Medicine Overview of Xipro Tablet
Xipro 250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Side Effects of Xipro are Nausea, Diarrhoea.
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. Xipro 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Xipro 250 mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
Xipro 250 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.
In Depth Information on Xipro Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Xipro 250 mg 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 Xipro 250 mg 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.
Xipro Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Xipro 250 mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Xipro 250 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.
Xipro 250 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.
Xipro 250 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Xipro 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xipro 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Xipro 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Xipro 250 mg 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.
If you miss a dose of Xipro 250 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Xipro Tablet
Q. Can I take Xipro for streptococcal infection?
Xipro 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 Xipro with pantoprazole?
Xipro 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 Xipro with metronidazole?
Xipro 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.
Q. Can I take Xipro with birth control pills or does it affect birth control?
Yes, you can take Xipro 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.
Xipro is not a banned drug. It is available as a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Xipro a penicillin?
Xipro is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Xipro bactericidal (kills bacteria) or bacteriostatic (slows the growth of bacteria)?
Xipro is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones and acts by inhibiting bacterial DNA-gyrase.
Xipro 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 Xipro a cephalosporin?
Xipro is not a cephalosporin. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones.
Q. Can I take Xipro with ibuprofen?
Use of Xipro with ibuprofen can increase the central nervous system side effects of Xipro. Consult your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Xipro with paracetamol?
Xipro 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 Xipro with hydrocodone?
Xipro 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 Xipro with fluconazole?
Xipro 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 Xipro with phenazopyridine?
Xipro 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 Xipro with omeprazole?
Omeprazole can slow the absorption of Xipro if taken together. So, the action of Xipro may get slow. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Xipro with hydroxyzine?
Xipro 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 Xipro with azithromycin?
Xipro 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 Xipro for yeast infection?
No, Xipro is not indicated in the treatment of yeast infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of yeast infection.
Q. Does Xipro contain sulfa?
Xipro 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 Xipro cover pseudomonas?
Xipro 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. Can I take Xipro with dextromethorphan?
Xipro 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 Xipro with doxylamine?
Xipro 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 Xipro with amoxicillin?
Xipro 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 Xipro with pseudophedrine?
Xipro 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.
Q. Can I take Xipro with Tamsulosin?
Xipro and Tamsulosin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
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