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Ciprofloxacin lactate and Dextrose 5%-water intraven.
CIPROFLOXACIN - INTRAVENOUS

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CIPROFLOXACIN - INTRAVENOUS

(sip-row-FLOX-uh-sin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Cipro

Uses

This medication is an antibiotic used to treat various infections.

How To Use

This medication is administered by slowly infusing it into a vein over sixty minutes. This is usually given twice a day at evenly spaced intervals around the clock to ensure a constant level of medication in your blood. Use this medication for the full time prescribed. Do not stop using this without your doctor's approval. Stopping therapy too soon may result in a reinfection. It is recommended to drink plenty of fluids while using this medication.

Side Effects

Headache, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, lightheadedness, vomiting, sun sensitivity or irritation at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: tremors, mental confusion, vaginal itching, diarrhea, ringing in the ears, seizures. This medication may infrequently cause drowsiness. Report new pain or tenderness (tendonitis) in arms or legs promptly. This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (pseudomembranous colitis) due to a resistant bacteria. This condition may occur weeks after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, fever, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before using this medication, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: epilepsy, kidney disease, tendon problems, nervous system disorders, liver disease, blood vessel problems, drug allergies. Use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded. Limit alcohol intake. Because this medication may make you more sensitive to the sun, avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when outdoors. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This drug is excreted into breast milk. You may have to stop nursing or stop using this drug. Consult you doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: other antibiotics, warfarin, theophylline, clozapine, ropinirole, live vaccines, phenytoin. Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine(coffee, tea, colas) or eating large amounts of chocolate. This drug may increase and/or prolong the effects of caffeine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include a change in the amount of urine.

Notes

When possible, the injection will be replaced by medication taken by mouth. Laboratory tests may be done periodically to monitor therapy if this medication is taken for a prolonged time.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 TO 30 degrees C) or in the refrigerator for up to 14 days as directed. Do not freeze. Check the expiration date on the label and properly discard of any unused medication after that time.