Cipro has is termed as a synthetic antibacterial agent and is a part of the fluoroquinolone family. It is made up of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. Cipro is administered in amounts of 250mg and 500mg.
How It Works
Bacteria undergo DNA replication in order to divide and increase their numbers. By doing so, they are able to spread, causing the infection to worsen. Fluoroquinolones are used to stop this from happening. These substances focus largely on the enzymes that enable DNA replication. By interrupting the process, the bacteria cannot multiply. This causes a much smaller number of bacteria to remain within the system. This is much more manageable for the body’s natural defenses to deal with.
Cipro can be used to tackle different infections in the lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, digestive tract, joints, and bones. It can also be used to overcome anthrax and the plague. Due to some of its potent adverse reactions, Cipro is largely limited to conditions that cannot be treated with milder antibiotics.
Cipro is an incredibly strong form of treatment. To make sure that you limit the amount of risk involved in consuming Cipro, you will need to consult with a medical expert. It is important to only take the amount that has been deemed appropriate and safe for your specific ailment. Do not deviate from these directions at all.
For pediatric patients:
Urinary tract infection – 10mg to 20mg per kilo of weight. Taken every twelve hours for about 10 to 21 days.
Anthrax exposure – 15mg for every kilo, every twelve hours for about two months
Plague – 15mg per kilo every eight to twelve hours, between ten to twenty one days
Skin infection – 500 to 750mg a day, every twelve hours for about a week to two weeks
Abdominal or digestive infections – 500mg at twelve hour intervals
Bone and joint infections – 500 to 750mg, every twelve hours for about a month or two
Anthrax exposure – 500mg, at twelve hour intervals for two months
Plague – 500mg to 750mg, every twelve hours for two weeks
Cipro has been known to produce some unpleasant side effects. Therefore, you should keep watch for:
Mucus discharge from the nose
Blocked nasal passages
Differences in urination patterns
Pain in the chest area
Changes to skin color
Presence of blood in stools
Lack of coordination
If the issues that manifest are quite dire, you should call emergency medical services immediately.
Cipro cannot be consumed by those who:
Have an existing allergy to one or more of the components of Cipro
Currently taking tizanidine
The following medical information should be shared with your clinician if it pertains to you:
Issues with tendons or joints
Myasthenia gravis or other muscular disorder
Long QT syndrome
Heart rhythm problems
Difficulty in swallowing pills
Lowered levels of potassium
Have been prescribed blood thinners
Do not let a child consume Cipro without a physician’s approval.
If you are an expectant mother or are considering nursing, you will need to understand the risks that these instances may entail with the consumption of Cipro.