What is Ciprofloxacin (Ciprofloxacin) used for?
Ciprofloxacin (Ciprofloxacin) has many uses, such as being used to prevent or treat infections caused by bacteria. Other uses include being given to those who may have come into contact with anthrax, to prevent infection. This medication is a type of fluoroquinolone antibiotic, which kills the bacteria responsible for causing infections.
How should I use Ciprofloxacin (Ciprofloxacin)?
Ciprofloxacin (Ciprofloxacin) comes in the form of a tablet. The strength of tablet required and daily dose depends on the infection being treated. Your physician will tell you the dose required to treat your condition. Patients are usually told to take these tablets twice per day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Avoid taking this medication alone with dairy products, as this may reduce the effectiveness of the medication.
What are the side effects of Ciprofloxacin (Ciprofloxacin)?
Ciprofloxacin (Ciprofloxacin) may cause nausea, vomiting or vaginal discharge. Consult your physician if you notice:
Use of this drug can cause damage to the tendons. Discuss the risk of this with your physician before you begin taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ciprofloxacin (Ciprofloxacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.