What are Ciprobay tablets?
Ciprobay belongs to a group of medicines known as (fluoroquinolones, the active substance is called Ciprofloxacin). Ciprobay works by killing bacteria that cause infection and works against certain strains of bacteria.
uses of Ciprobay in adults
Ciprobay is used to treat the following bacterial infections in adults:
- respiratory infection.
- Long-term or frequent ear or sinus infections.
- Urinary tract infection and kidneys.
- prostate gland infection result of bacterial infection.
- Genital tract infection in men and women.
- Gastrointestinal tract infection and intra-abdominal infection.
- Skin and soft tissue infection.
- Bone and joint infection.
- When exposed to anthrax infection.
Ciprobay may be used in patients with a low white blood cell count who have a fever caused by a bacterial infection. If you have a severe infection or an infection caused by more than one type of bacteria, your doctor may give you an additional antibiotic to treat in addition to Ciprobay.
Uses of Ciprobay in children and adolescents
Ciprobay is used in children and adolescents, to treat the following bacterial infections:
- Lung and bronchial infection in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.
- Complicated urinary tract infection, including infection that has reached the kidneys (pyelonephritis).
- Exposure to inhalational anthrax.
Ciprobay may also be used to treat other severe infections in children and teenagers if your doctor thinks it is necessary.
How to take Ciprobay
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Tell your doctor if you suffer from kidney problems, as he may adjust the dose.
The duration of treatment usually lasts from 5 to 21 days, but it may be longer in the case of severe infection. Always take the medicine as the doctor or pharmacist told you. If you are not sure of the dose, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Swallow the tablets with plenty of liquid. Do not chew the pills as they usually do not taste pleasant.
Try to take the tablets at around the same time each day.
You can take the tablets at meal times or between meals.
Any food containing calcium that we will eat as part of a meal will not seriously affect absorption. However, do not take Ciprobay tablets with dairy products such as milk or yogurt or with fortified fruit juices (such as calcium-fortified orange juice).
Remember to drink plenty of fluids while you are taking Ciprobay.
If you take an overdose of Ciprobay, get medical help right away. Take your medications with you so that the doctor can diagnose your condition.
If you forget to take Ciprobay, take the regular dose as soon as possible, and then continue taking the doses as prescribed by your doctor. However, do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Make sure you follow the dosage prescribed to you by your physician.
It is important not to stop the medicine until the end of the period prescribed by the doctor, even if you start to feel better after a few days. Because this may lead to incomplete treatment of the infection, and the symptoms of infection may return or worsen. This can also cause the infection to become more and more resistant to antibiotics.
Ciprobay with food and drink
Unless you take Ciprobay during meals, do not eat or drink any dairy products (such as milk, yogurt, or drinks containing calcium), because they may affect the absorption of the active substance.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or plan to become pregnant or have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. It is preferable to avoid the use of Ciprobay during pregnancy.
Do not take Ciprobay while breast-feeding because Ciprobay is excreted in breast milk and could be harmful to your baby.
Driving and using machines
Ciprobay may make you feel less alert. Some changes in the nervous system can occur after you take Ciprobay, so check your body’s reaction to the medicine after you take it and do not engage in activities that require mental alertness if you are not sure you can perform such activities safely.
Ciprobay can cause a range of common side effects, which affect up to 1 in 10 people, including:
- Nausea and diarrhea
- Joint pain and arthritis in children
- Joint and muscle pain
- An increase or decrease in the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
Uncommon side effects, which affect about 1 in 100 people, include:
- Feeling anxious or depressed.
- fungal infection
- Lack of appetite or loss of appetite
- Hyperactivity or movement
- Headache, dizziness, sleep problems, or taste disturbances
- Vomiting, abdominal pain, digestive problems such as stomach upset, indigestion/heartburn or bloating.
- increased amounts of certain substances in the blood (transaminases and/or bilirubin)
- rash or itching;
- Joint pain in adults
- Kidney dysfunction
- Muscle and bone pain, feeling weak or fever
- Increased alkaline phosphatase in the blood.
- Each Ciprobay 250 mg film coated tablet contains: Ciprofloxacin 250 mg.
- Each Ciprobay 500 mg Film Coated Tablet contains: Ciprofloxacin 500 mg.
You can read or download the inner leaflet that comes with Ciprofloxacin (Arabic, English) in high quality – by clicking on the link here.
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