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Cipro® (ciprofloxacin) is a type of antibiotic licensed to treat a variety of different infections. There are specific dosing guidelines for taking this drug.
For instance, you should not take Cipro with dairy products alone (such as milk or yogurt) or with calcium-fortified juices (such as orange juice). However, you can take Cipro with meals that contain these food items. Calcium can bind to Cipro in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed into the bloodstream.
You should take your Cipro dose at least two hours before or six hours after taking any product that contains calcium.
(For more information on avoiding dairy products, click Cipro Dosage. This article also provides general dosing guidelines and offers tips on how to safely and effectively use this antibiotic.)
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