Before taking this medicine
You should not use Gamamax if you are allergic to it, or if:
you also take tizanidine; or
You also take theophylline
Gamamax may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon (the fiber that connects bones to muscles in the body), especially in the Achilles' tendon of the heel. This can happen during treatment or up to several months after you stop taking this medicine. Tendon problems may be more likely in certain people (children and older adults, or people who use steroid medicine or have had an organ transplant).
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
tendon problems, bone problems, arthritis, or other joint problems (especially in children);
blood circulation problems, aneurysm, narrowing or hardening of the arteries;
heart problems, high blood pressure;
a genetic disease such as Marfan syndrome or Ehler's-Danlos syndrome;
a muscle or nerve disorder, such as myasthenia gravis;
long QT syndrome (in you or a family member); or
low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia).
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Rated Gamamax (Cipro) for Diverticulitis Report
My muscles hurt so badly and my sodium levels dropped a lot. I felt like I was going to have a seizure. My fatigue was debilitating. I stopped Meds fearing what damage they were doing to me. I am still in muscle pain. Hard to walk. This needs to be removed from the market. Also was losing my brain functioning. Horrible horrible medication. Not sure if the generic made it worse or not BUT never again!!
How should I take Gamamax?
Take Gamamax exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
You may take Gamamax 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 Gamamax oral suspension through a feeding tube.
Swallow the extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Use Gamamax 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 Gamamax 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.
Clinical Trials Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
Clinical trials in patients with urinary tract infections enrolled 961 patients treated with 500 mg or 1000 mg CIPRO XR. The overall incidence, type and distribution of adverse reactions were similar in patients receiving both 500 mg and 1000 mg of CIPRO XR. The adverse reaction information from clinical studies does, however, provide a basis for identifying the adverse events that appear to be related to drug use and for approximating rates.
In the clinical trial of uncomplicated UTIs, CIPRO XR (500 mg once daily) in 444 patients was compared to Gamamax immediate-release tablets (250 mg twice daily) in 447 patients for 3 days. Discontinuations due to adverse reactions thought to be drug-related occurred in 0.2% (1/444) of patients in the CIPRO XR arm and in 0% (0/447) of patients in the control arm.
In the clinical trial of cUTI and acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis (AUP) defined as infections occurring in premenopausal, non-pregnant women with no known urological abnormalities or comorbidities, CIPRO XR (1000 mg once daily) in 517 patients was compared to Gamamax immediate-release tablets (500 mg twice daily) in 518 patients for 7 to 14 days. Discontinuations due to adverse reactions thought to be drug-related occurred in 3.1% (16/517) of patients in the CIPRO XR arm and in 2.3% (12/518) of patients in the control arm. The most common reasons for discontinuation in the CIPRO XR arm were nausea/vomiting (4 patients) and dizziness (3 patients). In the control arm the most common reason for discontinuation was nausea/vomiting (3 patients).
In these clinical trials, the following events occurred in ≥ 2% of all CIPRO XR patients: nausea (4%), headache (3%), dizziness (2%), diarrhea (2%), vomiting (2%) and vaginal moniliasis (2%).
Adverse reactions, judged by investigators to be at least possibly drug-related, occurring in greater than or equal to 1% of all CIPRO XR treated patients were: nausea (3%), diarrhea (2%), headache (1%), dyspepsia (1%), dizziness (1%), and vaginal moniliasis (1%). Vomiting (1%) occurred in the 1000 mg group.
Cipro (Gamamax) side effects list for healthcare professionals
The following serious and otherwise important adverse drug reactions are discussed in greater detail in other sections of labeling:
- Disabling and Potentially Irreversible Serious Adverse Reactions
- Tenditits and Tendon Rupture
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Central Nervous System Effects
- Exacerbation of Myasthenia Gravis
- Other Serious and Sometimes Fatal Adverse Reactions
- Hypersensitivity Reactions
- Serious Adverse Reactions with Concomitant Theophylline
- Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea
- Prolongation of the QT Interval
- Musculoskeletal Disorders in Pediatric Patients
- Development of Drug Resistant Bacteria
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The most common side effects of Gamamax are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and rash. Let your doctor know if you have any side effects.
Less common side effects include:
- Body aches
- Skin sensitivity to sunlight
- Loss of appetite
Serious side effects can also occur. If you have any of these side effects, stop taking Gamamax and call your doctor right away or call 911:
- Unusual thoughts or hallucinations
- Depression or suic >Back to Top
What is Gamamax?
Gamamax 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. Gamamax is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Rated Gamamax (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.
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Some eye infections are also treated with Gamamax. There is a separate medicine leaflet available called Gamamax eye preparations which provides further information about this.
- CrCl >50 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary
- CrCl 30-50 mL/min: 250-500 mg PO q12hr
- CrCl Enter a drug name and Gamamax
Rated Gamamax (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 Gamamax under current law you will have no means of legal recourse under current Federal and 47 States.