What is Ciplox?
Ciplox is an antibiotic used to treat various infections such as gastroenteritis, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, anthrax, cystitis, and acute sinusitis.
Is it also used to treat skin and bone infections, infectious diarrhea, and Typhoid fever.
How is Ciplox administered?
Ciplox is most commonly administered orally with a full glass of water.
What are the side effects of Ciplox?
Minor side effects include headache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and loss of appetite. These side effects do not require any medical attention unless they become severe.
More significant side effects include bloody stool, jaundice, seizures, mood changes, depression, restlessness, anxiety, hallucinations, vision changes, or yeast infection. Should any of these side effects occur, contact your physician immediately.
What drug interactions should be avoided with Ciplox?
Ciplox reacts adversely with a variety of medications. Some of these medications include Cymbalta, Advair, aspirin, Lasix, Geodon, and insulin. Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Consult with your physician for other possible drug interactions.
If you are currently taking any medications, whether over the counter or prescribed, notify your physician. Likewise if you are taking any vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplements, contact your physician for guidance on drug interaction with Ciplox.
What if I miss a dose?
If you find that you’ve missed a dose, try to take one as soon as you can. If the point in time that you remember the missed dose falls too closely to the next scheduled dose, only take one dose. Do not take a double dose of the medication.
How should I use this medication?
This medication should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Do not skip doses or stop taking the medication – even if you feel better. You should not take it more often than is directed by your doctor; also do not take more or less of the medication than prescribed. This medication can be taken with or without food, however if it causes upset to an empty stomach, it may be taken with food.
Consult with your physician regarding the use of this medication with children as it needs to be closely monitored.
In the case of an overdose, contact the nearest emergency room or poison control center immediately.