Rated Ciprolet (Cipro) for Gonococcal Infection -- Disseminated Report
I'm in Thailand and picked what the hospital described as a NGU infection. Tried some other antibiotics and they didnt work. Ended up getting prescribed this for get this 30 days 2 times a day 500 MG. Way to long from what im reading. Anywas after taking it I started having flu like symptoms. Feeling weak, severe headaches, dizziness, throat feels sore. The one thing is my NGU symptoms have improved. I'm 5 days in and im planning to take it for the 7 days but this brutal.
Adverse Laboratory Changes
Changes in laboratory parameters while on CIPRO are listed below:
Hepatic – Elevations of ALT (SGPT), AST (SGOT), alkaline phosphatase, LDH, serum bilirubin.
Hematologic – Eosinophilia, leukopenia, decreased blood platelets, elevated blood platelets, pancytopenia.
Renal – Elevations of serum creatinine, BUN, crystalluria, cylindruria, and hematuria have been reported.
Other changes occurring were: elevation of serum gammaglutamyl transferase, elevation of serum amylase, reduction in blood glucose, elevated uric acid, decrease in hemoglobin, anemia, bleeding diathesis, increase in blood monocytes, and leukocytosis.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cipro (Ciprolet)
Your dose of Ciprolet will depend on the type of bacterial infection you have.
Ciprolet 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
By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD
Latest Update: 2014-07-30 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
What should I avoid while giving Ciprolet to my pet?
Do not administer Ciprolet to pregnant pets, as it has detrimental effects on growing joints and bones. Do not give Ciprolet to pets younger than 1 year of age. It may also have a detrimental effect on growing large breed dogs as old as 2 years. Use with extreme caution on cats, especially those with pre-existing kidney failure. Use with caution in all pets with kidney disease, liver disease, central nervous system disorders, or epilepsy.
What is Cipro? How does it work (mechanism of action)?
Ciprolet is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. It stops the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA). The FDA approved Ciprolet in October 1987.
Ciprolet belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. Examples of other antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone class includes:
- CrCl >50 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary
- CrCl 30-50 mL/min: 250-500 mg PO q12hr
- CrCl Enter a drug name and Ciprolet
Rated Ciprolet (Cipro) for Bacterial Infection Report
So horrible!! Immediately would feel dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, no appetite, back aches, fever of 103.1, chills. I can’t believe I didn’t research taking this drug. I stopped taking it today and went to see a new doctor and he was appalled that another doctor would even prescribe this awful drug. It’s poison! Don’t take it!
What Is Ciprolet (Cipro)?
Ciprolet is the generic form of the brand-name antibiotic Cipro.
Doctors prescribe Ciprolet to treat or prevent infections caused by various bacteria that are sensitive to Ciprolet.
The drug works by preventing bacteria from reproducing. Ciprolet belongs to a family of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ciprolet in 1987 for Bayer Healthcare under the brand name Cipro.
In 2004, the FDA approved generic Ciprolet for several drug manufacturers.
Today, companies also sell Ciprolet under the brand names Cipro XR Extended-Release Tablets and Proquin XR Extended-Release Tablets.
Doctors prescribe Ciprolet to treat infections caused by many different species of bacteria, including:
Common infections treated with Ciprolet include:
Ciprolet won't work against infections caused by viruses (such as colds and the flu), so your doctor will prescribe Ciprolet only if it's very likely that you have a bacterial infection.
That's because using antibiotics like Ciprolet against viruses or other illnesses they can't treat increases the chance that in time they will no longer work against bacterial infections either.
Known as drug resistance, this growing worldwide threat develops because bacteria can adapt, making antibiotics less effective or not effective at all.
These multi-drug-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs," can spread through direct contact, or indirectly in food or water.
In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that a surge in gonorrhea rates in 17 American cities between 1991 and 2006 might have been due to Ciprolet resistance.
The CDC noted that roughly 820,000 gonorrhea cases develop in the United States each year and that antibiotic-resistant bacteria could affect treatment and control efforts for this sexually transmitted infection.