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Cipro Prescribing Information

Cipro drug is used for treating infections caused by bacteria.

Cipro Drug Uses

An antibiotic, Cipro is an effective drug for treating bacterial infections. The drug is also prescribed for preventing or slowing down anthrax after its exposure.

Cipro Drug Uses

Cipro is used for the treatment of infections caused by the bacteria. The drug is also given for preventing or slowing down the effect of anthrax after its exposure.

How Taken

Cipro can be taken with or without food. The drug should be normally taken with a full glass of water. It is also advised to drink lot of fluids after taking the medicine. Products containing iron, aluminum, magnesium, calcium, zinc, sucralfate, didanosine and bismuth subsalicylate should only be taken six hours before or two hours after taking Cipro.

You have to complete the whole course of the medication if you want good results. If the medicine is stopped in the middle, there are chances of the infection coming back.


Before your doctor prescribes the drug for you, better tell him about all your medical history. Tell him if you are allergic to certain medicines, foods or to any other substance.

Do not hesitate to tell your doctor if you have brain or nervous system disorder, alzheimer disease, blood vessel problems in the brain, Kidney and liver problems, stomach infection, diarrhea, seizures, joint problems and inflammation of the tendons.

If you are pregnant or hope to get pregnant shortly, you have to discuss with your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking the drug. As Cipro is traced in breast milk, do not breast feed your while taking the drug.

Certan medicines are seen to interact with Cipro. Therefore, you have to tell your doctor about all the other medications, including prescriptive and non- prescriptive medicine, dietary supplements and herbal preparation, that you are taking.

Cipro should not be taken along with milk, milk products and calcium–enriched juice. Well, you can take the drug as part of a full meal that contains milk or milk products. You should avoid caffeine. If you experience swelling or pains in the tendon, avoid exercises and call your doctor.

It has also been seen that prolonged use of Cipro can cause a second infection. If you come across any signs of a second infection, contact your doctor immediately. The drug can also affect the blood sugar. If you are having diabetes, you have to go for regular blood sugar levels. The drug is also sensitive to the sun and so it is better to avoid direct sunlight, tannin booths and sun lamps. When going out wear protective clothes and apply some sunscreen lotion or creams.

Elderly patients may be sensitive to Cipro and the drug has to be given to children with caution.

Cipro works only against bacteria and it does not treat infections of the virus.

Missed Dose

If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember it. Well, if it is time for the next dosage, leave the missed one and continue with your regular dosage. Never mix the two drugs.


Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect an over dose.

More Information

Cipro causes dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision. These effects worsen if the drug is taken with alcohol and with certain other medications. You should not drive or perform hard tasks after taking the drug.

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