Ciprofloxacin Dosage

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Dosage of Ciprofloxacin in details

infoThe dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.
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Dosage

Ciprofloxacin and ciprofloxacin immediate-release tablets are not interchangeable. Ciprofloxacin should be administered orally once daily (Table 1).

Patients whose therapy is started with CIPRO IV for UTIs may be switched to Ciprofloxacin when clinically indicated at the discretion of the physician.

Administration

Ciprofloxacin tablets should be taken whole and not split, crushed, or chewed.
Ciprofloxacin should be administered at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after antacids containing magnesium or aluminum, polymeric phosphate binders (for example, sevelamer, lanthanum carbonate), as well as sucralfate, VIDEX® (didanosine) chewable/buffered tablets or pediatric powder, other highly buffered drugs, metal cations such as iron, and multivitamin preparations with zinc.
Concomitant administration of Ciprofloxacin with dairy products (like milk or yogurt) or with calcium-fortified products alone should be avoided since decreased absorption is possible. A 2-hour window between substantial calcium intake (greater than 800 mg) and dosing with Ciprofloxacin is recommended.

Adequate hydration of patients receiving Ciprofloxacin should be maintained to prevent the formation of highly concentrated urine. Crystalluria has been reported with quinolones.

Impaired Renal Function

In patients with cUTI and acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis with a creatinine clearance of ≤ 30 mL/min, the dose of Ciprofloxacin should be reduced from 1000 mg to 500 mg daily. The use of Ciprofloxacin 1000 mg XR tablets is not recommended in this patient population.
For patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, administer Ciprofloxacin after the dialysis procedure is completed (maximum dose should be Ciprofloxacin 500 mg XR every 24 hours). The use of Ciprofloxacin 1000 mg XR is not recommended in this patient population.
For patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), the maximum dose should be 500 mg every 24 hours.

What other drugs will affect Ciprofloxacin?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with ciprofloxacin, especially:

  • glyburide, methotrexate, metoclopramide, phenytoin, probenecid, theophylline;

  • a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);

  • a diuretic or "water pill";

  • heart rhythm medication--amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, and others;

  • medicine to treat depression or mental illness--amitriptylline, clomipramine, desipramine, iloperidone, imipramine, nortriptyline, thioridazine, ziprasidone, and others; or

  • NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with ciprofloxacin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Ciprofloxacin interactions

infoInteractions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Ciprofloxacin, it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.
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As with some other quinolones, concurrent administration of ciprofloxacin with theophylline may lead to elevated serum concentrations of theophylline and prolongation of its elimination half-life. This may result in increased risk of theophylline-related adverse reactions.

Concurrent administration of a quinolone, including ciprofloxacin, with magnesium / aluminium antacids, sucralfate or products containing calcium, iron, or zinc may substantially decrease its absorption, resulting in serum and urine levels considerably lower than desired.

Quinolones, including ciprofloxacin, have been reported to enhance the effects of the oral anticoagulant warfarin or its derivatives.

Renal tubular transport of methotrexate may be inhibited by concomitant administration of ciprofloxacin potentially leading to increased plasma levels of methotrexate. This might increase the risk of methotrexate associated toxic reactions. Therefore, patients under methotrexate therapy should be carefully monitored when concomitant ciprofloxacin therapy is indicated.

Metoclopramide significantly accelerates the absorption of oral ciprofloxacin resulting in shorter time to reach maximum plasma concentrations. No significant effect was observed on the bioavailability of ciprofloxacin.


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References

  1. PubMed Health. "Ciprofloxacin (Into the eye) (Ciloxan): This section provide the link out information of drugs collectetd in PubMed Health. ". http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth... (accessed September 18, 2017).
  2. FDA/SPL Indexing Data. "5E8K9I0O4U: The UNique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) is an alphanumeric substance identifier from the joint FDA/USP Substance Registration System (SRS).". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/DataStan... (accessed September 18, 2017).

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Ciprofloxacin are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Ciprofloxacin. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

1 consumer reported frequency of use

How frequently do I need to take Ciprofloxacin?
It was reported by ndrugs.com website users that Ciprofloxacin should ideally be taken Once in a day as the most common frequency of the Ciprofloxacin. You should you adhere strictly to the instructions and guidelines provided by your doctor on how frequently this Ciprofloxacin should be taken. Get another patient's view on how frequent the capsule should be used by clicking here.
Users%
Once in a day1
100.0%


5 consumers reported doses

What doses of Ciprofloxacin drug you have used?
The drug can be in various doses. Most anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive drugs, pain killers, or antibiotics are in different low and high doses and prescribed by the doctors depending on the severity and demand of the condition suffered by the patient. In our reports, ndrugs.com website users used these doses of Ciprofloxacin drug in following percentages. Very few drugs come in a fixed dose or a single dose. Common conditions, like fever, have almost the same doses, e.g., [acetaminophen, 500mg] of drug used by the patient, even though it is available in various doses.
Users%
201-500mg4
80.0%
1-5mg1
20.0%


Consumer reviews

Elias08 May 2015 09:45
its hard to find. have been to so many chemists all in vain


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