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Ciplox Infusion

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
Description

Ciplox Infusion is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections such as Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Gonococcal infection and certain types of infectious diarrhea. This medicine can also be used to treat urinary tract infections, plague and anthrax. Caution is advised while using this medicine in the elderly population since it may increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ciplox Infusion

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue
  • Joint pain
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Fever with chills
  • Chest tightness
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Muscle pain
  • Numbness of the hands
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Running nose
  • Sneezing

Uses of Ciplox Infusion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Cystitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Gonococcal infection
  • Joint infection
  • Pneumonia with cystic fibrosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 20 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Use of this medicine is not recommended in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Ciplox Infusion or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Ciplox Infusion.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a past history or family history of Myasthenia Gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of this medicine is not recommended in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Tendinitis and tendon rupture

Use of Ciplox Infusion will increase the risk to develop tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment or several months after treatment. It will affect the shoulder, hand, the back of your ankle, or other parts of your body. The risk is more if you are above 60 years of age and have a history of kidney, heart, or lung transplant and joint disease. You are also at high risk if you are on corticosteroids like dexamethasone, methylprednisolone or prednisone.

Drug-resistance

Usage of Ciplox Infusion without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that is drug resistant.

Alternative treatment

Ciplox Infusion will increase the risk of developing serious side effects. It should reserved for use only if you have no alternative treatment options for acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis or uncomplicated cystitis.

Missed Dose

Oral forms: The missed dose of Ciplox Infusion should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose. Since Ciplox Infusion injection is mostly administered by a healthcare professional in a clinical setting, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

Overdose

Oral forms: Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor in case of an overdose with Ciplox Infusion. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Ethinyl Estradiol

Corticosteroids

Quinidine

Aspirin

Antidiabetic medicines

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

Use of Ciplox Infusion in patients with CNS disorders may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion and hallucinations. It is advised not to take caffeine-containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks while on treatment with this medicine.

Colitis

It is not recommended to take Ciplox Infusion if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking the medicine. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

QT Prolongation

Use of Ciplox Infusion is not recommended if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.
Food interactions
The desired effect of Ciplox Infusion will not be obtained if consumed with dairy products. There should be at least 2 hours time gap between taking Ciplox Infusion and dairy products.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral forms: Take Ciplox Infusion as advised by your doctor. You may take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Injection: Ciplox Infusion should be administered by a trained healthcare professional as per the doctor's instructions for only the prescribed duration only after a test dose. Inform the incidence of any adverse effects to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Ciplox Infusion works by inhibiting an enzyme required for the bacteria to make its own copies and cause serious infections.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Quinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

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Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 20 February 2017]. Available from:

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Information on this page was last updated on 5 Jan 2018

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