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      CIPLOX 500MG TAB

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      10 Units/pack

      MRP 45.36

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      CIPLOX 500MG TAB

      Ciplox 500MG tablet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Ciplox 500MG tablet is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections that affect your skin, joints, lungs, urinary tract. It is prescribed for treating community acquired pneumonia, bronchitis (swelling and irritation of airways that regulates air passage in lungs), cystitis (swelling of urinary bladder), prostatitis (swelling of prostate gland in men), joint infection (septic arthritis), pyelonephritis (swelling of kidneys), inhalation anthrax, plague, gonococcal infection (sexually transmitted infection). This medicine is not advised for treating a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is not effective in treating these infections. It is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient in Ciplox 500MG tablet is Ciprofloxacin 500MG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Ciprofloxacin works by inhibiting the formation of bacterial protective covering or cell wall which is fundamental for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, the medicine kills the infection causing bacteria and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Ciplox 500MG tablet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the formulation
      • Other quinolone antibiotics
      • Tendonitis
      • History or risk of QT prolongation
      • Known history of myasthenia gravis
      • Caution:
      • Muscle damage
      • Diarrhea
      • Antibiotic resistance
      • Central nervous system disorders
      • Gastrointestinal diseases
      • QT prolongation
      • Hepatic and renal impairment
      • Children
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Ciplox 500MG tablet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Diarrhea
      • Runny nose
      • Decreased appetite
      • Nausea and vomiting
      • Muscle pain
      • Sneezing

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Joint pain
      • Chest tightness
      • Numbness in hands
      • Black or tarry stools
      • Fever with chills
      • Stomach pain
      • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Ciplox 500MG tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      This medicine can be taken with or without food. Avoid taking antacids within one hour or two hours after you take the tablet as few antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine.
      Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of Ciplox 500MG tablet, symptoms vary but you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Vomiting
      • Nausea
      • Diarrhea
      • Epigastric distress
      • Convulsions
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take Ciplox 500MG tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustments may be needed. Close monitoring of kidney function is advised. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

      Liver:

      This tablet should be used with caution in patients with moderate and severe liver disease. Dose adjustments may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

      Pregnancy:

      This tablet is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      This medicine is not considered safe to use in lactating women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Alcohol:

      Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Driving:

      This medicine may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Intake of milk, cheese, yoghurt or any dairy products should be avoided as it may decrease the absorption of the tablet.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Ciplox 500MG tablet with medicines used in the treatment of gout (allopurinol, probenecid), escitalopram, tramadol, aspirin, ethinyl estradiol, anticoagulants (warfarin), antibiotics like tetracycline, quinidine, medicines for epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine), corticosteroids.

      Precautions
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degrees)
      • Keep the tablet out of reach of children
      • Protect from moisture and light
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Ciprofloxacin for:

      This medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract, skin, bones and joint infections. It is also used to treat gastrointestinal infections.

      How does Ciprofloxacin work:

      Ciprofloxacin works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.

      How should Ciprofloxacin be used:

      Adult- Oral- The recommended dose range is 250 to 750mgday in divided doses. It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. It also comes as eyeear drops to instill over the affected eyes.

      Common side effects of Ciprofloxacin :

      Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. Tendons may rarely get irritated and tear. Unsafe allergic effects may rarely happen.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Ciprofloxacin :

      Do not take Ciprofloxacin if you have a history of allergic reactions (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to similar antibiotics such as levofloxacin, lomefloxacin, moxifloxacin, nalidixic acid, norfloxacin or ofloxacin. - Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. - Do not take Ciprofloxacin if you are pregnant. - Do not give Ciprofloxacin to children or teenagers unless instructed by the doctor.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Pain in back of the ankle. • Joint pain or swelling. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet. Seizures. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Ciprofloxacin with other medicines:

      Do not take Ciprofloxacin at the same time as antacids or supplements that contain aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium or zinc. These reduce the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin. If you must take antacids or multivitamins containing aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium or zinc, take Ciprofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after such products. Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine). - any diabetes medicine. - theophylline (an asthma medicine). - amiodarone, sotalol (heart medicines). - psychiatric medicines. - phenytoin (an epilepsy medicine). - sucralfate, cisapride (gastric medicines). - other medicines such as didanosine, methotrexate, ciclosporin, ropinirole, tizanidine. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Do not take Ciprofloxacin with dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt or ice-cream. Dairy products reduce the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin when taken at the same time. Take Ciprofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after you have taken any dairy products. - Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and certain soft drinks. - Avoid alcohol.

      How do I store Ciprofloxacin :

      Store ciprofloxacin in the container it came in at room temperature. Keep it out of the reach of children.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Quinolones, Eye Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics, Ear Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Ciplox 500MG tablet?

      It is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections that affect your skin, joints, lungs, urinary tract. It is prescribed for treating community acquired pneumonia, bronchitis (swelling and irritation of airways that regulates air passage in lungs), cystitis (swelling of urinary bladder), prostatitis (swelling of prostate gland in men), joint infection (septic arthritis), pyelonephritis (swelling of kidneys), inhalation anthrax, plague, gonococcal infection (sexually transmitted infection). This medicine is not advised for treating a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is not effective in treating these infections. It is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Ciplox 500MG tablet?

      The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include diarrhea, runny nose, decreased appetite, nausea and vomiting, muscle pain, sneezing. Its use may lead to uncommon side effects such as joint pain, chest tightness, numbness in hands, black or tarry stools, fever with chills, stomach pain, white patches in the mouth or on the tongue.

      Q3. Should we take Ciplox 500MG tablet with food or without food?

      The tablet should be taken with food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Ciplox 500MG tablet?

      If you ever had kidney, liver or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the formulation, other quinolone antibiotics, tendonitis, history or risk of QT prolongation, known history of myasthenia gravis. Caution is advised among patients with muscle damage, diarrhea, antibiotic resistance, central nervous system disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, QT prolongation, hepatic and renal impairment, children, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q5. Does Ciplox 500MG tablet make you sleepy?

      The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Ciplox 500MG tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Ciplox 500MG tablet lead to?

      This tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, persistent diarrhea, convulsions, epigastric distress.

      Q7. Can I take Ciplox 500MG tablet during pregnancy?

      This tablet is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Ciplox 500MG tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Ciplox 500MG tablet?

      Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Q10. How to store Ciplox 500MG tablet?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Ciplox 500MG tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q12. Can we give Ciplox 500MG tablet to children?

      This tablet is not recommended for children below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Ciplox 500MG tablet?

      The duration of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 1-2 hours. You will start to feel better in 1-2 days after taking the tablet. But continue to use the medicine until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after medicine has begun.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Ciplox 500MG tablet last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is clinically not established.

      Q15. Can we take Ciplox 500MG tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is two tablets a day.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Ciplox 500MG tablet?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Ciplox 500MG tablet?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
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      CIPLA

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      CIPLA

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