What is ciprofloxacin 500mg used for?Chemical Name: CIPROFLOXACIN (sip-roe-FLOX-a-sin)
Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) Cipro medication is an antibiotic that is used to treat various bacterial infections. Take note that it does not treat viral infections like flu and the common cold. It is prescribed by doctors to treat the following bacterial infections:
- Bone infections
- Skin infections
- Urinary tract infection
- Lung infection
- Typhoid fever
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis
- Infectious diarrheas
- Urethral and cervical gonorrhea
- Acute uncomplicated cystitis
Active ingredient: ciprofloxacin
Read the leaflet provided carefully before starting the Cipro medication. The ciprofloxacin 500mg should be taken twice a day or as directed by the pharmacist or doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not chew but swallow it whole. Drink lots of fluids when you are taking this medication. Calcium-enriched food may decrease the effectiveness of this medicine that is why it better to take this medicine at least 6 hours after or 2 hours before such foods. For best results take this Cipro at evenly spaced intervals, preferably at the same time. Complete the course of the medicine even if the symptoms disappear because if you discontinue using early, the infection might return. Consult your doctor if there is no change in your condition.
If you are allergic to ciprofloxacin, tell your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor should be aware of your medical history especially if you have tendon problems, heart problems, or diabetes. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use this medication without consulting their doctor. You can easily buy Cipro medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Seek emergency medical help in case of severe skin reaction such as a sore throat, fever, or skin rash or if you see signs of allergic reaction such as swelling in your face, hives, and difficulty in breathing. Discontinue use of Cipro and consult your doctor immediately if you experience sudden swelling, pain, tenderness, movement problems or popping sound in your joints or burning pain, tingling, or numbness in your body. Other side effects include:
- Depression, paranoia, confusion, hallucinations, and suicidal thoughts
- Muscle weakness
- Severe stomach pain
- Skin rash
- Irregular heartbeat
- Anxiety, tremors
- Trouble sleeping
- Urination problems
- Severe headaches, pain behind the eyes
- Vision problems
Product Code: 1413
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.