BRAND NAME: CIPROFEN-500
COMPOSITION: CIPROFLOXACIN 500 MG TAB
Ciprofloxacin 500 MG Tablet belongs to a class called quinolone antibiotics. It is used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea (STD), typhoid fever, infectious diarrhea, and infections of skin, bone, joint, abdomen, and prostate. Additionally, the medication is used to treat bronchitis, sinus infections, or urinary tract infections. Ciprofloxacin works by killing and stopping the growth of bacteria. Only Bacterial infections can be treated with this medication but it will not work for virus infections such as common cold, flu, etc. Over usage, and using Ciprofloxacin when not needed can cause the medication to not work for future doses.
Take the Ciprofloxacin 500 MG Tablet as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush, chew or break the tablets as it can cause irritation in the mouth. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Some people may observe a few side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, diarrhea, vaginal itching and/or discharge, pale skin, unusual tiredness, and sleepiness. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Ciprofloxacin or similar medicines. Store the Ciprofloxacin tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
Ciprofloxacin is primarily prescribed for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia; gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease); typhoid fever (a serious infection that is common in developing countries); infectious diarrhea (infections that cause severe diarrhea); and infections of the skin, bone, joint, abdomen (stomach area), and prostate (male reproductive gland). The medicine belongs to the category of drugs called antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. Ciprofloxacin works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.
Properly read the label given along the tablets. Do not crush, chew or break the tablets as it may cause irritation in the mouth. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. You can take the Ciprofloxacin tablets with or without food to avoid an upset stomach.
There are some possible side-effects of Ciprofloxacin Tablet that are mild to temporary and usually go away whenever the full course is completed. The side effects may vary in all the users as they depend on the health conditions and response to the medicine. You shall immediately inform your doctor in case the side effects get worse or persist with time. The range of Side-effects offered by Ciprofloxacin include:
Ciprofloxacin should be taken with extreme precautions for better results, and to avoid some side effects. Therefore, precaution for Ciprofloxacin includes the following: