Ciprofloxacin Actor Uses

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What is Ciprofloxacin Actor?

Ophthalmic Ciprofloxacin Actor is used in the eye to treat bacterial infections of the eye (ophthalmic ointment and solution) and corneal ulcers of the eye (ophthalmic solution). Ophthalmic Ciprofloxacin Actor works by killing bacteria.

Ciprofloxacin Actor ophthalmic preparation is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Ciprofloxacin Actor 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.

Infections caused by ciprofloxacin-sensitive pathogens:

Infections of the Respiratory Tract: In the treatment of outpatients with pneumonia due to Pneumococcus, Ciprofloxacin Actor should not be used as a first choice of drug. Ciprofloxacin Actor can be regarded as an advisable treatment for pneumonias caused by Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Proteus, Pseudomonas, Haemophilus, Branhamella, Legionella and Staphylococcus.

Middle ear (otitis media) and paranasal sinuses (sinusitis), especially if these are caused by gram-negative organisms including Pseudomonas or by Staphylococcus.

Eyes; kidneys and/or the efferent urinary tract; genital organs, including gonorrhea; abdominal cavity (eg, bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract or of the biliary tract, peritonitis); skin and soft tissue; bones and joints; sepsis.

Infections or imminent risk of infection (prophylaxis) in the patients whose immune system have been weakened (eg, patients on immunosuppressants or in a state of neutropenia).

Selective intestinal decontamination in immunosuppressed patients.

Ciprofloxacin Actor acts bactericidally. The following pathogens can be regarded as sensitive: Escherichia coli, Shigella, Salmonella, Citrobacter, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratia, Hafnia, Edwardsiella, Proteus (indole-positive and indole-negative), Providencia, Morganella, Yersinia; Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, Pasteurella, Haemophilus, Campylobacter, Pseudomonas, Legionella, Moraxella, Acinetobacter, Brucella; Staphylococcus, Listeria, Corynebacterium, Chlamydia.

The following show varying degrees of sensitivity: Neisseria, Gardnerella, Flavobacterium, Alcaligenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Viridans group streptococci, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium fortuitum.

The following are usually resistant: Enterococcus faecium, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Nocardia asteroides. Ciprofloxacin Actor is ineffective against Treponema pallidum.

How should I use Ciprofloxacin Actor?

Use Cetraxal exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take by mouth. Cetraxal is for use only in the ears.

Ciprofloxacin Actor should be used 2 times daily for 7 days, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Your doses should be spaced at least 12 hours apart.

Wash your hands before using the ear drops.

To use the Ciprofloxacin Actor:

  • Warm the container by holding it in your hands for at least 1 minute. Using Ciprofloxacin Actor that are cold may cause dizziness when you place the medicine into your ear.

  • Lie down or tilt your head with your ear facing upward. Open the ear canal by gently pulling your ear back, or pulling downward on the earlobe when giving Cetraxal to a child.

  • Hold the dropper upside down over your ear. Squeeze the bottle until all of the medicine drops into the ear.

  • Stay lying down or with your ear facing upward for at least 1 minute to allow the medicine to reach the back of your ear canal.

  • If you are treating both ears, repeat these steps using a second bottle of ear drops.

Each bottle of Ciprofloxacin Actor contains enough medicine for only one ear. If you are treating both ears, use a separate bottle for each ear. You will receive a supply of 14 bottles for the full 7-day treatment of both ears. Throw away a container after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it.

Use Cetraxal for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

Store the medicine at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep each Cetraxal single-use ear drop container in the foil pouch until you are ready to give a dose.

For the first few days after ear tube surgery, your child may have some drainage from the ear(s). Call your doctor if the child has a fever, ear pain, or drainage that lasts longer than a few days.

Uses of Ciprofloxacin Actor 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 Actor 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 Actor description

infoPharmacology is a crucial part of medicine wherein various medications are used to advance the well-being of an individual. Some drugs cure the infection or a disease; few prevent the occurrence of a symptom or a disease, and few are used in long-term treatment of the disease. Drugs are obtained from the plants as well as they can be synthesized organically. The drugs are used in various combinations or a single drug by the pharmaceutical industry during its preparation. The half-life of each medicine is different, and the dosage of the drug depends on the half-life of the drug.

Ciprofloxacin Actor 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 Actor 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 Actor is available as a generic drug under a variety of different brand names and is also available for limited use in veterinary medicine.

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

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


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