Cipro (Ciprofloxacin)

What is Cipro?

Today's doctors and patients are greatly concerned about bacterial infections. This is especially true if the infection has been caused by a type of bacteria that is particularly hard to treat. In such cases, one medication that doctors often use for treatment is Cipro because it is effective against a lot of different types of bacteria.


Recommendations for Use

You can take this medication with or without food but you should always drink a full glass of water with it. Make sure to follow this up with several more glasses of water throughout the day, unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Regardless, it is important to never take Ciprofloxacin with antacids as they block the medication from being able to be absorbed. It is also important that you do not chew or crush this medication.

Since this is an antibiotic, like other antibiotics it will work best whenever the amount in your body is kept at a constant level. For this reason, you will want to take this medication at the same time everyday. In order to completely clear up your infection, you will need to continue to take this medication for its full course, even if you begin feeling better in just a few days. Usually you will take this medication twice each day for three days. Your doctor will explain this to you as will the patient information leaflet that comes from your pharmacy. If you happen to have any questions after reading this pamphlet, then make sure to speak with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. Make sure that you do not miss any doses of this medication. If you do happen to miss a dosage, you should take it as soon as possible. In the case that it happens to be close to the time when your next dosage is due, simply skip the dosage that you have missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two dosages at once.

Side Effects

This medication's safety level and effectiveness have been proven in patients from throughout the world. In fact, more than 300 million patients throughout the world use this medication without any major side effects