Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic of broad spectrum used to treat different kinds of infections such as infections of gastrointestinal system, skin, pulmonary system, kidney system, urogenital system and others. Also it can be used against the following bacteria: Salmonella, Shigella, Proteus, Chlamydia, Streptococcus, Sraphybcoccus genus.
It is recommended to take the medicine as it was prescribed by your doctor. Take it with a big glass of water. You shouldn't take it with milk products.
Before starting your treatment with Ciprofloxacin tell your doctor about all the conditions you can have: kidney or liver problems, myasthenia gravis, joint problems, diabetes, seizures, low levels of potassium in your blood, heart rhythm disorder. Do not stay under UV radiation too long.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 18 y.o., patients with epilepsy and sensitivity to Ciprofloxacin can't use the medicine.
Possible side effect
Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rash, confusion, hallucinatins, pale or yellowed skin, dark coloured urine, easy bleeding are common side effects. Stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor if you have any sign of them.
Ciprofloxacin can't be taken with medications which contain ions of aluminum, zinc, iron or magnesium,medications decreasing acidity in your stomach, alkaline mineral.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are seizures, difficulty urination problems, weakness, or combination of blue lips and pale skin.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets.
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