Cipro XR Ciproflaxacin/Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride and/or alternatives

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Cipro XR 500mg

Marketed as Cipro XL in Canada Manufacturer: Bayer Inc Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada

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Cipro XR 1000mg

Marketed as Cipro XL in Canada Manufacturer: Bayer Inc Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada

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Ciprofloxacin XR 500mg

Generic Alternative to Cipro XR 500mg
Marketed as PMS-Ciprofloxacin XL in Canada Manufacturer: Pharmascience Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada

Ciproflaxacin/Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride XR 1000mg

Generic Alternative to Cipro XR 1000mg
Marketed as Cifran OD in India Manufacturer: Ranbaxy Source Country : India
Shipped from : India

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Description of Cipro XR

Cipro XR is a prescription medication containing ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an antibacterial drug used for a wide range of medical conditions. The extended release tablets are used to treat bacterial infections that occur in the urinary tract (i.e., in the bladder, ureter, urethra or kidney). The drug class to which Cipro XR belongs is called fluoroquinolone.

Patients should only buy Cipro XR 500mg or 1000mg if they are not allergic to its active ingredient, ciprofloxacin, or any of the following inactive components: magnesium stearate, crospovidone, polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, succinic acid, titanium dioxide and silica colloidal anhydrous.

Ciprofloxacin extended release tablets (as Cipro XR is generically called) work by inhibiting the binding mechanism in the DNA of the bacteria and preventing them from duplicating.

Indications & amp; Dosage of Cipro XR

Ciprofloxacin is available in various forms. They are not interchangeable. Cipro XR is particularly indicated for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Acute cystitis, commonly known as uncomplicated urinary tract infection ;
  • Complicated urinary tract infection (UTI);
  • Acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis;

Cipro XR dosage varies according to indication, the patient’s medical condition and some other external factors. The usual recommended doses as per indications are given below:

  • Patients suffering from acute cystitis should take 500mg tablets once a day for 3days.

  • For patients with complicated urinary tract infections, the treatment period lasts between 7 and 14 days, with 1000mg tablets being taken once daily.

  • Pyelonephritis patients may take 1000mg Cipro XR once every 24 hours for one or two weeks.

Doctors may advise some patients to take Cipro XR in doses different from those stated above. It is advisable that patients adhere to the doctor’s instructions in such a case.

Cipro XR tablets should be stored at 25 degrees Celsius.

Side Effects & Interactions of Cipro XR

Before patients decide to buy Cipro XR, they should be aware of all the possible side effects of this drug. There may be possibilities of some serious adverse reactions in some individuals. However, the mild effects of this drug are more common. The following side effects do not require medical attention unless they worsen or persist:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea, stomach ache and other gut problems
  • Dizziness
  • Vaginal infection (temporary)
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia

The list below contains some of the serious side effects of Cipro XR that need to be reported to a healthcare professional as soon as they surface:

  • Bloody stool
  • Seizures
  • Severe depression, mood changes, anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Severe stomach cramps
  • Painful or difficult urination, dark urine
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Chest pain, breathing problems
  • Fever, sore throat
  • Easy bruising
  • Peeling skin, pain, numbness, redness or swelling of the skin around tendon or joint areas
  • Patients are required to exercise caution while co-administering other drugs with Cipro XR. They should inform their doctors about the medications they are currently taking to avoid negative drug interactions in the body. Some drugs that are known to interact with Cipro XR are: antacids, ulcer medications, corticosteroids, blood thinners, live bacterial vaccines, cyclosporine, clozapine and diabetes medications.

    Warnings & Precautions of Cipro XR

    Cipro XR may cause damage to the tendons. Patients should avoid vigorous exercises during treatment.

    Patients should notify their doctors regarding past medical disorders or current problems, especially if they include: liver or kidney disorder, heart rhythm problems, diabetes, muscle or joint weakness, long QT syndrome, and mineral imbalance.

    Patients suffering from myasthenia gravis or those using tizanidine should not buy Cipro XR.

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