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Cifran 250 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Cifran Tablet

Cifran Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cifran 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. Cifran 250 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Cifran 250 Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Cifran Tablet works

Cifran 250 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.

Cifran Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Cifran 250 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cifran 250 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Cifran 250 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
Cifran 250 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cifran 250 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cifran 250 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Cifran 250 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cifran 250 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 miss a dose of Cifran Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cifran 250 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cifran 250 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 Cifran 250 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 Cifran 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

Questions Related to Cifran

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I have suffering from inflammation in my middle fingure for last 2 days, it is on side of the nail. It looks like a infection occurd in that area, whether i have to take some antibiotic to control that
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take cifran 500 mg twice daily for 3 daysAnd apply neomycin cream Locally
On 4th oct i visited to treat my ear pain due to water. Suggested cifran 500, hifenac-p & told bacterial infection. Done Dengue test on 6th oct, it was negative. Pain is not there bt fever 100-101 coming every 10-12 hours later. Till now antibiotic had n't taken please suggest medicines or antibiotic with dosages
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Revisit your doctor as he will be able to see if some cdhanges are required or not
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FAQs

Q. Is Cifran safe?

Cifran 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 Cifran cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cifran 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 Cifran when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cifran 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 Cifran increase the risk of muscle damage?

Yes, use of Cifran 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 Cifran. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

Q. Can I take Cifran with paracetamol?

Cifran 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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