What else should I know about Cirpo?
- Storage of Cirpo:
- Tablets should be stored below 30 C (86 F).
- Extended release tablets should be stored between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).
- Microcapsules should be stored below 25 C (77 F) and protected from freezing. Injections should be stored between 5 C to 30 C (41 F to 86 F) and prevented from freezing.
- You need a prescription for Cipro from you doctor or other healthcare professional.
- Flokisyl is the generic name for Cipro and Cipro XR.
- Cipro is available in generic form.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Remember to keep any routine appointments with your doctor. This is so your progress can be monitored.
- Flokisyl may cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight than normal. Protect your skin by using a sunscreen, particularly if you are exposed to strong sunlight for a prolonged period of time. Do not use sunbeds.
- If you buy any medicines, check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with this antibiotic. In particular, do not take painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, while you are taking Flokisyl.
- Some people develop thrush (redness and itching in the mouth or vagina) after taking a course of antibiotics. If you think you have thrush, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
- This antibiotic may stop the oral typhoid vaccine from working. If you are due to have any vaccinations, make sure the person treating you knows that you are taking this medicine.
- Flokisyl may make you feel light-headed and impair your ability to concentrate. Make sure your reactions are normal before you drive and before you use tools or machines.
- If you have diabetes, you may need to check your blood glucose levels more regularly, as Flokisyl can affect the levels of sugar in your blood.
Rated Flokisyl (Cipro) for Diverticulitis Report
I was prescribed Metronidazole AND Flokisyl 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 Flokisyl 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.
Flokisyl and Pregnancy
Before taking Flokisyl, women should let their doctor know if they are or may be pregnant or if they're breastfeeding.
It's unknown whether Flokisyl is safe to take during pregnancy.
Experts do know that Flokisyl passes through breast milk, so it is not safe to take if you are breastfeeding.
Except for children with a few specific and serious infections, no one younger than 18 should take Flokisyl.