Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion

Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion

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Introduction

Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion 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 cures the infection by stopping further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion is given as an injection into a vein (intravenous), in cases where oral administration is not possible, such as in hospitalized or unconscious patients. It is administered by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self administer. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Some people may experience nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting as the side effects of this medicine. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling or redness. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own, but please consult your doctor if these side effects 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.

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. 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.

Uses of Ciprofloxacin Usp Infusion

Side effects of Ciprofloxacin Usp Infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ciprofloxacin Usp

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Ciprofloxacin Usp Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Ciprofloxacin Usp Infusion works

Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion 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 Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion does not cause any harmful side effects.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion 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
Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion 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
Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion 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 Ciprofloxacin Usp Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Ciprofloxacin Usp 200mg Infusion, 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.