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Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in breastfeeding mothers have demonstrated that there is significant and documented risk to the infant based on human experience, or it is a medication that has a high risk of causing significant damage to an infant. The risk of using the drug in breastfeeding women clearly outweighs any possible benefit from breastfeeding. The drug is contraindicated in women who are breastfeeding an infant.
Typical usage: Urinary tract infections. Gonorrhoea. Chancroid. Bacterial Gastroenteritis. Typhoid. Bone, soft tissue, gynaecological and wound infections. Respiratory infections. Tuberculosis. Gram-negative septicaemias. Neningitis. Prophylaxis. Conjunctivitis.
Side Effects: Pseudomembranous colitis, hearing loss, seizures, stevens johnson syndrome, acute renal failure, fluminant hepatic failure, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tachycardia, nervousness, termors, rashes, urticaria, pruritus, photosensitivity, elevation of liver enzymes.
Drug Interaction: Ciprofloxacin is known to interact with other drugs like caffeine, chloramphenicol, clozapine, cyclosporin A, methotrexate, multiple vitamins, naproxen, pentostatin, phenytoin (Na), probenecid, rifampicin, rutin (Vitamin P), sucralfate, theophylline, warfarin (Na).
Mechanism Of Action: The bactericidal action of ciprofloxacin results from inhibition of the enzymes topoisomerase II (DNA gyrase) and topoisomerase IV, which are required for bacterial DNA replication, transcription, repair, strand supercoiling repair, and recombination.
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