SALT INFORMATIONCiprofloxacin(500 mg)
Ciprofloxacin is used to treat the bacterial infections including lower respiratory tract (lung) infections (pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis or in bronchiectasis), ear or sinus infections, urinary tract infections (bladder and kidney infections), reproductive tract infections (gonorrhea), gastrointestinal tract infections (gastroenteritis), intra-abdominal infections, skin and soft tissue infections, bone and joint infections, and anthrax inhalation exposure. It is also used as prophylaxis of invasive infections such as meningitis (brain inflammation) and in the management of patients with low white blood cell counts (neutropenia) who have a fever that is suspected to be due to a bacterial infection.
Common side-effects include nausea, diarrhea, joint pains in children. Other uncommon side-effects like fungal superinfections, high concentration of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, decreased appetite, hyperactivity or agitation, headache, dizziness, sleeping problems, or taste disorders, vomiting, abdominal pain, digestive problems such as stomach upset, (indigestion/heartburn), or wind, increased amounts of certain substances in the blood (transaminases and/or bilirubin), rash, itching, or hives, joint pain in adults, poor kidney function, pains in your muscles and bones, feeling unwell (asthenia), or fever, increase in blood alkaline phosphatase (a certain substance in the blood) may also occur.
Caution should be taken while taking following medicines along with Ciprofloxacin: Vitamin K antagonists (e.g. warfarin, acenocoumarol, phenprocoumon or fluindione) or other oral anti-coagulants, theophylline, phenytoin, ropinirole, phenytoin, cyclosporine, probenecid, metoclopramide, methotrexate, tizanidine, clozapine, olanzapine, anti-arrhythmics (e.g. quinidine, hydroquinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol, dofetilide, ibutilide), tricyclic antidepressants, some antimicrobials (that belong to the group of macrolides), some antipsychotics. Ciprofloxacin may increase the levels of the following medicines in your blood such as pentoxifylline, caffeine, duloxetine, lidocaine, sildenafil. Some medicines reduce the effect of ciprofloxacin such as antacids, omeprazole, mineral supplements, sucralfate, a polymeric phosphate binder (e.g. sevelamer or lanthanum carbonate), medicines or supplements containing calcium, magnesium, aluminium or iron). Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Ciprofloxacin belongs to the group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. They cure the infection by inhibiting the DNA formation and killing the bacteria.
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