Cipro® (ciprofloxacin) is commonly prescribed to treat several types of bacterial infections. However, this antibiotic is not appropriate for everyone; you should carefully review the prescribing information for Cipro with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment with this medication.
For instance, people who have certain health conditions, such as kidney disease, tendon problems, or nerve problems, may not be able to safely take this medication. Also, make sure your healthcare provider has a complete list of any other medications (including vitamins, antacids, and herbal supplements) you are taking, as Cipro has many potentially serious drug interactions with other products.
Cipro can also cause side effects, such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
Cipro comes as a tablet, an oral liquid suspension, and an intravenous (IV) solution. It is usually taken twice a day, with about 12 hours between doses.
(Click Cipro for more prescribing information on this antibiotic. This article covers how this prescription drug works, lists additional side effects, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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