What Ciprofloxacin HCL is used for?
It’s used to treat bacterial infections, such as: chest infections (including pneumonia) skin and bone infections. sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
When should I take ciprofloxacin HCL?
Adults—500 to 750 milligrams (mg) 2 times a day, taken every 12 hours for 14 days. Children—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually 15 milligram (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight every 8 to 12 hours for 14 days.
Is ciprofloxacin hcl the same as amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin and Cipro belong to different antibiotic drug classes. Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic and Cipro is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Side effects of amoxicillin and Cipro that are similar include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and rash.
What should I avoid while taking ciprofloxacin?
Do not take ciprofloxacin with dairy products such as milk or yogurt, or with calcium-fortified juice. You may eat or drink these products with your meals, but do not use them alone when taking ciprofloxacin. Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection.
What foods should be avoided when taking ciprofloxacin?
Do not take ciprofloxacin with dairy products such as milk or yogurt, or with calcium-fortified foods (e.G., cereal, juice). You may eat or drink dairy products or calcium-fortified foods with a regular meal, but do not use them alone when taking ciprofloxacin. They could make the medication less effective.
Can I drink coffee while taking Cipro?
Do not drink or eat a lot of caffeine-containing products such as coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola, or chocolate. Ciprofloxacin may increase nervousness, sleeplessness, heart pounding, and anxiety caused by caffeine. Make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids every day while you are taking ciprofloxacin.