Active Ingredients: Ciprofloxacin
The oral liquid has small microcapsules floating in it. Do not chew the microcapsules when you take the oral liquid. Measure the oral liquid with the marked measuring spoon that comes with the bottle. Drink plenty of fluids while you are using this medicine.
Drinking extra water will help prevent some unwanted effects of ciprofloxacin.
Do not take this medicine alone with milk, yogurt, or other dairy products. Do not drink any juice with calcium added when you take this medicine.
It is okay to have dairy products or juice as part of a larger meal when you take this medicine. It is best to take these medicines at least 2 hours before or 4 to 6 hours after taking ciprofloxacin.
Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
Dosing The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label.
The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For oral dosage form extended-release tablets: For acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis: Adults—1000 milligrams mg once a day.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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If you need to take this medicine for anthrax infection, your doctor will want you to begin using it as soon as possible after you are exposed to anthrax.
Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, split, or chew it.
Shake the oral liquid for at least 15 seconds just before each use. The oral liquid has small microcapsules floating in it.
Do not chew the microcapsules when you take the oral liquid.