CIPROFLOXACIN - ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tablet, film coated 
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Medication Guide

Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP for oral use

(sip'' roe flox' a sin)

Read this Medication Guide before you start taking ciprofloxacin tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about ciprofloxacin tablets?

Ciprofloxacin tablets, a fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicine, can cause serious side effects. Some of these serious side effects could result in death.

If you get any of the following serious side effects while you take ciprofloxacin tablets, get medical help right away. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether you should continue to take ciprofloxacin tablets.

1.   Tendon rupture or swelling of the tendon (tendinitis).

The most common area of pain and swelling is the Achilles tendon at the back of your ankle. This can also happen with other tendons. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risk of tendon rupture with continued use of ciprofloxacin tablets. You may need a different antibiotic that is not a fluoroquinolone to treat your infection.

2.   Worsening of myasthenia gravis (a problem that causes muscle weakness). Fluoroquinolones like ciprofloxacin tablets may cause worsening of myasthenia gravis symptoms, including muscle weakness and breathing problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any worsening muscle weakness or breathing problems.

See “What are the possible side effects of ciprofloxacin tablets?”

What are ciprofloxacin tablets?


Ciprofloxacin tablets are a fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicine used in adults age 18 years and older to treat certain infections caused by certain germs called bacteria. These bacterial infections include:

Who should not take ciprofloxacin tablets?

Do not take ciprofloxacin tablets if you:

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ciprofloxacin tablets?

Before you take ciprofloxacin tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Ciprofloxacin tablets and other medicines can affect each other causing side effects.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

Ask your healthcare provider for a list of these medicines if you are not sure.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take ciprofloxacin tablets?

Taking all of your ciprofloxacin tablet doses will help make sure that all of the bacteria are killed. Taking all of your ciprofloxacin tablet doses will help lower the chance that the bacteria will become resistant to ciprofloxacin tablets. If you become resistant to ciprofloxacin tablets, ciprofloxacin tablets and other antibacterial medicines may not work for you in the future.

What should I avoid while taking ciprofloxacin tablets?


What are the possible side effects of ciprofloxacin tablets?

Ciprofloxacin tablets may cause serious side effects, including:

Skin rash may happen in people taking ciprofloxacin tablets even after only 1 dose. Stop taking ciprofloxacin tablets at the first sign of a skin rash and call your healthcare provider. Skin rash may be a sign of a more serious reaction to ciprofloxacin tablets.

Stop taking ciprofloxacin tablets and tell your healthcare provider right away if you have yellowing of your skin or white part of your eyes, or if you have dark urine. These can be signs of a serious reaction to ciprofloxacin tablets (a liver problem).

      CNS side effects may happen as soon as after taking the first dose of ciprofloxacin tablets. Talk to your healthcare provider right away if you get any of these side effects, or other changes in mood or behavior:

Ciprofloxacin tablets may need to be stopped to prevent permanent nerve damage.

The most common side effects of ciprofloxacin tablets include:

Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you, or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of ciprofloxacin tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store ciprofloxacin tablets?


Keep ciprofloxacin tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General Information about the safe and effective use of ciprofloxacin tablets.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use ciprofloxacin tablets for a condition for which it is not prescribed. Do not give ciprofloxacin tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. They may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about ciprofloxacin tablets. If you would like more information about ciprofloxacin tablets, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about ciprofloxacin tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information call Northstar Rx LLC at 1-800-206-7821.

What are the ingredients in ciprofloxacin tablets?

Active ingredient: ciprofloxacin hydrochloride

Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The brands listed are the trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Aurobindo Pharma Limited.

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                             Memphis, TN 38141.
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Manufactured by: Aurobindo Pharma Limited
                            Hyderabad-500 090, India.

M.L.No.: 19/HD/AP/95/F/R

Revised: 04/2015

Revised: 5/2015
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