CIPROFLOXACIN - ciprofloxacin tablet, film coated 
Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.



Read the Medication Guide that comes with ciprofloxacin tablets before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide 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?

Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. Ciprofloxacin can cause side effects that may be serious or even cause death. If you get any of the following serious side effects, get medical help right away. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether you should continue to take ciprofloxacin.

Tendon rupture or swelling of the tendon (tendinitis)

What is ciprofloxacin?

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic medicine used to treat certain infections caused by certain germs called bacteria.

Children less than 18 years of age have a higher chance of getting bone, joint, or tendon (musculoskeletal) problems such as pain or swelling while taking ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin should not be used as the first choice of antibiotic medicine in children under 18 years of age. Ciprofloxacin tablets should not be used in children under 18 years old, except to treat specific serious infections, such as complicated urinary tract infections and to prevent anthrax disease after breathing the anthrax bacteria germ (inhalational exposure).

Sometimes infections are caused by viruses rather than by bacteria. Examples include viral infections in the sinuses and lungs, such as the common cold or flu. Antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin, do not kill viruses.

Call your healthcare provider if you think your condition is not getting better while you are taking ciprofloxacin.

Who should not take ciprofloxacin?

Do not take ciprofloxacin if you:

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ciprofloxacin?

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

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 non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal and dietary supplements. Ciprofloxacin and other medicines can affect each other causing side effects. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if any of your medicines are listed above.

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

How should I take ciprofloxacin?

If you have been prescribed ciprofloxacin tablets after being exposed to anthrax:

What should I avoid while taking ciprofloxacin?

What are the possible side effects of ciprofloxacin?

Other serious side effects of ciprofloxacin include:

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

The most common side effects of ciprofloxacin include:

These are not all the possible side effects of ciprofloxacin. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you, or that does not go away.

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?

Store ciprofloxacin tablets at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)

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

General Information about ciprofloxacin

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use ciprofloxacin for a condition for which it is not prescribed. Do not give ciprofloxacin 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. If you would like more information about ciprofloxacin, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about ciprofloxacin that is written for healthcare professionals. For more information, call Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. toll free at 1-877-446-3679 (1-877-4-INFO-RX).

What are the ingredients in ciprofloxacin tablets, USP?

The brand names mentioned in this Medication Guide are registered trademarks of their perspective manufacturers.

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

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Morgantown, WV 26505


Revised: 8/2010
Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.