CIPROFLOXACIN- ciprofloxacin tablet, film coated 
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp

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Hikma Medication Guide Revision
Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP
for oral use

Read this Medication Guide before you start taking Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP 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, USP ?

Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP 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 USP, get medical help right away. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether you should continue to take Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP.

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

Tendons are tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones.

Symptoms of tendon problems may include:

Stop taking Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP until tendinitis or tendon rupture has been ruled out by your healthcare provider. Avoid exercise and using the affected area.

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, USP. You may need a different antibiotic that is not a fluoroquinolone to treat your infection.

Get medical help right away if you get any of the following signs or symptoms of a tendon rupture:

2. Worsening of myasthenia gravis (a problem that causes muscle weakness). Fluoroquinolones like Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP 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, USP ?”

What are Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP ?

Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP 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, USP?

Do not take Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP if you:

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP?

Before you take Ciprofloxacin Tablet,s USP 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, USP 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.

How should I take Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP?

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

What should I avoid while taking Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP?

What are the possible side effects of Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP ?

Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP may cause serious side effects, including:

Skin rash may happen in people taking Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP even after only 1 dose. Stop taking Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP 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, USP.

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

Stop taking Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP 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, USP (a liver problem).

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

Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP may need to be stopped to prevent permanent nerve damage.

The most common side effects of Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP 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, USP. 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, USP?

Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP

Keep Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP  and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General Information about the safe and effective use of Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP .

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP for a condition for which it is not prescribed. Do not give Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP 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, USP. If you would like more information about Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP, talk with your healthcare provider.

You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP that is written for healthcare professionals.

What are the ingredients in Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP?

Ciprofloxacin Tablets, USP:

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

Distributed by:
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Eatontown, NJ 07724 USA

Manufactured by:
HIKMA Pharmaceuticals
P.O. Box 182400
Amman 11118 – Jordan

Revised August 2015

Revised: 8/2015
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp