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Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER


Overview

Introduction of Cifran OD Tablet ER

Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER 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 prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER 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, vomiting and diarrhea as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or persist for a longer duration. Diarrhea may 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. 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.

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Special care should be taken in people with kidney problems, while taking this medicine.

Uses of Cifran OD Tablet ER

Cifran OD Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cifran OD Tablet ER

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 OD 1gm Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Cifran OD Tablet ER works

Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER 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 OD Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER 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
Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER 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 OD Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Cifran OD 1gm Tablet ER, 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 OD 1gm Tablet ER 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 OD 1gm Tablet ER 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 OD with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suclosz, Vizopin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Pramipex
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adrovit Z
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cifran OD

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i was 9 weak pragnent.in ultrasound dr. found that there is only liquid in plesenta.then advised to abot the baby. after abaution dr.advised for torch test. in test result rubela igg is 17.8 and cytomegalovirus igg is 87.4 i want to know that is this is reason of miscarage. and what is the treatment . my priscribe me virovir250 bd and rovamycin forte od for one month.after that tab vitagreat od for three months. iam confused . help me.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Yes it is possible that these infections have cause the miscarriage. These infections are known to causes metal problems and abortions. The treatment prescribed is correct an you should go ahead with it
I have fungal infections from 3 year so taking medicine tab terbinafine 200 OD and itraconazole 200 OD mg and topical miconazole and terbinafine application with Anti itching soap and clotrimazole poweder for 3 weeks in last summer but this reoccur so pls suggest excellent treatment
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
You need long treatment under supervision of skin specialistOnabet cream twice a day meanwhile visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
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FAQs

Q. Is Cifran OD safe?

Cifran OD 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 OD cause diarrhea?

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

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

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

Q. Can I take Cifran OD with paracetamol?

Cifran OD 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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