Ciplox, professionally known as Ciprofloxacin, belongs to a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolone. This medication can cause serious side effects and therefore must only be used as a last resort.
How it works
Similar to any other antibiotic, Ciplox works by destroying the bacteria in the system. This way, the immune system is strengthened to a greater degree.
The medication is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. Apart from this, Ciplox is also used to treat those who been exposed to anthrax and certain types of plagues.
The medication is usually consumed once in every 12 hours. Always follow the prescription given by your doctor. You must not increase or decrease the dosage without consulting a physician. It is best to take the medication with water since it will enable your kidneys to function properly. Although the medication can be taken with or without food, you must make sure that you take your dose at the same time every day.
If you are consuming the medication in liquid form, make sure to shake the oral suspension well before you take your dose. You must measure the liquid with a particular measuring spoon, not with a usual kitchen spoon. On the other hand, if you are consuming the medication in drug form, you will have to swallow it whole. Do not chew or bite the tablet.
Do not skip your doses under any circumstances. This can worsen the state of your infection. Moreover, you must not stop the medication halfway through, even if the symptoms may seem to have disappeared. Terminating the treatment halfway can lead to the remission of the infection.
Listed below are some adverse effects that you may or may not experience while taking this medication. Although you may not experience all of the following effects, it is best to be aware about all of them.
Severe stomach pain
Headache with chest pain
Increased pressure on the skull
Signs of tendon rupture
Changes in mood or behavior
Severe skin reaction
If you experience any of the above, immediately stop taking Ciplox and get medical help since the adverse effects can get worse with time.
Make sure to inform your physician if you are already taking any other medications.
This medication can lead to swelling or even tearing of a tendon – especially if you are a senior citizen. So, be careful with the dosage at all times.
You cannot consume this medication if you are suffering from a muscle disorder. If you have this condition, inform your physician well ahead.
Do not take this medication with any dairy products since they can make the medication less effective.
Do not consume caffeine while taking this drug. Ciplox can enhance the effects of caffeine to a greater degree.
This medication can impair your thinking and reaction. Therefore, do not engage in any activity that requires you to pay full attention.
It is not proven that consuming Ciplox is 100% safe for the baby. Therefore, do not consume this medication if you are pregnant.
This medication can pass into breast milk and hence can harm the baby. So, do not breastfeed your infant while taking this medication.