|| Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
What is Cipflox?
Cipflox containing ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is considered a fluoroquinolones type of antibiotics. The medication works by fighting, stopping the growth and killing bacteria that is causing an infection. It can be used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, otitis media, conjunctivitis, gonorrhea and skin infections. Some people may also use the medication to treat or prevent anthrax if they have been exposed to anthrax germs in the air. The medication can be used to treat bacterial infections but will not work for viral infections such as the common cold or flu.
How is Cipflox used?
Cipflox is usually taken orally twice per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. It is recommended to swallow the tablets whole and not chewed, split or crushed before taking it as the tablets may have a bitter taste to it. Continue the medication until the fully prescribed amount is complete, even if all symptoms have disappeared, as abruptly discontinuing the medication may cause a relapse in the condition and allow the bacteria to become immune to the antibiotics.
Patients using Cipflox may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Vaginal itching or discharge
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Vision problems
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Joint or muscle pain
- Signs of new infection
The medication may cause sudden, serious and potentially permanent nerve damage.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Cipflox is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.