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Cipalgo 500mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Cipalgo 500mg 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 prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.


Cipalgo 500mg 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, 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 Cipalgo Tablet

Side effects of Cipalgo Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cipalgo 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. Cipalgo 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Cipalgo 500mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Cipalgo Tablet works

Cipalgo 500mg 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 Cipalgo 500mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cipalgo 500mg 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
Cipalgo 500mg 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
Cipalgo 500mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cipalgo 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cipalgo 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cipalgo 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cipalgo 500mg 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 Cipalgo Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cipalgo 500mg 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 Cipalgo 500mg 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 Cipalgo 500mg 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 Cipalgo 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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My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
How much dose of ceftriaxone is neccesary for preventing drug resistance in body
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
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FAQs

Q. Is Cipalgo safe?

Cipalgo 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 Cipalgo cause diarrhea?

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

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

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

Q. Can I take Cipalgo with paracetamol?

Cipalgo 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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