Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body.
Most important fact about Ciprofloxacin?
Take all of the ciprofloxacin that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.
How should you take Ciprofloxacin?
Take each dose with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Drink several extra glasses of fluid each day to prevent the formation of ciprofloxacin crystals in the urine.
What side effects may occur?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking ciprofloxacin and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately: * an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); * seizures; * confusion or hallucinations; * liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue); or * muscle or joint pain; * skin rash; or * chest pain, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or swelling of the legs or feet.
Why should Ciprofloxacin not be prescribed?
Before taking ciprofloxacin, tell your doctor if you have * kidney disease; or * epilepsy or seizures.
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