What other drugs will affect Ciflosin?
Before giving Ciflosin, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given warfarin, theophylline, probenecid, insulin or oral diabetes medication such as Glipizide, an NSAID such as carprofen, Deramaxx or other, Phenytoin or cyclosporine modified. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Ciflosin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Your dose of Ciflosin will depend on the type of bacterial infection you have.
Ciflosin comes in regular and extended-release tablets and as a liquid.
Take regular tablets or the liquid twice a day (morning and evening) at about the same time each day, and take extended-release tablets once a day.
Swallow all tablets whole. Don't crush, split, or chew them.
Regular tablets come in 250, 500, and 750 milligrams (mg).
Some typical doses for common infections using regular tablets include:
- Uncomplicated gonorrhea infection: 250 mg, single dose
- Uncomplicated urinary tract infection: 250 mg every 12 hours for three days
- Bacterial diarrhea: 500 mg every 12 hours for five to seven days
- Acute sinusitis: 500 mg every 12 hours for 10 days
- Severe pneumonia: 750 mg every 12 hours for seven to 14 days
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis: 500 mg every 12 hours for 28 days
- Moderate bone or joint infection: 500 mg every 12 hours for four to six weeks
If you experience any of the following symptoms, or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, stop taking Ciflosin and call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical help:
- severe diarrhea (watery or bloody stools) that may occur with or without fever and stomach cramps (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
- peeling or blistering of the skin
- swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, lips, tongue, throat, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
- hoarseness or throat tightness
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- ongoing or worsening cough
- yellowing of the skin or eyes; pale skin; dark urine; or light colored stool
- extreme thirst or hunger; pale skin; feeling shaky or trembling; fast or fluttering heartbeat; sweating; frequent urination; trembling; blurred vision; or unusual anxiety
- fainting or loss of consciousness
- decreased urination
- sudden pain in the chest, stomach, or back
Ciflosin may cause problems with bones, joints, and tissues around joints in children. Ciflosin should not normally be given to children younger than 18 years of age unless they have certain serious infections that cannot be treated with other antibiotics or they have been exposed to plague or anthrax in the air. If your doctor prescribes Ciflosin for your child, be sure to tell the doctor if your child has or has ever had joint-related problems. Call your doctor if your child develops joint problems such as pain or swelling while taking Ciflosin or after treatment with Ciflosin.
Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking Ciflosin or giving Ciflosin to your child.
Ciflosin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
What happens if I overdose my pet on Ciflosin?
If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Ciflosin, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.
Rated Ciflosin (Cipro) for Bacterial Infection Report
My son has been prescribed this for SIBO alongside metronidazole. He's feeling on and off nauseous and a little bit dizzy, but mostly zoned out. The reviews had me in a major panic but he seems absolutely fine now. We are on day 5. On the plus side he is sleeping like a baby and says he can think more clearly.
Ciflosin is given to treat a bacterial infection. It is useful for treating infections such as chest infections, urine infections, prostatitis, infections of the digestive system, bone and joint infections, and some sexually transmitted infections. It works by killing the bacteria which are the cause of the infection.
Ciflosin side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Ciflosin (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
Ciflosin can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, side effects on your nerves (which may cause permanent nerve damage), serious mood or behavior changes (after just one dose), or low blood sugar (which can lead to coma).
Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
low blood sugar - headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, fast heart rate, or feeling anxious or shaky;
nerve symptoms in your hands, arms, legs, or feet - numbness, weakness, tingling, burning pain;
serious mood or behavior changes - nervousness, confusion, agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, memory problems, trouble concentrating, thoughts of suicide; or
signs of tendon rupture - sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, movement problems, or a snapping or popping sound in any of your joints (rest the joint until you receive medical care or instructions).
In rare cases, Ciflosin may cause damage to your aorta, the main blood artery of the body. This could lead to dangerous bleeding or death. Get emergency medical help if you have severe and constant pain in your chest, stomach, or back.
Also, stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out);
the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;
muscle weakness, breathing problems;
little or no urination;
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
increased pressure inside the skull - severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes.
Common Ciflosin side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain;
vaginal itching or discharge;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
¿Qué otras drogas afectarán a Ciflosin?
Dígale a su médico todas las medicinas que usa, y cualquiera que comience o deje de usar, especialmente:
- cyclosporine, methotrexate, phenytoin, probenecid, ropinirole, sildenafil, theophylline, o zolpidem;
- un anticoagulante (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
- un diurético o "pastilla para eliminar el agua";
- medicamento para el ritmo cardíaco;
- medicinas para el tratamiento de depresión o enfermedades mentales;
- antiinflamatorios no esteroides (AINE, NSAID por sus siglas en inglés) --ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, y otras; o
- medicina esteroide --prednisone, methylprednisolone, y otras.
Esta lista no está completa. Otras drogas pueden interactuar con Ciflosin, incluyendo medicinas que se obtienen con o sin receta, vitaminas, y productos herbarios. No todas las interacciones posibles aparecen en esta guía del medicamento.
Some drugs may affect the way Ciflosin works, and Ciflosin may affect other drugs you are taking.
It's very important to let your doctor know about all drugs you take, including over-the-counter (OTC) antacids, vitamins, and supplements.
Many antacids, vitamins, and supplements that contain magnesium, calcium, aluminum, iron, or zinc can interfere with Ciflosin.
Other OTC drugs, including such pain and fever medications as Advil, Aleve, and Motrin, may also interact with Ciflosin.
Ciflosin may increase the effects of caffeine.
If you drink caffeinated drinks or take OTC medications that contain caffeine while taking Ciflosin, you may have some caffeine side effects such as nervousness, sleeplessness, or anxiety.
You may not be able to take Ciflosin if you are also taking the drug theophylline to treat asthma and wheezing (brand names include Elixophyllin, Uniphyl, and Theo-24).
Serious reactions, including heart attack, decreased ability to breathe, and seizures, have happened when people took these medications together.
Other medications that interact with Ciflosin include:
- Blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
- Anti-seizure medication, including phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
- Certain antidepressants and medications to treat mental illness, such as clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo)
- Medications that contain caffeine, including Excedrin, NoDoz, and Vivarin
- The immunosuppressant cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
- The muscle relaxant tizanidine (Zanaflex)
- Diuretics (water pills)
- Certain drugs for irregular heartbeat, such as amiodarone (Cordarone), disopyramide (Norpace), and procainamide (Procanbid)
- The arthritis drug methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
- A drug used to treat nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and reflux called metoclopramide (Reglan)
- The type 2 diabetes drug glyburide (DiaBeta, Glucovance, Micronase)
- Some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn)
Rated Ciflosin (Cipro) for Cystitis Report
I was perscribed this for a UTI. An hour after taking it I developed severe and burning pain in my calves that eventually spread to my body. I couldn't stand for 2 days and could barely move for about a week. I'm still weak and exhausted and in pain and in its been a month now. All from ONE pill. This drug is horrible and I'm angry and upset that it was perscribed for something that could have been treated with a drug with far fewer and far less dangerous side effects.
How should I take Ciflosin?
Take Ciflosin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
You may take Ciflosin with or without food, at the same time each day.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) for 15 seconds before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon). Do not give Ciflosin oral suspension through a feeding tube.
Swallow the extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Use Ciflosin for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication. This medicine will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
Do not share Ciflosin with another person.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze. Throw away any unused liquid after 14 days.