Ciprofloxacin 500mg 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 virus infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
The tablet may have a bitter taste if you chew or crush it before taking it. Do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. The manufacturer recommends swallowing the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.
Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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Contraindications of Ciprofloxacin 500mg:
If allergic to ciprofloxacin or other ingredients of Cipro Tablet.
If you are on other quinolone medicines like moxifloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, or nalidixic acid. If you are not sure about which are the medicines ask the doctor.
Take tizanidine (a medicine used to treat muscle spasms).
Side effects of Ciprofloxacin 500mg:
Dosage of Ciprofloxacin 500mg:
An overdose causes headache, dizziness, tiredness, confusion, shakiness, hallucinations, difficulty in urination. If you experience the symptoms or think you have taken too much of Cipro Tablet, contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.