Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent bacterial infections.
Take ciprofloxacin regularly as directed with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food, but not with milk or yoghurt. Taking it with milk or yoghurt may stop ciprofloxacin from working.
Keep taking it until the course is finished, even when you start to feel better.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible and continue as directed.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with ciprofloxacin including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Pain or swelling in tendons or joints
Sharp, sudden pain in your tummy, chest or back
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Confusion, agitation, unusual behaviour or thinking
Numbness or tingling of the fingers or toes
Changes in vision
Severe or persistent diarrhoea, abdominal pain
|Tell your doctor|
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. November 2021
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