Ciplox 500 mg
Ciplox is a wide-spectrum antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone class. It is administered for a number of infections, in particular respiratory, urinary, joints, bones and gastrointestinal infections. It is available as tablets with 500 mg strength for oral use. Tablets are typically taken q12h. The length of treatment and dosage titration is adjusted patient-specifically by the prescribing doctor.
What is Ciplox?
Ciplox belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Its main ingredient is ciprofloxacin, a synthetically derived antibacterial agent that works against many strains of bacterial pathogens, including Escherichia coli, Moraxella catarrhalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Legionella pneumophila, Haemophilus influenzae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes and a number of staphylococcosis. The drug is produced by Cipla and is available in film-coated tablets for oral administration.
When is Ciplox indicated?
Ciplox is indicated for treatment of various susceptible agents of infectious diseases of respiratory tract, abdominal, gastrointestinal, skin, soft tissue, bone, joint, pelvic, veneral and urinary tract. It is prescribed for endocarditis, anthrax, malignant otitis, cellulitis, cystitis, prostatitis, urethritis, chancroid, osteomyelitis, arthritis, endometritis and gonorrhea.
How to take Ciplox?
Ciplox tablets are usually administered twice a day at intervals of 12 hours and can be taken regardless to meals. The correct dosage must be adjusted by the doctor. For the majority of infections the adult dose is 250 mg – 750 mg q12h for 7 – 14 days depending on the severity of illness. For chronic bacterial prostatitis treatment 1000 mg is given once daily for 28 days. For anthrax treatment 500 mg is given q12h for 60 days. In case of uncomplicated gonococcal infections 250 mg is given as a single dose.
What are Ciplox side effects?
While on Ciplox one may have abnormal liver function test, rash, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache or stomachache. In rare cases there can develop more serious side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, tendon bruising, swelling or rupture, depression, hallucinations, difficulty sleeping, irregular heartbeat.
When is Ciplox contraindicated?
Ciplox is contraindicated to patients with known sensitivity to ciprofloxacin or any drugs of the quinolone class. Concomitant administration with tizanidine and any drug metabolized by CYP1A2 is contraindicated as well. The agent may also interact with some other drugs and certain foods leading to unwanted sequelae. Consult with your physician about all drug interactions and contraindications.
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