Cipron is prescribed to treat bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin is sometimes used for treating people who have been exposed to anthrax. Anthrax is a severe infection usually brought about by terrorist activities. The extended release version of Cipro tabs is used for treating UTI or urinary tract infection. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic of the class fluoroquinolones and it kills the bacteria which are causing infection in patients. Cipro may also be used for joint pain or ear infections.
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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT CIPRO IS USED FOR. A RELATIVE OF MINE IS BEING TREATED FOR A SUPPOSED INFECTION BUT THE DOCTORS ARE NOT TELLING USE WHAT KIND OF INFECTION OR WHAT IS WRONG. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF AILMENTS THAT CIPRO IS USED FOR. I...
by DIONYSIANNA in HERSHEY, PA., 12/05/2005
Cipro IV (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information
Cipro IV (Injection)
Cipro IV (Injection) Medication Classification
Cipro IV (Injection) Brandname
Cipro IV (Injection) is used for the Treatment
Ciprofloxacin (sip-roe-FLOX-a-sin) Treats infections that are caused by bacteria. This medicine is a fluoroquinolone (floor-oh-KWIN-oh-lone) antibiotic.
When To Not Use Cipro IV (Injection)
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin or to similar medicines such as levofloxacin (Levaquin®), gatifloxacin (Tequin), norfloxacin (Noroxin®), or ofloxacin (Floxin®). This medicine should not be given to children.
How Should You Use Cipro IV (Injection)
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins. This medicine is given slowly, so the needle will remain in place for about an hour.
- You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
- Never share your medicine with anyone. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper Cipro IV (Injection) Storage
Store Cipro IV (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cipro IV (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Cipro IV (Injection)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using blood thinners (Coumadin®), cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), probenecid (Benemid®), theophylline, or diabetes medicine taken by mouth (such as glyburide, Amaryl®, Actos, Avandia®, Glucotrol®, Glucophage®).
- Avoid caffeine (coffee, soda, chocolate) while you are using this medicine.
Cipro IV (Injection) Warnings
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of heart disease, heart rhythm problems, kidney disease, hypokalemia (low blood potassium), stroke, or seizure disorder (such as epilepsy).
- Your doctor will need to check your blood or urine at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
- This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.
- Call your doctor if you have pain, swelling, or tearing of a tendon, such as in the back of your knee or ankle, in your shoulder or elbow, or in your hand or wrist. You may need to stop using the medicine.
Cipro IV (Injection) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
- Chest pain, or fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- Unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, redness, blistering, or peeling
- Yellow eyes or skin If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Dizziness, nervousness, anxiety, confusion, or agitation
- Muscle or joint pain
- Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation
- Pain, swelling, or irritation where the IV needle is placed / shot is given
- Sores or white patches in your mouth or throat
- Vaginal itching or discharge