Before taking this medicine
You should not use Lapiflox if you are allergic to it, or if:
you also take tizanidine; or
You also take theophylline
Lapiflox 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.
What should I avoid while taking Lapiflox?
Do not take Lapiflox with dairy products such as milk or yogurt, or with calcium- fortified juice. You may eat or drink these products with your meals, but do not use them alone when taking Lapiflox. They could make the medication less effective.
Using caffeine while taking Lapiflox can increase the effects of the caffeine.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
Lapiflox could make you sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. Tell your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun.
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
Rated Lapiflox (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 Lapiflox 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 Lapiflox. 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.
Can Lapiflox cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Lapiflox. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
What other drugs will affect Lapiflox?
Before giving Lapiflox, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given warfarin, theophylline, probenecid, insulin or oral diabetes medication such as Glipizide, an NSAID such as carprofen, Deramaxx or other, Phenytoin or cyclosporine modified. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Lapiflox. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, stop taking Lapiflox and call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical help:
- severe diarrhea (watery or bloody stools) that may occur with or without fever and stomach cramps (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
- peeling or blistering of the skin
- swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, lips, tongue, throat, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
- hoarseness or throat tightness
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- ongoing or worsening cough
- yellowing of the skin or eyes; pale skin; dark urine; or light colored stool
- extreme thirst or hunger; pale skin; feeling shaky or trembling; fast or fluttering heartbeat; sweating; frequent urination; trembling; blurred vision; or unusual anxiety
- fainting or loss of consciousness
- decreased urination
- sudden pain in the chest, stomach, or back
Lapiflox may cause problems with bones, joints, and tissues around joints in children. Lapiflox should not normally be given to children younger than 18 years of age unless they have certain serious infections that cannot be treated with other antibiotics or they have been exposed to plague or anthrax in the air. If your doctor prescribes Lapiflox for your child, be sure to tell the doctor if your child has or has ever had joint-related problems. Call your doctor if your child develops joint problems such as pain or swelling while taking Lapiflox or after treatment with Lapiflox.
Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking Lapiflox or giving Lapiflox to your child.
Lapiflox may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
¿Qué otras drogas afectarán a Lapiflox?
Dígale a su médico todas las medicinas que usa, y cualquiera que comience o deje de usar, especialmente:
- cyclosporine, methotrexate, phenytoin, probenecid, ropinirole, sildenafil, theophylline, o zolpidem;
- un anticoagulante (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
- un diurético o "pastilla para eliminar el agua";
- medicamento para el ritmo cardíaco;
- medicinas para el tratamiento de depresión o enfermedades mentales;
- antiinflamatorios no esteroides (AINE, NSAID por sus siglas en inglés) --ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, y otras; o
- medicina esteroide --prednisone, methylprednisolone, y otras.
Esta lista no está completa. Otras drogas pueden interactuar con Lapiflox, incluyendo medicinas que se obtienen con o sin receta, vitaminas, y productos herbarios. No todas las interacciones posibles aparecen en esta guía del medicamento.
- Lapiflox is an antibiotic used to treat infections in pets caused by susceptible bacteria.
- Do not give Lapiflox to any pet other than the pet for whom it was prescribed.
- Do not give to puppies younger than 28 weeks of age.
Do not give Lapiflox with vitamin/mineral products.
Rated Lapiflox (Cipro) for Bacterial Infection Report
My son has been prescribed this for SIBO alongside metronidazole. He's feeling on and off nauseous and a little bit dizzy, but mostly zoned out. The reviews had me in a major panic but he seems absolutely fine now. We are on day 5. On the plus side he is sleeping like a baby and says he can think more clearly.
Michael Stewart, Reviewed by Sid Dajani | Last edited 25 May 2017 | Certified by The Information Standard
Take your doses at regularly spaced intervals (ideally every 12 hours), and drink several glasses of water each day.
It is important to complete the full course of treatment. This is to prevent the infection from coming back.
Some things can interfere with Lapiflox. Do not drink milk or take antacids or vitamin supplements containing iron or zinc, during the two hours before you take Lapiflox or during the two hours after you have taken a dose. It will reduce the effectiveness of your treatment.
What is the most important thing I should know about Lapiflox?
Lapiflox is a prescription medication that is not FDA-approved for veterinary use. Do not use Lapiflox in pets younger than one year of age.
What is the most important information I should know about Lapiflox?
Lapiflox can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, nerve damage, serious mood or behavior changes, or low blood sugar.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have symptoms such as: headache, hunger, irritability, numbness, tingling, burning pain, confusion, agitation, paranoia, problems with memory or concentration, thoughts of suicide, or sudden pain or movement problems in any of your joints.
In rare cases, Lapiflox may cause damage to your aorta, which could lead to dangerous bleeding or death. Get emergency medical help if you have severe and constant pain in your chest, stomach, or back.