Thisæmedicationæis used to treat a variety ofæbacterial infections.æCiprofloxacinæbelongs to a class of drugs called quinoloneæantibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for virus infections (such asæcommon cold,æflu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
See also Warning section.
Nausea,ædiarrhea,ædizziness,ælightheadedness,æheadache, orætrouble sleepingæmay occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor oræpharmacistæpromptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed thisæmedicationæbecause he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: unusual bruising/bleeding, signs of a new infection (such as new/persistent fever, persistentæsore throat), signs ofækidneyæproblems (such as change in the amount of urine, red/pink urine), signs ofæliveræproblems (such as unusual tiredness,æstomach/abdominal pain, persistentænausea/vomiting, yellowingæeyes/skin, dark urine).
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: severe dizziness,æfainting, fast/irregular heartbeat.
This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associatedædiarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistentædiarrhea, abdominal oræstomach pain/cramping,æblood/mucusæin your stool.
Do not use anti-diarrhea oræopioidæmedicationsæif you have any of these symptoms because these products may make them worse.
Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oralæthrushæor a newæyeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in youræmouth, a change inævaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.
A very seriousæallergic reactionæto this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any of the following symptoms of a seriousæallergic reaction:ærash,æitching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness,ætrouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.