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Gacip 500 MG Tablet

Manufactured byGates India Pvt. Ltd.
Description
Gacip 500 MG Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that contains ciprofloxacin. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections that affect your skin, joints, lungs, or urinary tract. It is effective against a large number of bacteria. It kills or prevents the growth of bacteria that causes infection. It should be used to treat bacterial infections only. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Common side effects of Gacip 500 MG Tablet are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Gacip 500 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage, usually in your ankle. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment to prevent bacterial resistance. You can take Gacip 500 MG Tablet with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take Gacip 500 MG Tablet around the same time every day. Take Gacip 500 MG Tablet 1-2 hours before or after taking any antacids as they increase the time takes for this medicine to show its effect. Take Gacip 500 MG Tablet 2 hours before/after taking any dairy products as they can affect its absorption and decrease its beneficial effects. Gacip 500 MG Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on developing joints of the foetus. Gacip 500 MG Tablet is not known to be harmful but it can pass into breast milk in small amounts, so if you are breastfeeding it is advised to consult your doctor before using it. Avoid Gacip 500 MG Tablet if you have kidney disease or tendon issues as it can worsen your condition.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Gacip 500 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 Gacip 500 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?
    Gacip 500 MG Tablet starts effecting within 1-2 hours after taking it.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for Gacip 500 MG Tablet is about 24 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 for Gacip 500 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Gacip 500 MG Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on developing joints of your foetus. Take Gacip 500 MG Tablet only upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Using Gacip 500 MG Tablet is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. However, if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. The baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid taking Gacip 500 MG Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms like skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Tendonitis or tendon rupture

Gacip 500 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage especially in old age. Do not use Gacip 500 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 condition characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Gacip 500 MG Tablet should be avoided if you have such a problem because it may worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Gacip 500 MG Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on developing joints of your foetus. Take Gacip 500 MG Tablet only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Using Gacip 500 MG Tablet is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. However, if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. The baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Muscle damage

Gacip 500 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage usually on the tendons that surround your ankles. Inform your doctor if you feel pain, numbness, or tingling sensations in your muscles.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Gacip 500 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, consult your doctor.

Diarrhoea

Gacip 500 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. Consult your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Driving or operating machinery

Gacip 500 MG Tablet may cause dizziness, confusion, or disorientation. Hence, do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Kidney diseases

Use Gacip 500 MG Tablet with extreme caution if you have kidney disease due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on your clinical condition.

Other medicines

Inform the doctor about the use of all your other medications before starting treatment with Gacip 500 MG Tablet. Avoid using Tizanidine and caffeine-containing products while taking Gacip 500 MG Tablet as they may interact with this medicine.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, it can increase the time takes for Gacip 500 MG Tablet to show its effects. 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 Gacip 500 MG Tablet. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical attention if you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Gacip 500 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 Gacip 500 MG Tablet with caution if you have conditions like seizures, depression, or psychotic conditions. Gacip 500 MG Tablet can trigger or worsen these conditions.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Use Gacip 500 MG Tablet with extreme caution if you have gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen your condition.

QT Prolongation

Gacip 500 MG Tablet may cause heart rhythm problems called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) if you are taking medications for heart conditions. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.
Food interactions
Taking caffeine along with Gacip 500 MG Tablet can increase sleeplessness, nervousness, and anxiety. Avoid coffee or medicines containing caffeine while taking Gacip 500 MG Tablet.
Gacip 500 MG Tablet will not show its desired effects if you take it with dairy products (milk and curd). At least two hours gap should be maintained between Gacip 500 MG Tablet and dairy products.
Avoid using Gacip 500 MG Tablet along with multivitamins with minerals. If needed it is suggested to take this medicine 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.
Gacip 500 MG Tablet uses is proven to be highly effective in treating bacterial infections. Take Gacip 500 MG Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this Gacip 500 MG Tablet at around the same time daily. Do not chew or crush the tablet in your mouth. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Antacids can increase the time takes for Gacip 500 MG Tablet to act, so it is recommended to take this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids. Take Gacip 500 MG Tablet 2 hours before any dairy products as they can affect its absorption.
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
Gacip 500 MG Tablet works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. It destabilises DNA and prevents the growth of bacteria, thereby kills them.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones, Quinolones, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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