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Alcipro 750mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Alcipro 750mg Tablet is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). It cures the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Alcipro 750mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

You may experience nausea as a side effect of this medicine. This is usually temporary and resolves on its own, but please consult your doctor if it bothers you or persists for a longer duration. Diarrhea may also occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Rarely, some people may have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, shortness of breath or breathing problems. Special care should be taken in people with kidney problems while taking this medicine.

Uses of Alcipro Tablet

Side effects of Alcipro Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Alcipro Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alcipro 750mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Alcipro 750mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Alcipro Tablet works

Alcipro 750mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Alcipro 750mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alcipro 750mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alcipro 750mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be closely monitored for development of fever, loss of appetite and diarrhea. In case, any of the above happens please inform your doctor immediately.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alcipro 750mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alcipro 750mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alcipro 750mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alcipro 750mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alcipro 750mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Alcipro Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alcipro 750mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Alcipro 750mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Alcipro 750mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alcipro with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Can I take ALCIPRO 500 & SWICH 200 ?? Because , My body T Can I take ALCIPRO 500 & SWICH 200 ?? Because , My body Tempareture , Is 102 F With loose motion
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Most of the times the diarrhoea are viral in origin and it improves within three to five days without any antibiotic therapy. You should consume yoghurt in diet that also acts as a very good natural probiotic. Drink plenty of oral rehydration salts (ORS) for the purpose of rehydration. ?Make sure you are passing urine frequently. If the urine is yellowish in colour, then it indicates persistent dehydration or jaundice.Get stool tested for ova and cyst
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

Q. Is Alcipro safe?

Alcipro is a relatively safe drug. However, it is not devoid of side effects and hence should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor in the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration as advised.

Q. Can the use of Alcipro cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Alcipro can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Alcipro when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Alcipro and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Alcipro increase the risk of muscle damage?

Yes, use of Alcipro is known to increase the risk of muscle damage, commonly in the ankle (achilies tendon). Muscle damage can happen in people of all ages who take Alcipro. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

Q. Can I take Alcipro with paracetamol?

Alcipro is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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