¿Cuál es la información más importante que debo saber sobre Ciprofur?
Usted no debe usar Ciprofur si usted también está tomando tizanidine.
Es posible que no pueda usar Ciprofur si usted tiene un trastorno muscular. Dígale a su médico si usted tiene un historial de miastenia grave.
Ciprofur puede causar hinchazón o ruptura de un tendón (la fibra que conecta un hueso con un músculo en el cuerpo), en particular el tendón de Aquiles en el talón del pie. Este efecto puede ocurrir con mayor probabilidad si usted es mayor de 60, si usted usa medicamento esteroide, o si ha tenido un trasplante de riñón, corazón, o pulmón.
Llame de inmediato a su médico su usted tiene dolor súbito, hinchazón, moretones, sensibilidad, rigidez, o problemas para mover cualquiera de sus articulaciones. Descanse la articulación hasta que reciba cuidado médico o instrucciones.
Rated Ciprofur (Cipro) for Salmonella Gastroenteritis Report
Was hospitalized because of salmonella infection. Taking Siv-Ciprofloxin 500mg. Doing a 2 week run of this. My potassium level became low, I believe Ciprofur is responsible since I was prescribed it monthly since January 2019, then again now. My legs, joints/bones have increased pain, it’s like it’s stirring up my MS. I have also noticed that “brain fog” goes hand in hand with Ciprofur. I do not want to recommend this drug at all, like I mentioned, been on this regularly and it dosnt seem to working or I wouldn’t still b taking it. Very disgusted with big pharma, making a profit on our times of sickness and pain.
Important: there are also a number of rare but more serious side-effects which have been associated with Ciprofur. Speak with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:
- An allergic-type reaction, such as swelling around your face or mouth, a skin rash, or any difficulty breathing.
- Pain or inflammation in your muscles, tendons or joints (possible tendinopathy).
- Any feelings of pain, burning, tingling, numbness or weakness.
- Any problems with your vision or eyes, or changes to taste, smell or hearing.
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to the medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Rated Ciprofur (Cipro) for Sinusitis Report
21 yr old female. This was prescribed by the Urgent Care since I'm allergic to Amoxicillin. First day was okay no issues besides light stomach pain, second day the inner corners of my knees and elbows became sore/swollen (maybe 2-3/10 pain not too bad but uncomfortable), third day the soreness moved to my neck (Pain now on 4-5/10 scale). On the 4th day now and I'm scared to keep taking the drug. I called the Urgent Care to simply ask for a change in medicine but with the side effects I'm experiencing they actually told me to go to the ER because Cipro can cause tendonitis and even tendon rupture. I'm a broke 21 yr old so I am not going to the ER, but I sure as hell will never let anyone prescribe me this drug ever again. I'd say if you have no symptoms I'm glad this drug works for you, but if you experience anything like muscle/joint pain to stop taking the drug and ask for something else/go to a different doctor.
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 Ciprofur. If you have diabetes, your doctor may ask you to check your blood sugar more often while taking Ciprofur.
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 Ciprofur, 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.
What are the important side effects of Cipro (Ciprofur)?
Cipro and Cipro XR as well as other antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics has been associated with tendonitis and even tendon rupture, particularly the Achilles tendon. Some doctors and other medical professionals recommend that their patients discontinue vigorous exercise while they are taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Fluoroquinolones have neuromuscular blocking activity and can worsen muscle weakness in individuals with myasthenia gravis.
The most common side effects of Cipro, Cipro XR are:
Anaphylaxis, or shock, is a rare allergic reaction to this drug. This allergic reaction is a medical emergency and you are experiencing these symptoms seek medical immediately.
Symptoms of shock include:
- Cardiovascular collapse
- Facial or throat swelling
- Shortness of breath
Other possible serious side effects of Cipro, Cipro XR include:
- Peripheral neuropathy
- toxic psychosis,
- depression, and
Other serious side effects and adverse events of Cipro, Cipro XR include:
Cipro, Cipro XR should be used with caution in patients with central nervous system diseases such as seizures, because rare seizures have been reported in patients receiving Cipro, Cipro XR.
Cipro, Cipro XR should be avoided in children and adolescents less than 18 years of age, as safe use in these patients has not been established.
Many antibiotics, including Cipro, Cipro XR, can alter the normal bacteria in the colon and encourage overgrowth of a bacterium responsible for the development of inflammation of the colon, (C. difficile or pseudomembranous colitis). Patients who develop signs of pseudomembranous colitis after starting Cipro, Cipro XR (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and possibly shock) should contact their doctor immediately.
How to use Ciprofur
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Ciprofur and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication may be taken with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day (every 12 hours) in the morning and evening.
Shake the container well for 15 seconds before pouring each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Do not chew the contents of the suspension.
Do not use the suspension with feeding tubes because the suspension may clog the tube.
The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Take this medication at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking other products that may bind to it, decreasing its effectiveness. Ask your pharmacist about the other products you take. Some examples include: quinapril, sevelamer, sucralfate, vitamins/minerals (including iron and zinc supplements), and products containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium (such as antacids, didanosine solution, calcium supplements).
Calcium-rich foods, including dairy products (such as milk, yogurt) or calcium-enriched juice, can also decrease the effect of this medication. Take this medication at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after eating calcium-rich foods, unless you are eating these foods as part of a larger meal that contains other (non-calcium-rich) foods. These other foods decrease the calcium binding effect.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist about safely using nutritional supplements/replacements with this medication.
For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.
Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Rated Ciprofur (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 Ciprofur under current law you will have no means of legal recourse under current Federal and 47 States.
Rated Ciprofur (Cipro) for Diverticulitis Report
I was prescribed Metronidazole AND Ciprofur 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 Ciprofur 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.
By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD
Latest Update: 2014-07-30 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
How should I take Ciprofur?
Take Ciprofur exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
You may take Ciprofur 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 Ciprofur oral suspension through a feeding tube.
Swallow the extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Use Ciprofur 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 Ciprofur 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.
Your dose of Ciprofur will depend on the type of bacterial infection you have.
Ciprofur 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
What drugs interact with Cipro (Ciprofur)?
Ciprofur is an inhibitor of human cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) mediated metabolism. Co-administration of CIPRO XR with other drugs primarily metabolized by CYP1A2 results in increased plasma concentrations of these drugs and could lead to clinically significant adverse events of the co-administered drug.
¿Cuáles son los efectos secundarios posibles de Ciprofur?
Busque atención médica de emergencia si usted tiene síntomas de una reacción alérgica: ronchas, o el primer signo de un sarpullido; latido cardíaco rápido, dificultad para respirar; hinchazón de la cara, labios, lengua, o garganta.
Ciprofur puede causar hinchazón o desgaste (ruptura) de un tendón. Ciprofur también puede tener efectos graves en sus nervios, y puede causar daño permanente de estos. Deje de usar esta medicina y llame de inmediato a su médico su usted tiene:
- signos de ruptura de un tendón --dolor súbito, hinchazón, moretones, sensibil >
También, deje de usar Ciprofur y llame a su médico de inmediato si usted tiene:
- dolor severo de estómago, diarrea que es acuosa o con sangre;
- dolor de cabeza con dolor de pecho y mareo severo, desmayo, y palpitaciones cardíacas rápidas o fuertes;
- el primer signo de cualquier sarpullido, no importa que sea muy leve;
- confusión, alucinaciones, pesadillas, paranoia, depresión, pensamientos de querer hacerse daño;
- debilidad muscular o dificultad para respirar;
- dolores de cabeza que continúan (a veces con visión borrosa);
- temblores, ansiedad, dificultad para dormir, sensación de inquietud o nerviosismo;
- sensación de desvanecimiento, como que se va a desmayar;
- aumento de la presión dentro del cráneo --dolores de cabeza severos, zumbido en sus oídos, mareo, problemas con la visión, dolor detrás de sus ojos;
- problemas del hígado --náusea, vómito, pérdida del apetito, dolor en la parte superior del estómago, picazón,fiebre, cansancio, orina oscura, heces de color arcilla, ictericia (color amarillo de la piel u ojos); o
- reacción severa de la piel --fiebre, dolor de garganta, hinchazón en su cara o lengua, quemazón en sus ojos, dolor de la piel, seguido por un sarpullido rojo o púrpura que se extiende (especialmente en la cara o la parte superior del cuerpo) y causa ampollas y descamación.
Efectos secundarios comunes pueden incluir:
- náusea, vómito, diarrea;
- sarpullido; o
- pruebas anormales de la función del hígado.
Esta lista no menciona todos los efectos secundarios y puede ser que ocurran otros. Llame a su médico para consejos médicos relacionados a efectos secundarios. Usted puede reportar efectos secundarios llamando al FDA al 1-800-FDA-1088.
Cipro (Ciprofur) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections including infections of the skin, lung or airways, lower respiratory tract, bones, joints, urinary tract, and many other types of bacterial infections.
Rated Ciprofur (Cipro) for Peritonitis Report
Took 1 dose of Cipro and 20 minutes after I suffered from horrible depression and paranoia without really having a track record of that kind of thing. Went to sleep and laid there for about 5 hours unable to fall asleep, and when I slept (I only got 3 hours of sleep) I had bad nightmares and woke up in a cold sweat. The next day my joints would not stop popping and my knees were dull aching and my joints feel weak. Feels so weird to walk now.
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Ciprofur?
Common Side effects of Ciprofur include:
Less common side effects of Ciprofur include:
Side effects of Ciprofur from postmarketing reports include:
- Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), erythema multiforme, exfoliative dermatitis, fixed eruption, photosensitivity/phototoxicity reaction
- Agitation, confusion, delirium
- Agranulocytosis, albuminuria, serum cholesterol and TG elevations, blood glucose elevation, hemolytic anemia, marrowdepression (life threatening), pancytopenia (life threatening or fatal outcome), potassium elevation (serum)
- Anaphylactic reactions (including life-threatening anaphylactic shock), serum sickness like reaction, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Loss of sense of smell, diminished touch sensation
- Constipation, indigestion, difficulty swallowing, gas, liver failure (including fatal cases), hepaticnecrosis, yellowing eyes or skin (jaundice), pancreatitis
- Hypertonia, hypotension (postural), increased INR (in patients treated with Vitamin K antagonists), QT prolongation, torsade de pointes, ventriculararrhythmia
- Myasthenia, exacerbation of myasthenia gravis, myoclonus, nystagmus, peripheral neuropathy that may be irreversible, phenytoin alteration (serum), polyneuropathy, psychosis
- Muscle pain, tendinitis, tendonrupture, toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell's Syndrome), twitching
- Infections: Candiduria, vaginal candidiasis, moniliasis (oral, gastrointestinal, vaginal), pseudomembranous colitis
- Renal calculi
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Do not drink or eat a lot of caffeine-containing products such as coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola, or chocolate. Ciprofur may increase nervousness, sleeplessness, heart pounding, and anxiety caused by caffeine.
Make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids every day while you are taking Ciprofur.