Also, it is best to take the doses at evenly spaced times, day and night. To help keep the amount constant, do not miss any doses. This medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood or urine. For example, if you are to take one dose a day, try to take it at the same time each day. Shake the oral liquid for at least 15 seconds just before each use. If you need to take this medicine for anthrax infection, your doctor will want you to begin using it as soon as possible after you are exposed to anthrax. The oral liquid has small microcapsules floating in it. These microcapsules may look like bubbles or small beads. Do not chew the microcapsules when you take the oral liquid. Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about ciprofloxacin. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. Some more recent information on the medicine may be available. Ask your doctor or pharmacist: You can also download the most up to date leaflet from Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis. Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Quinolone antibiotics (including ciprofloxacin) may cause serious and possibly permanent tendon damage (such as tendonitis, tendon rupture), nerve problems in the arms and legs (peripheral neuropathy), and nervous system problems. Get medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms: pain/numbness/burning/tingling/weakness in your arms/hands/legs/feet, changes in how you sense touch/pain/temperature/vibration/body position, severe/lasting headache, vision changes, shaking (tremors), seizures, mental/mood changes (such as agitation, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, depression, rare thoughts of suicide). Tendon damage may occur during or after treatment with this medication. Stop exercising, rest, and get medical help right away if you develop joint/muscle/tendon pain or swelling. Your risk for tendon problems is greater if you are over 60 years of age, if you are taking corticosteroids (such as prednisone), or if you have a kidney, heart, or lung transplant. This medication may make a certain muscle condition (myasthenia gravis) worse. Tell your doctor right away if you have new or worsening muscle weakness (such as drooping eyelids, unsteady walk) or trouble breathing. Ciprofloxacin are indicated for the treatment of the following infections (see sections 4.4 and 5.1). Special attention should be paid to available information on resistance to ciprofloxacin before commencing therapy. The dosage is determined by the indication, the severity and the site of the infection, the susceptibility to ciprofloxacin of the causative organism(s), the renal function of the patient and, in children and adolescents the body weight. Treatment of infections due to certain bacteria (e.g. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter or Staphylococci) may require higher ciprofloxacin doses and co-administration with other appropriate antibacterial agents. pelvic inflammatory disease, intra-abdominal infections, infections in neutropenic patients and infections of bones and joints) may require co-administration with other appropriate antibacterial agents depending on the pathogens involved. Inhalation anthrax post-exposure prophylaxis and curative treatment for persons able to receive treatment by oral route when clinically appropriate. If taken on an empty stomach, the active substance is absorbed more rapidly. Drug administration should begin as soon as possible after suspected or confirmed exposure. Ciprofloxacin tablets should not be taken with dairy products (e.g.
Antibiotic Drugs Ciprofloxacin. It is the most potent first generation bactericidal fluoroquinolone active against a wide range of bacteria. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections. Mild/moderate 500 mg PO q12hr or 400 mg IV q12hr for 7-14 days. Severe/complicated 750 mg PO q12hr or 400 mg IV q8hr.