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Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal, genito-urinary and post-operative prophylaxis
Product Molecule
Shalcip Infusion
Ciprofloxacin, Sodium Chloride
Shalcip Tablets
Ciprofloxacin
Shalcip TZ Tablets
Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole
Indications
Typhoid fever, infectious diarrhoea, Complicated intra-abdominal infections, Urinary tract infections, acute uncomplicated cystitis, prostatitis, Lower respiratory tract infections, skin and skin structure infections, bone and joint infections.
Pharmacological Class
Antibiotic: Fluoroquinolone.
Pharmacological Properties
Antibiotic
Mechanism Of Action
Ciprofloxacin promotes breakage of double-stranded DNA in susceptible organisms and inhibits DNA gyrase, which is essential in reproduction of bacterial DNA.
Side Effects
GI disturbances, headache, tremor, confusion, convulsions, rashes, joint pain, phototoxicity. Transient increases in serum creatinine. Haematological, hepatic and renal disturbances. Vasculitis, pseudomembranous colitis and tachycardia. Phototoxicity.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Not to be used concurrently with tizanidine. Avoid exposure to strong sunlight or sunlamps during treatment.
Observations
In the presence of anaerobic organisms, combine with Metazol (Metronidazole) or Tinizol (Tinidazole).

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