Drug Class: What is Cipro and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Cipro work?
Dosage: How should you take Cipro?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Cipro
Special information on Cipro
Cipro side effects
|Drug Class: What is Cipro and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Cipro 500 mg is used to treat infections of the lower respiratory tract, the abdomen, the skin, the bones and joints, and the urinary tract, including cystitis (bladder inflammation) in women. Generic Cipro 500 mg is also prescribed for severe sinus or bronchial infections, infectious diarrhea, typhoid fever, inhalational anthrax, infections of the prostate gland, and some sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea. Additionally, some doctors prescribe Generic Cipro 500 mg for certain serious
|Drug Mechanism: How does Cipro work?|
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 like Generic Cipro 500 mg.
|Dosage: How should you take Cipro?|
Generic Cipro may be taken with or without meals, but is best tolerated when
taken 2 hours after a meal. Drink plenty of fluids while taking Generic Cipro to prevent crystals from forming in your urine.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Cipro|
Serious and fatal reactions have occurred when Generic Cipro 500 mg was taken in combination
with theophylline (Theo-Dur). These reactions have included cardiac arrest, seizures,
status epilepticus (continuous attacks of epilepsy with no periods of consciousness),
and respiratory failure.
|Special information on Cipro|
Special information on Generic Cipro 500 mg, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: Although
there's reason to believe that Generic Cipro 500 mg poses little danger during
pregnancy, its effects have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or
plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately.
|Cipro side effects|
| Side effects of Generic Cipro 500 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in
intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Cipro 500 mg.
Most common side effect of Generic Cipro 500 mg: Nausea.
Less common side effects of Generic Cipro 500 mg: May include, abdominal pain/discomfort, diarrhea, headache, rash, restlessness, vomiting.
Rare side effects of Generic Cipro 500 mg: May
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