Ciprofloxacin: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

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Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic, which belongs to the fluoroquinolones. It is fights against the bacteria. It is mainly used treat different types of bacterial infection. It is also used to treat the people who are suffering the infection anthrax.

Information about ciprofloxacin:

It is not to be used, in the Case of muscle disorder. Ciprofloxacin may cause swelling or tearing of tendon( the fiber that connects bones to muscle in the body).

Immediately call your doctor if the symptoms are like sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, or movement problems.

Dosage pattern of ciprofloxacin:

Adult dose

Bacillus anthracis:

IV: it is about 400mg to be taken intravenously for every 12hrs

Oral: it is about 500mg to be taken orally for every 12hrs

Duration of therapy: 60 days

Use: treatment of inhalation anthrax to reduce the incidence

Cutaneous bacillus anthrax:

IV: it is about 400mg for every 12hrs

Oral: it is about 500mg for every 12hrs

Duration of therapy: 60days

Use: treatment of inhalation anthrax to reduce the incidence

Anthrax prophylaxis:

IV: it is about 400mg to be taken intravenously for every 12hrs

Oral: it is about 500mg to be taken orally for every 12hrs

Duration of therapy: 60days

Use: treatment of inhalation anthrax to reduce the incidence

Intraabdominal infection:

IV: it is about 400mg to be taken intravenously for every for every 12hrs

Oral: it is about 500mg to be taken orally for every 12hrs

Duration of therapy: 60days

Joint infection:

IV: it is about 400mg to be taken intravenously for every 8-12hrs

Oral: it is about 500-750mg to be taken for every 12hrs

Duration of therapy: 14days

Use: treatment of bone and joint infection.

Plague:

IV: it is about 400mg to be taken intravenously for every 8-12hrs

Oral: it is about 500-750mg to be taken for every 12hrs

Duration of therapy: 14days

Use: treatment of bone and joint infection.

Pneumonia:

IV: it is about 400mg to be taken intravenously for every 8-12hrs

Oral: it is about 500-750mg to be taken for every 12hrs

Duration of therapy: 14days

Use: treatment of bone and joint infection.

Sinusitis:

IV: it is about 400mg to be taken intravenously for every 8-12hrs

Oral: it is about 500-750mg to be taken for every 12hrs

Duration of therapy: 14days

Use: treatment of bone and joint infection.

 Ciprofloxacin Side effects:

Severity: major

More common

Rare:

  • Changes in urination
  • Chest pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • Hearing loss
  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscle pain
  • Nightmares
  • Joint pains

Severity: minor

Less common

  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose

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