Ciprofloxacin (By injection)
Treats infections and is given to people who have been exposed to anthrax. This medicine is a quinolone antibiotic.
Antibiotic, Antitubercular (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Ciprofloxacin belongs to the class of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
Your doctor may give you a few doses of this medicine until your condition improves. Then you may be switched to an oral medicine that works the same way. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not use this medicine together with tizanidine.
Some medicines and foods can affect how ciprofloxacin works. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:Clozapine, olanzapine, cyclosporine, lidocaine, methotrexate, phenytoin, probenecid, ropinirole, theophylline Blood thinner, such as warfarin Depression medicine Diabetes medicine Heart medicine Medicine to treat mental illness NSAID pain or arthritis medicine, such as aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib Steroid medicine, such as hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisone
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not receive this medicine if you had an allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin or similar medicines.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney, liver, or heart disease, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, or a history of heart rhythm problems, seizures, or stroke. Tell your doctor if you have ever had tendon or joint problems, including rheumatoid arthritis, or if you have received a transplant.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Tendinitis and tendon rupture (may happen after treatment ends) Liver damage Severe diarrhea Nerve damage in the arms or legs Heart rhythm changes
This medicine may make you dizzy, drowsy, or lightheaded. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
Drink extra fluids so you will urinate more often and help prevent kidney problems.
This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Change in how much or how often you urinate
Diarrhea that may contain blood
Fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness
Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat
Numbness, tingling, weakness, or burning pain in your hands, arms, legs, or feet
Seizures, severe headache, unusual thoughts or behavior, trouble sleeping, confusion
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Pain, swelling, or redness where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Amerinet Choice Ciprofloxacin, Cipro IV, Cipro Iv Minibags, Ciprofloxacin, NovaPlus Ciprofloxacin
There may be other brand names for this medicine.