Microflox 500 Mg Tablet 10
Ciprofloxacin is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections ranging from severe to moderate. It is also used for typhoid infections.
How does the drug work ?
Ciprofloxacin belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics. It is a bactericidal agent that acts by inhibiting a chemical called peptidoglycan, which is an essential compound for the bacterial cell wall synthesis, thereby preventing bacterial infection.
What are the common side effects ?The most common reported side effects of Ciprofloxacin are allergy, flushing, injection site burning and pain, chest pain, dizziness, skin rash, headache, heartburn, black and bloody stools, and bloating.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid Microflox if an allergic reaction has been experienced in the past with Microflox ingredients or similar products.
• Microflox medication is not recommended for newborns who suffer from high blood bilirubin levels. Use of this medication in newborns and infants may increase the risk of Microflox side effects.
• Microflox drug causes drowsiness and dizziness, and should not be used while doing any work that requires mental alertness, such as driving or operating machinery.
• Pregnant women should take the drug with a doctor’s supervision to avoid the adverse effects of Microflox.
• Usage of Microflox is contraindicated in the conditions such as bowel disorders, gallbladder diseases, poor nutrition, or blood clotting problems.
• Diabetic patients should have regular monitoring of blood glucose levels, as Microflox medicament may alter blood glucose levels.
1. I am scheduled for a dental surgery. Can I take Ciprofloxacin? Yes. You can take Ciprofloxacin before the dental surgery to avoid bacterial infections.
2. Is Ciprofloxacin safe for the patients with heart problems? Yes. Ciprofloxacin is safe to treat bacterial infections in the patients with heart conditions.
3. I experience diarrhea while using Ciprofloxacin. Should I stop using the drug? Diarrhea is the common side effect of Ciprofloxacin medicine. Report it to the doctor before the side effect worsens.
4. Which drugs should I avoid while taking Ciprofloxacin? Patients should avoid warfarin (anticoagulants), gentamicin (aminoglycoside), cyclosporine or heparin while taking Ciprofloxacin medicine as they may have drug-drug interaction.
5. Can I take vaccine for TB while taking Ciprofloxacin injection? No, live vaccines such as TB vaccine may decrease the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin injection.