Cipro (Poncoflox) 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
Rated Poncoflox (Cipro) for Diverticulitis Report
I was prescribed Metronidazole AND Poncoflox 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 Poncoflox 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.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Remember to keep any routine appointments with your doctor. This is so your progress can be monitored.
- Poncoflox 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 Poncoflox.
- 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.
- Poncoflox 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 Poncoflox can affect the levels of sugar in your blood.
Poncoflox and Pregnancy
Before taking Poncoflox, women should let their doctor know if they are or may be pregnant or if they're breastfeeding.
It's unknown whether Poncoflox is safe to take during pregnancy.
Experts do know that Poncoflox 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 Poncoflox.
What Is Poncoflox (Cipro)?
Poncoflox is the generic form of the brand-name antibiotic Cipro.
Doctors prescribe Poncoflox to treat or prevent infections caused by various bacteria that are sensitive to Poncoflox.
The drug works by preventing bacteria from reproducing. Poncoflox belongs to a family of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Poncoflox in 1987 for Bayer Healthcare under the brand name Cipro.
In 2004, the FDA approved generic Poncoflox for several drug manufacturers.
Today, companies also sell Poncoflox under the brand names Cipro XR Extended-Release Tablets and Proquin XR Extended-Release Tablets.
Doctors prescribe Poncoflox to treat infections caused by many different species of bacteria, including:
Common infections treated with Poncoflox include:
Poncoflox won't work against infections caused by viruses (such as colds and the flu), so your doctor will prescribe Poncoflox only if it's very likely that you have a bacterial infection.
That's because using antibiotics like Poncoflox 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 Poncoflox 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.
¿Cómo debo tomar Poncoflox?
Siga todas las instrucciones en la etiqueta de su prescripción. No tome esta medicina en cantidades mayores o menores, o por más tiempo de lo recomendado.
Tome Poncoflox con agua, y beba fluidos adicionales para mantener a sus riñones funcionando apropiadamente.
Poncoflox puede tomarse con o sin comida, pero tómelo a la misma hora cada día.
Agite bien la suspensión oral (líquida) por 15 segundos antes de medir una dosis. Mida la medicina líquida con la jeringa de medición que viene con su medicina, o con una cuchara o taza de medición especial. Si no tiene con qué medir la dosis de su medicina, pídale una cuchara o taza de medición a su farmacéutico. No administre Poncoflox en suspensión oral por un tubo de alimentación.
No triture, mastique, o rompa una tableta de liberación extendida. Tráguela entera.
Use esta medicina por el tiempo completo que su médico se la prescribió. Sus síntomas pueden mejorar antes de que la infección esté completamente curada. Saltarse dosis también puede aumentar su riesgo de infección adicional que será resistente a antibióticos. Poncoflox no cura una infección viral como la gripe o el resfrío común.
No comparta esta medicina con otra persona, aunque tengan los mismos síntomas que tiene usted.
Guarde a temperatura ambiente lejos de la humedad o el calor. No permita que la medicina en líquido se congele. Bote cualquier líquido no usado después de 14 días.
Generic Name: Poncoflox (oral) (SIP roe FLOX a sin)Brand Names: Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR
Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Last updated on Dec 13, 2018.
Rated Poncoflox (Cipro) for Sinusitis Report
I took one pill 13 hours ago and now my left leg is one giant tendor cramp. Stopping the course after one pill. Hope it isn't permanent. Was mot warned by doctor of all the side effects that could happen and hopefully they don't rear their ugly heads after just one pill.
Rated Poncoflox (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 Poncoflox 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 Poncoflox. 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.
Cipro (Poncoflox) 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.
How to take Poncoflox
- Before you start taking Poncoflox, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from ins >
Rated Poncoflox (Cipro) for Urinary Tract Infection Report
Please beware and stay away, I got bad tinnitus after only 5 tablets (500 mg), it has persisted for 4 months now, despite all kinds of treatments. Slowly losing hope.
¿Qué debería discutir con el profesional de la salud antes de tomar Poncoflox?
Usted no debe usar Poncoflox si es alérgico a éste, o si:
- usted también está tomando tizanidine; o
- usted es alérgico a otras fluoroquinolonas (gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, norfloxacin, y otras).
Es posible que no pueda usar Poncoflox si usted tiene un trastorno muscular. Dígale a su médico si usted tiene un historial de miastenia grave.
Para asegurarse que Poncoflox es seguro para usted, dígale a su médico si alguna vez ha tenido:
- problemas de los tendones, artritis u otros problemas de las articulaciones (especialmente en los niños);
- un trastorno muscular o nervioso;
- enfermedad del hígado;
- enfermedad del riñón;
- convulsiones o epilepsia;
- una her >
Poncoflox puede causar hinchazón o desgaste de un tendón (la fibra que conecta al hueso con el músculo en el cuerpo), en particular el tendón de Aquiles en el talón del pie. Esto puede ocurrir durante el tratamiento o hasta varios meses después de dejar de tomar Poncoflox. Los problemas en los tendones pueden ocurrir con mayor probabilidad en las personas mayores de 60 años, si usted toma medicamento esteroide, o si tiene un trasplante de riñón, corazón, o pulmón.
No dé esta medicina a un niño sin el consejo médico. Problemas de los tendones o las articulaciones pueden ser más probables en un niño que está tomando Poncoflox.
No se conoce si esta medicina causará daño al bebé nonato. Dígale a su médico si usted está embarazada
Poncoflox puede pasar a la leche materna y causarle daño al bebé lactante. Usted no debe amamantar mientras usa esta medicina.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Poncoflox only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Poncoflox, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. Do not take more than two doses of the tablets or suspension or more than one dose of the extended-release tablets in one day.
Rated Poncoflox (Cipro) for Intraabdominal Infection Report
lol @ "All my tendons turned to jello and had to be removed and replaced with kangaroo ligaments. The medical bill for that took my entire savings and my house, and I had to sell my children for medical experiments." It is a tongue in cheek review that contends all the bad reviews are lying. And you can easily tell it's true. IDK why, are they shills from another Pharmaceutical? Cipro saved my life from some unknown infection 9 years ago (possibly sepsis, just abdominal and overall horror I can't describe), after Levaquin ($175) didn't finish the job and the infection bounced back to kill me this time. Yeah, $30 Ciproflaxicin took care of the bitch in 3 days. Cipro has knocked every other (like 3 times in 20 years) thing I've taken it for instantly and with no side effects whatsoever. My brother, a doctor was gonna take me to the IR for IV.I had no insurance. Cipro literally saved my life (and life savings).