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LUCIPRO 500MG TABLET

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Composition FOR LUCIPRO

Ciprofloxacin(500 mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lucipro 500mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Lucipro 500mg tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
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It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Lucipro 500mg tablet.
SAFE
Lucipro 500mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Lucipro 500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR LUCIPRO

    Ciprofloxacin(500 mg)

    Uses

    Lucipro 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (tb).

    How it works

    Lucipro 500mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Vomiting, Nervousness, Nightmare, Abnormal dreams, Anxiety, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Restlessness, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge

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    Expert advice FOR LUCIPRO

    • Do not eat or drink any dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or drinks with added calcium (e.g. calcium-fortified orange juice) when you take the tablets. You should take your tablets 1-2 hours before or at least 4 hours after such products.
    • Do not drive because you may feel less alert while being treated with ciprofloxacin.
    • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight, or artificial UV light such as sunbeds when taking ciprofloxacin.
    • Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, or movement problems in any of your joints.

    Frequently asked questions FOR LUCIPRO

    Ciprofloxacin

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for streptococcal infection?
    Ciprofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of streptococcal infection as it is not very active against this bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with pantoprazole?
    Ciprofloxacin can be taken with pantoprazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with metronidazole?
    Ciprofloxacin can be taken with metronidazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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    Can I take ciprofloxacin with birth control pills or does it affect birth control?
    Yes, you can take ciprofloxacin with birth control pills. It does not affect birth control. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor in case you are taking birth control pills before taking any medicine.

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin banned?
    Ciprofloxacin is not a banned drug. It is available as a prescription medicine.

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin a penicillin?
    Ciprofloxacin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin contraindicated in pregnancy?
    Adequate data regarding the safety of ciprofloxacin in pregnancy is not available. Hence, the drug should be avoided in pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin good for a cold?
    Ciprofloxacin is not a medicine used to relieve cold. It is an antibiotic which is used to treat various infections including lower respiratory tract infection. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics if you have a cold.

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin bactericidal (kills bacteria) or bacteriostatic (slows the growth of bacteria)?
    Ciprofloxacin is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones and acts by inhibiting bacterial DNA-gyrase.

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin safe during breastfeeding?
    Ciprofloxacin is known to pass into the breast milk and should not be taken unless absolutely necessary while nursing the baby. Consult your doctor regarding the use of the drug while breastfeeding.

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin safe in kidney disease?
    Ciprofloxacin is mainly excreted by the kidney. Dose adjustment may be necessary for use in case of any underlying kidney disease. Talk to your doctor before taking ciprofloxacin if you have any underlying disease.

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin safe?
    Ciprofloxacin 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.

    Is ciprofloxacin used for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
    Ciprofloxacin can be taken for urinary tract infections. However, its efficacy depends on the type and the susceptibility of the infecting organism. Consult your doctor before taking any treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI).

    Q.

    Is ciprofloxacin a cephalosporin?
    Ciprofloxacin is not a cephalosporin. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with food?
    Taking ciprofloxacin with food may delay its absorption. However, food is not known to affect the bioavailability of the drug. Thus food does not have significant interaction with the drug but concomitant intake of milk products should be avoided.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with ibuprofen?
    Use of ciprofloxacin with ibuprofen can increase the central nervous system side effects of ciprofloxacin. Consult your doctor before using both the medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with paracetamol?
    Ciprofloxacin 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.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with hydrocodone?
    Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with hydrocodone. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with fluconazole?
    Ciprofloxacin and fluconazole, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with phenazopyridine?
    Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically significant interaction with phenazopyridine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with omeprazole?
    Omeprazole can slow the absorption of ciprofloxacin if taken together. So, the action of ciprofloxacin may get slow. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with hydroxyzine?
    Ciprofloxacin and hydroxyzine, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with azithromycin?
    Ciprofloxacin and azithromycin, when taken together, can cause heart related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with milk?
    Taking ciprofloxacin with dairy products like milk or yogurt may reduce the drug's absorption. Hence, it is advisable that ciprofloxacin should not be taken with milk.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for sinus infection?
    Ciprofloxacin can be used for the treatment of sinus infections. However, its efficacy depends on the type and the susceptibility of the infecting organism. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for bronchitis?
    Ciprofloxacin is indicated for the treatment of bronchopulmonary infections and exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. However, its efficacy depends on the type and the susceptibility of the infecting organism. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for a tooth infection?
    Ciprofloxacin is not indicated for tooth infection. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for ear infection?
    Ciprofloxacin is indicated for the treatment of ear infections, especially chronic suppurative otitis media. However, for the appropriate therapy of ear infection, please consult your doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for yeast infection?
    No, ciprofloxacin is not indicated in the treatment of yeast infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of yeast infection.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for a sore throat?
    Ciprofloxacin is not indicated in the empirical therapy of sore throat. It can be useful in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for the flu?
    Ciprofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of flu (common cold). It can be used if there is a lower respiratory tract infection, especially due to gram-negative bacteria. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin for chest infection?
    Ciprofloxacin can be taken for lower respiratory tract infections. However, its efficacy depends on the type of the infecting organism. Consult your doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment of your infections.

    Q.

    Does ciprofloxacin contain sulfa?
    Ciprofloxacin does not contain sulfur in its structure. However, history of any drug allergy should be discussed with the doctor prior to initiation of therapy.

    Q.

    Does ciprofloxacin treat sexually transmitted diseases?
    Ciprofloxacin can be effective in treating certain sexually transmitted diseases. However, its efficacy depends on the type of the infecting organism. Consult your doctor for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases as it would always require a proper diagnosis and treatment.

    Q.

    Does ciprofloxacin cause diarrhea?
    Diarrhea is a common adverse effect associated with the use of ciprofloxacin. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea (loose stools) while taking the drug.

    Q.

    Does ciprofloxacin cover pseudomonas?
    Ciprofloxacin is active against pseudomonas. But, acquired resistance (resistance after taking the antibiotic) is very common among the organism for the drug. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infection.

    Q.

    Does ciprofloxacin get you high?
    Ciprofloxacin does not get you high which is related to the abuse potential of a drug. It can cause other side effects like hyperactivity, agitation, and hallucinations. But these effects are very rare. Talk to your doctor if you experience any such symptom while using the drug.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with dextromethorphan?
    Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with dextromethorphan. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with doxylamine?
    Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxylamine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with amoxicillin?
    Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take ciprofloxacin with pseudophedrine?
    Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)