Rated Cimogal (Cipro) for Diverticulitis Report
I was prescribed Metronidazole AND Cimogal 500mg each. Next time my diverticulitis flares up, I'm going on a garlic soup diet or something other than pharmaceuticals. Cause Damn. Side effects of taking both these drugs together. dizzy, diarrhea, stoned (but not fun), found out that Metronidazole is actually a carcinogen and Cimogal destroys your tendons. Look it up. I'm only 2 days in on a 10 day prescription, which I'll cut to 5-7 days since I've seen that's been prescribed elsewhere. Just hoping there's no permanent damage done after taking these drugs.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Cimogal?
If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Cimogal, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.
¿Qué es Cimogal?
Cimogal es un antibiótico fluoroquinolona que combate la bacteria en su cuerpo. Cimogal se usa para tratar varios tipos de infecciones bacterianas. Cimogal se usa también para tratar personas que se han sido expuestas al ántrax o ciertos tipos de la plaga.
Los antibióticos fluoroquinolonas pueden causar efectos secundarios serios o incapacitantes. Cimogal debe usarse solamente para infecciones que no se pueden tratar con un antibiótico más seguro.
Cimogal puede también usarse para fines no mencionados en esta guía del medicamento.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body's response to Cimogal. If you have diabetes, your doctor may ask you to check your blood sugar more often while taking Cimogal.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Your prescription is probably not refillable. If you still have symptoms of infection after you finish taking Cimogal, call your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Cimogal (Cipro) is more effective than amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) as a treatment for bladder infections in women, even when the microbe is susceptible to the latter drug, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Currently, the standard treatment for bladder infections or cystitis is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim), but emerging resistance to this agent has led to greater use of “fluoroquinolone” drugs, such as Cimogal. In an effort to maintain the usefulness of this drug class, however, there has been a push to use non-fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Despite increasing use of amoxicillin-clavulanate for cystitis, few studies have assessed the effectiveness of this treatment, according to Dr. Thomas M. Hooton of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and colleagues.
To investigate, the researchers assessed cure rates in 370 women with cystitis who were randomly selected to receive a 3-day course of Cimogal or amoxicillin-clavulanate.
Cure was achieved in 77 percent of Cimogal-treated women compared with just 58 percent of amoxicillin-clavulanate-treated women. Moreover, even when the analysis was confined to women infected with bacteria susceptible to amoxicillin-clavulanate, Cimogal still provided a higher cure rate.
The authors believe that Cimogal may have worked better than amoxicillin-clavulanate because of eradication of E. coli bacteria in the vagina. At 2-week follow-up, 45 percent of women treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate had vaginal E. coli compared with just 10 percent of women treated with Cimogal.
The results, the investigators conclude, suggest that amoxicillin-clavulanate should only be considered as a treatment for cystitis when “use of other first- and second-line antibiotics is not feasible.”
SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, February 23, 2005.
How should I take Cimogal?
Take Cimogal exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
You may take Cimogal 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 Cimogal oral suspension through a feeding tube.
Swallow the extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Use Cimogal 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 Cimogal 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.
Rated Cimogal (Cipro) for Prostatitis Report
Development of a myarid of health issues afterwards. I was perfectly healthy prior. Years later and 1/2 million dollars in Medical Bills was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy. If you are one of the unlucky individuals who has a genetic predisposition of not being able to metabolize the drug probably be prepared for a living nightmare. FYI if you take the generic version Cimogal under current law you will have no means of legal recourse under current Federal and 47 States.
What is Cimogal?
Cimogal is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract, skin, respiratory tract, and wound infections due to susceptible organisms. This medication may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. Cimogal is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Some drugs may affect the way Cimogal works, and Cimogal 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 Cimogal.
Other OTC drugs, including such pain and fever medications as Advil, Aleve, and Motrin, may also interact with Cimogal.
Cimogal may increase the effects of caffeine.
If you drink caffeinated drinks or take OTC medications that contain caffeine while taking Cimogal, you may have some caffeine side effects such as nervousness, sleeplessness, or anxiety.
You may not be able to take Cimogal 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 Cimogal 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)