it, I felt more and more of the lack of air, and I could not explain it. But even in the hospital you could not see anything. Since then I had a seizure every week. Partly during the day, but sometimes also at night, directly from deep sleep. Lying sideways I had the feeling during these weeks, I feel my lungs. There was no pain, but it was not normal. Out of this feeling that something was wrong with my lungs, it probably came to these attacks of anxiety that I actually could not breathe. I’ve never had such a thing before and never since. All the doctors I spoke to about the tendon pain associated with the antibiotic responded as if it were completely outlandish. The fact is that since the ingestion it has been / is. The fact is that I do not have any mental health problems usually associated with panic attacks. By now 8 weeks have passed and my physical condition has improved a lot. Sport is possible again, but I am still aching after heavy strain the Achilles tendons. At the beginning I also had this on the hands, the forearms or the legs in general, but quickly got lost in these places. I have also reported my side effects to the official body – this has recently become possible for patients, and should be used. I wish all those affected a speedy recovery – spare yourself in this bad phase as much as possible, your body will thank you. All the best.

    Side effects: Panic attacks; Crave pain; Fatigue
  10. Andrew M. Mays says:
    4.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Hurt

    Have taken the drug for persistent abdominal pain and indigestion in Ethiopia, which were probably due to the local food or E. coli. I tried to do it without antibiotics, but at some point it was too uncomfortable. Ciprofloxacin helped a lot. Habs resumed after about a week and it was not long before the complaints came back. Then I took again 14 days and the complaints were gone again. No side effects.

    Side effects: No side effects
  11. Christina R. Chavez says:
    2.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Hurt; Urinary tract infection

    First, the doctor found a gastritis and a urinary tract infection. After two days of taking Cotrim forte and Pariet Seven at night Kolliken. Taking Buscopan, then slight improvement. After bleeding, liver inflammation was noted. Then change to ciprofloxacin, as it should also help for bile duct inflammation. After three days of taking another Kollik took place. Again slight improvement with Buscopan. Then just wait and drink tea. After two weeks, again strong urgency with pain, urine but no evidence of bacteria. Irritable bladder? Medical history continues. At the moment I’m only taking something for the pain, Novalgin drops and Buscopan, but how long is this going to last? I have been ill for 4 weeks. If someone can help me, just go ahead, I’m despairing. binies@web.de

  12. Asha W. Hall says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Yersinia infection

    Deja vu experiences Persons and places as pictures in my head that I have never seen and do not know. And yet the feeling that I remember the situations. After these deja-vus violent nausea, pulsating ear noises and headaches.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Headache; Nausea
  13. Matthew E. Espinal says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Respiratory infections

    2 X 250mg per day, when taking only a slight nausea, 2 days after taking the horror went off, almost all sinews and joints hurt a lot, are apparently inflamed, which is already running since 11.9.2015, the whole thing happens in real Push, sometimes I feel better and the next day comes a boost that is worse than the previous, improvement barely in sight. This is synonymous in the side effects in it and according to various doctors is the well-known.Thus come mental disorders such as depression, mild panic attacks.

  14. Anthony G. Adams says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Pain (acute)

    For biopsy shielding, the drug was prescribed and taken 2 days before the procedure. 4 days after the procedure I had to discontinue ciprofloxacin because of diarrhea with extreme abdominal pain. The therapy would have taken another 5 days. I could not (yet) notice any other side effects.

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Diarrhea
  15. Cornelius N. Cox says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Cold; Pain (acute); Fever

    Due to my work on the construction site, in the cold and humid season at the beginning of 2008, I had a very cold cold with all that was necessary (chills, fever up to 41 ° C on two days). In addition, there was severe kidney pain and severe pain when urinating and bright red urine (blood in the urine). However, apart from ciprofloxacin, I have not taken any other medicines, including no fever-lowering or cold-reducing agents. Only herbal tea with honey. Even before taking Ciprofloxacin, I sweated extremely badly. Have taken 3x daily every 8 hours 500mg Cipro. Already in the course of the second day the urine became cleaner, by the end of the third day he was evidently free of blood. Just as fast, the pain of urination decreased. Then switched to a dose of 1x 500mg per day for the next four days. After that I did not have any kidney pain anymore. I really did not notice any side effects. What surprised me a little bit was that I was sweating extremely hard (by the tea with natural honey and well packed in bed, this was also intended by me), but relatively easily the high temperature of over 40 ° C in four days, of it on two days to 40.8 or 41 ° C (measured with Qecksilberthermometer in the armpit) tolerated, it was more pleasant with each day. No idea why.

    Side effects: No side effects
  16. Frank M. Zielinski says:
    2.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Fever

    Rash, blisters all over, severe itching, long lasting.

    Side effects: Allergic reaction