Ciprofloxacin Actavis Uses

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What is Ciprofloxacin Actavis?

Ciprofloxacin Actavis is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). Ciprofloxacin Actavis fights bacteria in the body.

Ciprofloxacin Actavis is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin Actavis is also used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax.

Ciprofloxacin Actavis may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Ciprofloxacin Actavis indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

For the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible organisms: urinary tract infections, acute uncomplicated cystitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, lower respiratory tract infections, acute sinusitis, skin and skin structure infections, bone and joint infections, complicated intra-abdominal infections (used in combination with metronidazole), infectious diarrhea, typhoid fever (enteric fever), uncomplicated cervical and urethral gonorrhea, and inhalational anthrax (post-exposure). (Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis caused by Moraxella catarrhalis; Conjunctivitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae; Conjunctivitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus; Conjunctivitis caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis; Conjunctivitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae; Corneal ulcer caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Corneal ulcer caused by Serratia marcescens; Corneal ulcer caused by Staphylococcus aureus; Corneal ulcer caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis; Corneal ulcer caused by Streptococcus Viridans Group; Corneal ulcer caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae; Febrile neutropenia; Infectious diarrhea; Lower respiratory tract infection caused by Enterobacter cloacae; Lower respiratory tract infection caused by Escherichia coli; Lower respiratory tract infection caused by Haemophilus influenzae; Lower respiratory tract infection caused by Haemophilus parainfluenzae; Lower respiratory tract infection caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae; Lower respiratory tract infection caused by Proteus mirabilis; Lower respiratory tract infection caused by penicillin-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae; Otitis media; Plague caused by Yersinia pestis; Skin infection; Typhoid fever caused by Salmonella typhi; UTI caused by Citrobacter diversus; UTI caused by Citrobacter frendii; UTI caused by Enerobacter cloacae; UTI caused by Entercococcus faecalis; UTI caused by Escherichia coli; UTI caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae; UTI caused by Morganella morganii; UTI caused by Proteus mirabilis; UTI caused by Providencia rettgeri; UTI caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa; UTI caused by Serratia marcescens; UTI caused by Staphylococcus saprophyticus; UTI caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus epidermidis; acute Sinusitis; acute otitis externa caused by Staphylococcus aureus; acute otittis externa caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa; acute, uncomplicated Cystitis caused by Escherichia coli; acute, uncomplicated Cystitis caused by Staphylococcus saprophyticus; bone and joint infection; chronic Prostatitis caused by Escherichia coli; chronic Prostatitis caused by Proteus mirabilis; complicated Intra-abdominal infection; complicated Pyelonephritis caused by Escherichia coli; complicated UTI caused by Escherichia coli; inhaled anthrax caused by Bacillus anthracis; nosocomial penumonia; uncomplicated Gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae;)

How should I use Ciprofloxacin Actavis?

Use Ciprofloxacin Actavis as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ciprofloxacin Actavis comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Ciprofloxacin Actavis refilled.
  • Take Ciprofloxacin Actavis by mouth with or without food. The preferred dosing time is 2 hours after a meal.
  • Swallow Ciprofloxacin Actavis whole with a full glass of water. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. If you cannot swallow Ciprofloxacin Actavis whole, tell your doctor.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Ciprofloxacin Actavis are recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • If you also take any products containing magnesium, aluminum, calcium, iron, or zinc (eg, antacids, quinapril, vitamins/minerals); didanosine; sucralfate; or bismuth subsalicylate, do not take them within 6 hours before or 2 hours after taking Ciprofloxacin Actavis. Check with your doctor if you have questions.
  • If you also take sevelamer, do not take it within 4 hours before or after taking Ciprofloxacin Actavis. Check with your doctor if you have questions.
  • To clear up your infection completely, take Ciprofloxacin Actavis for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • Avoid taking Ciprofloxacin Actavis with milk or milk products (eg, calcium-enriched juice, yogurt) by themselves. However, taking Ciprofloxacin Actavis as part of a full meal that contains milk or milk products is permitted.
  • If you miss a dose of Ciprofloxacin Actavis, take it as soon as possible if you remember on the same day. If you do not remember until the next day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses on the same day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ciprofloxacin Actavis.

Uses of Ciprofloxacin Actavis in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Ciprofloxacin Actavis is used to treat wide range of bacterial infections including lung or respiratory tract infections, eye infection, bladder and kidney infections, reproductive tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and bone and joint infections.

Ciprofloxacin Actavis description

Ciprofloxacin Actavis is a drug used to treat bacterial infections. It is a second generation fluoroquinolone antibacterial. It kills bacteria by interfering with the enzymes that cause DNA to rewind after being copied, which stops DNA and protein synthesis.

Ciprofloxacin Actavis is marketed worldwide with over three hundred different brand names. In the United States, Canada and the UK, it is marketed as Ciloxan, Cipro, Cipro XR, Cipro XL Ciproxin and, most recently, Proquin. In Mexico it is available over the counter and marketed under the names Ciproflox or Ciprofloxacino. In Ecuador it is available and marketed under the name Cidrax. In Nigeria it is sold as Ciprotab while in Bangladesh it is marketed as Tablets and Microcapsules for Suspension by numerous companies, one of which is by Edruc Limited as Cipron. Additionally, Ciprofloxacin Actavis is available as a generic drug under a variety of different brand names and is also available for limited use in veterinary medicine.

Ciprofloxacin Actavis was first patented in 1983 by Bayer A.G. and subsequently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987.Ciprofloxacin Actavis has 12 F.D.A.-approved human uses and other veterinary uses, but it is often used for non-approved uses (off-label).

Ciprofloxacin Actavis interacts with other drugs, herbal and natural supplements, and thyroid medications.


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