|| Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
What is Cipflox?
Cipflox can be used to treat bacterial infections such as otitis media, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, bronchitis, gonorrhea, pneumonia and skin infections. The active ingredient ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is considered a fluoroquinolones antibiotic that will help fight, stop the growth and kill the bacteria that is causing the infection. People who have been exposed to the anthrax bacteria in the air may also use the medication to prevent and treat anthrax infections. The tablets can be used to treat bacterial infections but cannot be used to treat viral infections such as the common cold or flu.
How is Cipflox used?
Cipflox is usually taken orally every 12 hours or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct length of treatment and dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The medication should be swallowed whole and not chewed, split or crushed before consumption as the tablets usually have a bitter taste. Continue the medication until the fully prescribed amount if finished, even if all symptoms seem to have healed, as abruptly discontinuing the medication may cause a relapse in the condition and the bacteria to become immune to the antibiotic.
Patients using Cipflox may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Vaginal discharge or itching
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Joint or muscle pain
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Vision problems
- 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.