Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Alcipro TN Tablet

Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet is used for bacterial & parasitic infections. It is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal infections such as acute diarrhea or dysentery, gynecological infections, lung infections, bone and joint infections, infections of teeth or gums and genitourinary infections.

Alcipro TN Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache

How to use Alcipro TN 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 TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Alcipro TN Tablet works

Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole. Ciprofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Tinidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Alcipro TN Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a 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
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or gives you problems with coordination or sensation (e.g. numbness or weakness). This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Alcipro TN 500 mg/600 mg Tablet as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • 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.

FAQs

Q. What is Alcipro TN?
Alcipro TN is a combination of two medicines: Tinidazole and Ciprofloxacin. They work by killing the harmful microorganisms that can cause infection. Together they help to treat the infection more effectively.
Q. Is it safe to use Alcipro TN?
Alcipro TN is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, dryness in the mouth, metallic taste, heartburn and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any problem due to the medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Alcipro TN?
Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Alcipro TN when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Alcipro TN and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. What if I miss my dose?
Take Alcipro TN as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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