Cipro or Ciprofloxacin is an effective antibiotic with good penetration against bad or harmful bacteria’s, and it is associated with an increased incidence of MRSA and Clostridium Difficile infections. Thus, it is commonly used to treat or prevent infections caused by bacteria. Taking Cipro dosage can increase the risk of tendonitis or tendon rupture during a patient’s treatment for up to several months afterwards, especially in adults over 60 years old or those who have myasthenia gravis, organ transplant, rheumatoid arthritis, or kidney diseases.
There are specific Cipro dosage and procedures in taking Ciprofloxacin in order to have optimum results. Among these procedures include having the right Cipro dosage, right timing or period of medication, and the right instructions of medicine preparation. Information about Cipro dosage is also found in the information leaflet that comes together with the medicine. But the best way is to still consult a doctor or pharmacist for the right Citro dosage. If you are having some difficulties in the preparation of this medicine, this article can give you enough information about Cipro dosage.
There are dos and don’ts in Cipro dosage. You can take this medication with or without food. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablet for the reason of digesting it naturally on a specified time. A patient should take dairy products, juices with added calcium, antacids, and vitamins at least 6 hours before or 2 hours after taking this medication. Be sure to avoid caffeine and drink plenty of water while taking this medication. Avoid prolong exposure to the sun and wear sunscreen to prevent getting burned. Talk to your doctor about other medications, supplements, or herbals you are taking. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take your next dose as regularly scheduled. Do not take two doses at once.
After taking this medication, you may feel better during the first few days, but continue taking the medication until the tablets are gone. When taking this medication, you may have nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, heartburn, diarrhoea, or increased sun sensitivity. Stop taking Cipro dosage and tell your doctor immediately if you have swelling around your muscle and joints, swelling of your mouth, lips, or tongue, trouble breathing, severe or bloody diarrhoea, irregular heartbeat, or cola-colored urine.
It is not allowable to take excess Cipro dosage because it is very harmful to have an overdose. There are cases that even extra Cipro dosage can cause problems. If extra doses have been taken, you need immediate medical advice and assessment to check the effects of taking the extra dose. To determine the Cipro dosage for a particular patient, the severity and kind of infection, the influence of the bacteria, and the patient’s immune system, and the status of the renal and hepatic functions should be considered. Also, the duration of medication depends on the severity of the infection but usually it takes 7 to 14 days. Long duration therapy may be required also for complicated type of infections.