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Ciprox is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, and lungs (pneumonia). It cures the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms. Ciprox should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.
How to use Ciprox
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ciprox may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Avoid Ciprox with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, and cocoa beans.
How Ciprox works
Ciprox is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.
What if you forget to take Ciprox?
If you miss a dose of Ciprox, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Your doctor has prescribed Ciprox to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Discontinue Ciprox and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of your face and mouth, or difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn’t stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use not recommended (American Academy of Pediatrics Committee states that drug is compatible with nursing.
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