Cipro, with a generic name ciprofloxacin, is in a pool of drugs, called fluoroquinolones. It is an antibiotic, Cipro is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent or slow anthrax after exposure. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat a number of infections including: infections of bones and joints, endocarditis, gastroenteritis, malignant otitis externa, respiratory tract infections, cellulitis, urinary tract infections, prostatitis, anthrax, chancroid, among others.
You should not use Cipro if you are taking tizanidine (Zanaflex), if you have a history of myasthenia gravis, or if you are allergic to ciprofloxacin (Cipro) or similar antibiotics such as gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and others.
How to consume
When you buy Cipro online, use it as prescribed by the doctor, follow the prescription and the guidelines. Take Cipro with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Drink several extra glasses of fluid each day while you are taking this medicine. Cipro may be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time each day. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) for at least 15 seconds just before you measure a dose. When taking the Cipro oral liquid, swallow it without chewing the medicine beads you may notice in the liquid. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) for at least 15 seconds just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
If you miss your dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is too late or almost the time of your next dose, take your next dose at scheduled time, and start a fresh routine. In the condition of the overdose, call your doctor and seek medical help,as overdose may have some severe symptoms on you.
Encounter with other drugs
Do not take Cipro together with tizanidine (Zanaflex). Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially: Metoclopramide; Phenytoin (Dilantin); Probenecid (Benemid); A blood thinner such as warfarin; Steroid medication (prednisone and others); Clozapine;Tizanidine (Zanaflex); Cyclosporine; Glyburide; Methotrexate. This list may be incompelete, as other drugs may also encounter with cipro, which may cause some severe effects to you, so always let your doctor know about the other medicines you use, to avoid any contradiction.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Cipro:hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Cipro and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as; Unusual pain anywhere in your body; The first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; Nausea, vomiting; Diarrhea that is watery or may contain blood sometimes; Seizure (convulsions); Pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, weakness; Urinating less than usual or not at all; Numbness; Dizziness or drowsiness. The list may be incomplete, and other side effects may also take place, not mentioned above, contact your doctor for medical help.
Store it well
After you buy Cipro, store it at room temperature away from moisture and heat and direct light. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.
Disclaimer: the above information provided is for your own reference. If you need to start the medicine under any circumstance(s) please consult your health care facilitator for a detailed plan to follow up.