CIPROFLOXACIN- ciprofloxacin tablet 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

Ciprofloxacin (sip"row flox"a sin) Tablets USP for oral use

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 can happen at the same time and could result in death.


If you get any of the following serious side effects while you take ciprofloxacin tablets, you should stop taking ciprofloxacin tablets immediately and get medical help right away.

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

The tendon problems may be permanent.
2. Changes in sensation and possible nerve damage (Peripheral Neuropathy).
Damage to the nerves in arms, hands, legs, or feet can happen in people who take fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxacin tablets. Stop taking ciprofloxacin tablets immediately and talk to your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in your arms, hands, legs, or feet:


  • pain
  • numbness
  • burning
  • weakness
  • tingling
 

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

3. Central Nervous System (CNS) effects.

Mental health problems and seizures have been reported in people who take fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicines, including ciprofloxacin tablets. Tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of seizures before you start taking ciprofloxacin tablets. CNS side effects may happen as soon as after taking the first dose of ciprofloxacin. Stop taking ciprofloxacin tablets immediately and talk to your healthcare provider right away if you get any of these side effects, or other changes in mood or behavior:


  • seizures
  • trouble sleeping 
  • hear voices, see things, or sense things that are not there (hallucinations)
  • nightmares
  • feel agitated
  • feel lightheaded or dizzy
  • tremors
  • feel more suspicious (paranoia)
 
  • feel anxious or nervous
  •  suicidal thoughts or acts
 
  • confusion
  • headaches that will not go away, with or without blurred vision
  • depression
  • memory problems
  • reduced awareness of surroundings
  • false or strange thoughts or beliefs (delusions)

 The changes may be permanent.


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

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:  

o urinary tract infection 
o bone and joint infection 
o cervical and urethral gonorrhea, uncomplicated
o chronic prostate infection
o nosocomial pneumonia
o people with a low white blood cell count and a fever
o lower respiratory tract infection
o intra-abdominal infection, complicated
o inhalational anthrax
o sinus infection
o infectious diarrhea
o plague
o skin infection
o typhoid (enteric) fever
 

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 about all your medical conditions, including if you:

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

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

         Ciprofloxacin Tablets:

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:

o hives
o rapid heartbeat 
o trouble breathing or swallowing
o faint
o swelling of the lips, tongue, face
o skin rash
o throat tightness, hoarseness
 

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.


o nausea or vomiting 
o unusual tiredness 
o stomach pain
o loss of appetite
o fever
o light colored bowel movements
o weakness
o dark colored urine
o abdominal pain or tenderness
o yellowing of the skin and whites of your eyes
o itching
 

 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). 

The most common side effects of ciprofloxacin 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 or Rising Pharma Holdings, Inc. at 1-844-874-7464.

How should I store ciprofloxacin tablets?

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

General Information about the safe & 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. It 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.


What are the ingredients in ciprofloxacin tablets?

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

Trademarks are the property of their respective owner.

Manufactured by:
Unique Pharmaceutical Laboratories
(A Div. of J. B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.),
Mumbai 400 030, India

Rx only

Distributed by:

Rising Pharma Holdings, Inc.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

For more information, call 1-844-874-7464.
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Revised: Jan. 2022

Revised: 3/2022
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