Ciprotab: Uses, Dosage & Side effects

Ciprotab tablet is an antibiotic containing ciprofloxacin. It is a bacteria killer medicine, it treats bacterial infections that affects the skin, joints and respiratory tracts. It also treats typhoid infections.

MEDICINE DESCRIPTION   

CIPROTAB is a quinoline antibiotics, used for the treatment of bacterial infections. It is a film – coated bilayer tablet containing ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and ciprofloxacin betaine. It may be taken alone, or with other medications.     The tablet is available in 500mg and 1000mg tablet strength and each tablet contains 500mg of ciprofloxacin as its Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API).

Mechanism of Ciprotab Action

Ciprofloxacin works by stopping the growth of bacteria infection, including bone and joint infections, typhoid fever and urinary tract infections. The inactive ingredients include; crospovidone, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, silica colloidal, succonic acid, among others. Although greatly effective, it must be known that Ciprotab can only be used in treatment of bacteria infections. It is ineffective in treatment of viral infections (common cold), and any infections not bacteria related. 

Directions of Use of Ciprotab

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Ciprotab 500mg

Proper culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment in order to isolate and identify the causative agent and determine the agents susceptibility to Ciprotab. Thus, help to prevent the tendency of bacterial resistance to the drug.   

The dosage to be taken depends on the type of infection and patients information. For instance, A patient with severe infection and severe renal dysfunction, may be prescribed a unit dose of 750mg at a certain interval.

Certain considerations should be noted before the administration of Ciprotab: It is recommended to take Ciprotab 1-2 hours before or after taking an antacid or ant dairy products. This is so neither the antacid nor dairy product interfares with the medicine’s effectiveness. Patients should be adequately hydrated especially when taking the medication, in order to prevent the formation of highly concentrated urine. In the course of treatment, if a patient misses a dose, it should be taken immediately as he remembers, but not 6 hours prior to the next schedule dose as this may result in overdosing effects. Double doses should not be taken to compensate for missed ones.

Ciprotab Side Effects

Along with their useful effects, Ciprotab may cause the following side effects; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and headache.    

In certain cases, these side effects may be severe to cause situations such as; dizziness, fast heart rate, nervousness, confusion, paranoia, hallucination, bruising, stiffness, swelling, severe chest pain, shortness of breath, little or no urination, poor vision, and many money. At notice of any of the above mentioned severe cases, patients are advised to consult immediately with their doctors.


RESTRICTIONS

Certain categories of people are advised strictly not to be on Ciprotab medication. This is so that they avoid risk of any health issues, or to prevent any complications of already existing health concern. For example: A pregnant woman or a lactating mother. This is because the medicine can be passed on to the foetus, or to the nursing child through the mother’s milk. Because of this, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recommends that the risk could be serious, such as articular damage (inflammation or damage in the joints) in infants, lactating mother’s are advised against it.— A patient suffering with kidney failure, epilepsy or tendonitis.— A diabetic patient— People with serious allergies to a medicine— If you are already on another medication.   Therefore, it is important that the doctor is aware of your health status before he prescribed Ciprotab or any medication at all.


CAUTION

Like every other antibiotics, it is advised to finish the medication once started. You want the bacteria dead, not unconscious, so kill it the right way, by finishing the medicine.
Prevent bacteria growth, get your doctor to prescribe the bacteria-killing tablet, CIPROTAB!!!

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