What is Cipro Generic (Ciprofloxacin) ?
CIPRO is a generic name for antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin. The drug used is Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, which is a synthetic broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to the “Fluoroquinolone” class of antibiotics. Patients can Buy CIPRO Online which must be prescribed by a Physician to treat one or many amongst the following: skin infections, bone and joint infections, urinary tract infections, lung or other lower respiratory tract infections, acute sinusitis, acute and uncomplicated cystitis in females, complicated intra-abdominal infections, infectious diarrhoea, typhoid (enteric fever) and chronic (bacterial) prostatitis.
When patients buy CIPRO online, the drug is available as film coated tablets in 250mg, 500mg and 750 mg (Ciprofloxacin equivalent) strengths.
Mechanism of actions:
It arrests the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their DNA (genetic material). The bactericidal action of CIPRO results from inhibition of topoisomerase II (DNA gyrase) and IV which are required in bacterial DNA replication, repair, recombination and transcription.
Possible Side-effects of Cipro:
- After the patients get CIPRO online, they should understand the possible side-effects borne by the drug. One must consult one’s physician, if he shows serious symptoms after the intake of dose as given below:
- Rapid and strong pulsation of heart, severe dizziness and fainting, severe headache, and nausea
- Sudden pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness and loss of movement in any joints,
- Dark coloured urine, urinating less than normal or no urination at all
- Diarrhoea – watery and bloody (severe dysentery)
- Pale or yellow skin, rash on skin
- Sore throat, swelling in face or tongue,
- Burning of eyes, vision problems, pain behind eyes in eyeballs
- Feeling nervous, agitated, anxious, depressed, suffering from hallucinations, unusual behaviour, convulsions
Food and drug interactions:
After the patients buy CIPRO online, they must know the food and other drug interactions with CIPRO. They must disclose other medication they are taking, to their physician. Thus, the physician shall give them the detailed information about the drug interactions.
Around 700 drugs are reported to interact with CIPRO.
Concurrent administration of CIPRO and tizanidine are contraindicated as hypotensive and sedative effects of tizanidine are potentiated. Theophylline is also reported to show adverse reaction when administered concurrently with CIPRO. Simultaneous administration of oral anti-coagulants like warfarin or acenocoumarol along with CIPRO augments the effect of anti-coagulants. Examples of other affected drugs are omeprazole, metronidazole, cyclosporine, probenecid, methotrexate, metoclopramide, duloxetine, lidocaine, etc.
CIPRO should not be administered during intake of coffee or other caffeine beverages as the simultaneous intake increases the effect of caffeine. CIPRO should not be taken along with multivitamins and minerals supplements as products containing magnesium, aluminium, calcium, iron and/or other minerals interfere with the absorption of CIPRO and its efficacy.
One should not take dairy products like yogurt, milk or calcium fortified foods like cereals or juice simultaneously with CIPRO as they decrease the efficacy of drug.
Precautions while taking CIPRO:
Patients can buy CIPRO online but before administering the drug one should learn the precautions to be followed. Under the physician’s guidance, one may continue other medications while CIPRO is prescribed. However, one should avoid taking other medicines at the same time as CIPRO. One should avoid taking other medicines, within six hours before or two hours after the administration of CIPRO. These other medicines may include antacids, medicines on ulcer, etc. The patients are advised to stop consuming caffeine while CIPRO treatment is on. One should also avoid excessive exposure to sun as during the treatment with CIPRO, the skin becomes susceptible to sunburns. One can wear protective clothing and use sunscreen lotion to avoid sunburns. If one faces severe itching, burning sensation, swelling or rash then a doctor should be consulted immediately.