Generic Name - Ciprofloxacin
Category - Anti-Biotics
Generic for Cipro* is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Many common infections in humans are caused by single cell organisms, called bacteria. Bacteria can grow and multiply, infecting different parts of the body. Medicines that control and eradicate these bacteria are called antibiotics. Generic for Cipro* fights bacteria in the the body and is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin (Generic for Cipro*)works by killinga variety of bacteria, stops multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA).
Generic for Cipro* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Cipro* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Cipro* should not be taken by patients who have the following ailment conditions.
Kidney disease or
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Cipro*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Cipro* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericCipro*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Cipro* for Urinary Tract Infections is 250 milligrams taken every 12 hours. For cystitis in women, the dosage of Generic for Cipro* is either 100 milligrams or 250 milligrams every 12 hours.
Generic for Cipro* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Cipro* side Effects include difficulty breathing,
Fever, hallucinations, increased sensitivity to the sun or ultraviolet light, irregular heartbeat, palpitations or chest pain,joint, muscle or tendon pain and nervousness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Cipro*.
Generic for Cipro* and Pregnancy
The effects of Generic for Cipro* during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. Hence, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately and obtain medical opinion.
Generic for Cipro* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Cipro* does appear in breast milk and may affect bone development of the nursing infant.It is recommended to talk to your doctor and obtain medical opinion.
Generic for Cipro* and Pediatric
Generic for Cipro* is not approved for use by children younger than 18 years of age as it can affect bone development. Not withstanding the age, it is always best to consult your doctor and seek medical advice.
Generic for Cipro*and Geriatric
Generic for Cipro* is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this dug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function.Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function.
The above information about Generic for Cipro* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.