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Sandoz Ciprofloxacin

Common Name
ciprofloxacin


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02248756 SANDOZ CIPROFLOXACIN 250MG TAB
02248757 SANDOZ CIPROFLOXACIN 500MG TAB
02248758 SANDOZ CIPROFLOXACIN 750MG TAB

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that belongs to the family of medications known as quinolones. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat infections of the skin, sinuses, bone, lung, ear, abdomen, kidney, prostate, and bladder.

It can also be used to treat some sexually transmitted infections (STIs), some forms of infectious diarrhea, and typhoid fever.

The extended release form of ciprofloxacin is used to treat bladder and kidney infections.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use this medication?

The recommended adult dose of ciprofloxacin tablets ranges from 250 mg to 750 mg twice daily. For STIs, the dose is given once as a single dose.

Ciprofloxacin tablets should be taken before or after meals.

Drink plenty of fluids while taking ciprofloxacin and avoid dairy products. Although ciprofloxacin can be taken with meals that include milk, you should not take ciprofloxacin with dairy products alone or with calcium-fortified products. Do not take antacids; supplements with calcium, magnesium, aluminum, or iron; or multivitamins 6 hours before or 2 hours after taking ciprofloxacin.

If you are taking the suspension form of this medication, use a medication syringe to measure each dose as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Even if you start to feel better after the start of treatment, it's important to finish the entire amount that was prescribed. If you miss a dose, administer it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"

Store the tablets at room temperature and keep them out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

250 mg
Each white, round, film-coated tablet with a breaking notch on one side, and engraved "cip" on top and "250" on the bottom of the breaking notch, contains ciprofloxacin HCl equivalent to ciprofloxacin 250 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silica colloidal anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium oxide, and talc.

500 mg
Each white, oblong, film-coated tablet with a breaking notch on both sides, and engraved "cip" on top and "500" on the bottom of the breaking notch, contains ciprofloxacin HCl equivalent to ciprofloxacin 500 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silica colloidal anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium oxide, and talc.

750 mg
Each white, oblong, film-coated tablet with a breaking notch on both sides, and engraved "cip" on top and "750" on the bottom of the breaking notch, contains ciprofloxacin HCl equivalent to ciprofloxacin 750 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silica colloidal anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium oxide, and talc.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not use this medication if you:

  • are allergic to ciprofloxacin or any ingredients of the medication
  • are allergic to other quinolone antibiotics
  • are taking tizanidine


 

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