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Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet

Manufactured byFranklin Laboratories (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Description
Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections that affect the skin, joints, lungs, or urinary tract. It is effective against a large number of bacteria. It kills or prevents the growth of bacteria in the body. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Common side effects of Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage, usually in the ankle. It should only be used to treat or prevent infections that are caused by bacteria. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. You can take Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take this ciprofloxacin tablet around the same time every day.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach 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
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Gonococcal infection
  • Joint infection
  • Pneumonia with cystic fibrosis
  • Pyelonephriits
  • Inhalation Anthrax
  • Plague
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to feel better in 2 to 3 days after taking ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tablet. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if the condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tablet is not clinically determined.
  • 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 for Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. It is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is taken later in pregnancy. Take Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet only upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence it is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid taking Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Tendonitis or tendon rupture

Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage especially in old age. Do not use Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet if you have tendonitis (swelling of fibres that attach bone with muscles) or tendon rupture (a partial or complete tear of the tendon- the tissue that connects muscle to bone).

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a skeletal muscle weakness condition characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet should be avoided in patients with myasthenia gravis since it may get worsen.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. It is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is taken later in pregnancy. Take Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence it is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Muscle damage

Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage usually on the tendons that surround the ankle. Inform your doctor if you feel pain, numbness, or tingling sensations in your muscles.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to consult your doctor.

Diarrhoea

Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody. Call your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Driving or operating machinery

Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet may cause dizziness, confusion, or disorientation and hence do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Kidney diseases

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while taking Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

Inform your doctor about the use of all the other medications before starting treatment with Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet. Avoid using Tizanidine and caffeine-containing products while taking Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, it can increase the time it takes for Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet to act on your body. Because of this, it is recommended to take this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet.
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

Tramadol

Ethinyl Estradiol

Corticosteroids

Quinidine

Aspirin

Metformin

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

Use Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet with caution in patients with nerve problems, seizures, depression, and psychotic reactions. Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet can trigger these conditions and inform your doctor immediately if these reactions occur.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Use Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet with extreme caution in patients with gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen the patient's condition.

QT Prolongation

Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet may cause heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) in some patients who are taking heart medications. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.
Food interactions
Taking caffeine along with Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet can increase the sleeplessness, nervousness, and anxiety. Avoid coffee or medicines containing caffeine while taking Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet.
Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet will not show its desired effects if consumed with dairy products (yoghurt and curd). At least two hours gap should be maintained between Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet and dairy products.
Avoid using Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet along with multivitamins with minerals. If needed it is suggested to use before 2 to 4 hours of taking multivitamins with minerals or after 4 to 6 hours of taking multivitamins with minerals.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Ciprofloxacin tab uses is proven to be highly effective in treating bacterial infections. Take Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this ciproflox tablet at around the same time daily. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Ciprofen 250 MG Tablet stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This helps to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones, Quinolones, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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