Cipro is widely used in the medical practice due to the stable antibacterial action. This antibiotic helps to quickly remove an acute condition of the typical symptoms of the bacterial infection and stop a course of the chronic infectious-inflammatory processes.
Ciprofloxacin is the main active ingredient of Cipro but the pills also include other non-active ingredients which help a pill to quickly dissolve in the gastro-intestinal tract. Ciprofloxacin provides a bactericidal action to the pathogenic microflora which is actively developed and at rest.
The action of Cipro affects the DNA of bacteria and they cannot grow and develop because of the breakage of their biological chains. They begin to die under the action of the natural protective body functions.
Cipro is not an antibiotic from the group of quinolones of 2 generation which are known by their high pharmacological safety. The side effects seldom appear if all doctor’s recommendations are followed. A course of the infectious process can be changed with the help of Cipro within 7-10 days and morbific bacteria will be kipped, so that a patient’s health will be improved.
Indications for the use
Cipro can be used during infections caused by gram-negative aerobic bacteria, gram-positive aerobic bacteria and intracellular originators:
- Infections of the ear, nose and throat
- Inflammatory infections of the respiratory system
- Infections of the bone tissue, connective tissue and joints
- Inflammation of the kidney and urinary tract infections
- Infections of the gastrointestinal tract
- Infections of the genitals in both men and women
In what dose is Cipro used?
A bioavailability of Cipro is increased during the use of the pills on an empty stomach but if you have nausea, stomachache or digestion upset during the use of the drug on an empty stomach, Cipro may be used after meals. The Cipro pills are taken 1-2 times per day depending on the daily dose.
The standard dose of Cipro is 500 mg every 12 hours within 7-10 days to treat infectious diseases of the middle severity.
If genital infections, or inflammation of the brain membranes, or infections of the central nervous system, the antibiotic Cipro should be used in the dose of 750 mg every 12 hours within 14-60 days depending on the severity of the disease.
If the medical symptoms of the infection completely disappeared, the treatment is continued within at least 3 days to prevent a relapse.
In case of the Cipro overdose, the side effects may be increased in the central nervous system and gastro-intestinal tract. There is no specific treatment of the overdose symptoms. If the overdose is suspected, a patient should be controlled. If a patient feels sick, a hospitalization is required.
- Do not take bacteriostatic antibiotics with Cipro because they worsen its action
- Using Cipro with anticoagulants increases a chance of bleedings because a number of platelets is significantly increased
- If you decide to take Cipro with non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, there is a high risk of spasms.
- Patients with kidney diseases divide the daily dose of Cipro into 2 times
- Cipro may be used by patients over 18 years old who have a completely formed skeletal
- Cipro is contraindicated during pregnancy. This restriction does not do with lactation. It is necessary to use a bottle feeding for a child during the treatment.