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   Ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin
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This medication is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

 
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Ciprofloxacin

Uses
This medication is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
  • Do not use it later for another infection unless told to do so by your doctor.
  • A different medication may be necessary in that case.With prolonged use, laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney and liver function tests, complete blood count) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store the vials between 41-86 degrees F (5-30 degrees C).
  • Store the medication bags as directed by your pharmacist.
  • Protect the vials and bags from light and freezing.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: an unusual change in the amount of urine.

How To Use
  • This medication is given by injection into a vein, usually 2 to 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor.
  • Ciprofloxacin must be mixed with the proper IV fluids.
  • Before using this product, check it visually for particles or discoloration.
  • If either is present, do not use the liquid.
  • This medication should be infused slowly over 1 hour.
  • If you have questions about the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist.Drink plenty of fluids while using this medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • In children, the dosage is also based on weight, and each dose must not be more than 400 milligrams.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals (e.g., every 12 hours, every 8 hours).Continue to use this medication for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Side Effects
  • Diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, or lightheadedness may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: sunburn-like skin reaction (sun sensitivity), shaking (tremors), mental/mood changes (e.g., anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, depression, rare thoughts of suicide), redness/swelling/pain at the injection site.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: seizures, severe/persistent headache, vision changes, new/persistent fever.Ciprofloxacin may rarely cause serious nerve problems that may be reversible if identified and treated early.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms: pain/numbness/burning/tingling/weakness in any part of the body, changes in how you sense touch/pain/temperature/body position/vibration.This medication may rarely cause tendon damage (e.g., tendonitis, tendon rupture) during or after treatment.
  • Stop exercising, rest, and seek immediate medical attention if you develop joint/muscle/tendon pain or swelling.This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (pseudomembranous colitis) due to a type of resistant bacteria.
  • This condition may occur during treatment or weeks after treatment has stopped.
  • Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make them worse.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection.
  • Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, signs of liver problems (e.g., unusual tiredness, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using ciprofloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolone antibiotics (e.g., gatifloxacin, levofloxacin); or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: seizure disorder, conditions that increase your risk of seizures (e.g., brain/head injury, brain tumors), nervous system disorders (e.g., peripheral neuropathy), kidney disease, liver disease, joint/tendon problems (e.g., tendonitis, bursitis).If you have diabetes, you may experience changes in blood glucose levels due to infection or use of ciprofloxacin.
  • Symptoms of high blood sugar include increased thirst and urination.
  • Ciprofloxacin may increase the blood sugar-lowering effects of the medication glyburide.
  • Watch for symptoms of low blood sugar such as nervousness, shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, or hunger.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions to treat your low blood sugar level (e.g., take glucose tablets or gel; eat a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy; drink a glass of orange juice or non-diet soda).
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of high or low blood sugar while taking this medication.
  • Monitor your blood glucose levels as directed by your doctor.This drug may make you dizzy or lightheaded.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or taking part in any activity that requires alertness.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps.
  • Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.Caution is advised when using this medication in children younger than 18 years of age because they may be at greater risk for joint/tendon problems.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with the doctor.Kidney function declines as you grow older.
  • This medication is removed by the kidneys.
  • Therefore, the elderly may be at greater risk for tendon problems while using this drug, especially if they are also taking corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, hydrocortisone).During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur: tizanidine.If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting ciprofloxacin.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: clozapine, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, hydrocortisone), cyclosporine, duloxetine, glyburide, methotrexate, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen), phenytoin, probenecid, ropinirole, theophylline, live bacterial vaccines, warfarin.Also report the use of drugs which might increase seizure risk when combined with ciprofloxacin such as isoniazid (INH), phenothiazines (e.g., thioridazine), theophylline, or tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline), among others.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas), eating large amounts of chocolate, or taking medications that contain caffeine such as over-the-counter stimulants.
  • This drug may increase and prolong the effects of caffeine.

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