Cipro (Ciprofloxacin 250 mg)
€39.80 – €162.90
Generic Cipro is the same drug as Cipro simply marketed under a different name. The drugs have identical formula and compound yet generic is usually much cheaper than the branded drug. The active substance used in the drugs is Ciprofloxacin. It is an antibiotic used for a variety of mild to severe infections such as bacterial sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, bone and joints infection, skin and soft tissue infections, anthrax, plague, cholera, and others. Read our medication guide to find out how to use the drug at home and how to buy the right medication when you want to save buying an antibiotic.
Brand name: Cipro
Generic name: Ciprofloxacin
Indications: Bacterial infections of respiratory tract, pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, cystitis, meningitis, joint Infection, osteomyelitis, gonococcal Infection, plague, anthrax, cholera
Benefits: Treats bacterial infections in oral use at home
Analogs: Ciplox, Cipract, Bacquinor, Baycip, Bernoflox, Ciflox, Cifloxin, Ciloxan, Ciprinol, Ciprobay, Ciprocinol, Ciprodar, Cipromycin, Ciproquinol, Ciproxan, Ciproxin, Flociprin, Floxin, Ocuflox, Proquin XR, Septicide, Velomonit
Generic Cipro (Ciprofloxacin 250 mg) guide:
What are the drugs marketed as Generic Cipro?
The most known brand of the medication based on Ciprofloxacin in the U.S. is Cipro. In other countries and in the U.S. too, the same medication can be found also under other names. The reason for that is that the formula of the medication is known for a long time already because the medication was developed and tested in 1979. Obviously, it allows various manufacturers to use the formula and manufacture their drugs based on it. However, they need to register different names for their drugs not to infringe the copyright of the Cipro brand owner. Such drugs are collectively called generics of Cipro or generics of Ciprofloxacin. If you ask any pharmacist for such drug, he or she will know exactly what you want to buy. Moreover, in different countries, different generics can be available. For instance, some generics that are sold in France are not registered in the U.S. and vice versa. Considering that the health care system in America is quite expensive, all generics registered in the country are much more expensive than those sold in other countries. The cheapest generics are usually manufactured in India and Eastern Europe due to lower production, registration, promotion, and other costs.
Are generics inferior to the branded drug?
No, generics have the same quality and efficiency as the branded drugs. In fact, the whole idea and program of generics creation was developed to make qualitative and effective medications affordable for people who cannot use expensive branded drugs. Therefore, if you need the drug based on Ciprofloxacin, you can buy Generic Cipro and use it without any worries that the drug may be ineffective.
When the antibiotic is used?
Antibiotics are a class of drugs which if used improperly can cause irreversible harm to the body. Although it can be said about other medications too, we feel that we must warn you about antibiotics especially because on this page you can buy Cipro.
The danger of antibiotics use is that some diseases can be misinterpreted. For instance, if you have symptoms of a bacterial infection it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is caused by a bacteria and not a virus. In case you have virus, antibiotics not only won’t be effective, they also will lower your immunity and make you more susceptible to infection while the treatment of the possible infection will be complicated by the fact that you already used an antibiotic within the last 6 months. Therefore, we highly advise you to get the drug only if you have a precise diagnosis and know that the infection you have is susceptible to Ciprofloxacin.
The medication is commonly prescribed for bronchitis, pneumonia, otitis media, pharyngitis, cystitis, prostatitis, gonococcal Infection, and other conditions. The antibiotic is also effective against life-threatening conditions such as plague, anthrax, cholera, and others but their treatment is performed in hospital exclusively and cannot be made at home.
What is the mechanism of effect of Cipro?
The medication renders antimicrobial activity of broad spectrum through the suppression of bacterial DNA gyrase, violation of the DNA synthesis, growth and replication of bacteria and fast death of bacteria cells. Ciprofloxacin provides a bactericidal effect on Gram-negative pathogens both during the rest and replication phases and on Gram-positive organisms only during replication. The low toxicity of the drug for the body is explained by the lack of DNA gyrase in the macro-organism.
The antibiotic doesn’t cause the resistance to other antibiotics not included in the group of gyrase inhibitors what makes it highly effective against bacteria resistant, for example, to aminoglycosides, penicillins, cephalosporins, tetracyclines and many other antibiotics.
How and for how long the antibiotic should be used for different conditions?
Before you buy Ciprofloxacin, it would be wise to consult your health care provider and get individual instructions on the medicine use. In this guide you can find general recommendations suitable for adults for mild to moderate non life-threatening infections.
– Treatment of pneumonia: the drug is either infused intravenously or taken in the daily dosage of 1000 or 1500 mg divided into two intakes in form of oral tablets every 12 hours. The duration of the therapy is from 7 to 14 days.
– Bronchitis therapy: the drug is either infused intravenously or taken in the daily dosage of 1000 or 1500 mg divided into two intakes in form of oral tablets every 12 hours. The duration of the therapy is from 7 to 14 days.
– Treatment of shigellosis: the daily dosage of 1000 mg divided into two intakes in form of oral tablets every 12 hours. The duration of the therapy is from 5 to 7 days.
– Therapy of infectious diarrhea: the daily dosage of 1000 mg divided into two intakes in form of oral tablets every 12 hours. The duration of the therapy is from 5 to 7 days.
– Sinusitis treatment: the drug is either infused intravenously or taken in the daily dosage of 1000 mg divided into two intakes in form of oral tablets every 12 hours. The duration of the therapy is 10 days.
– Skin or soft tissue infection treatment: the drug is either infused intravenously or taken in the daily dosage of 1000-1500 mg divided into two intakes in form of oral tablets every 12 hours. The duration of the therapy is 7-14 days.
Recommended dosage adjustments for liver or kidney impairment
The instruction provides the following recommendations for patients with kidney function impairment:
– In creatinine clearance from 30 to 50 ml per minute the daily dosage is 500 to 1000 mg orally divided into two intakes with an interval of 12 hours.
– In creatinine clearance from 5 to 29 ml per minute the dosage is 250 to 500 mg orally with an interval of 18 hours.
Do the dosages for Generic Cipro differ from the branded drug dosages?
If you buy Generic Ciprofloxacin with the same dosage of the active ingredient per pill as your doctor prescribed you when he or she appointed a branded drug, the daily dosages and treatment course duration are the same.
Can the antibiotic be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
The medication is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
Who should not use the medication?
Do not order Cipro if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have allergy to the drug, or for children below 18 years of age.
The medication should be cautiously used in severe atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels, cerebral circulation disorder, mental illness, epilepsy, epileptic syndrome, renal and/or hepatic failure, and in elderly age.
List of adverse reactions that can occur during Cipro use
When you order Generic Cipro and start using it, you may experience the following side effects: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, flatulence, loss of appetite, jaundice (especially in patients with liver disease), hepatitis, hepatonecrosis, dizziness, headache, fatigue, anxiety, tremor, insomnia, abnormality in pain perception, increased sweating, increased intracranial pressure, confusion, depression, hallucinations, skin itching, urticaria, the formation of blisters accompanied by bleeding, and the appearance of small nodules.
If you have any of these symptoms, inform your health care provider immediately.
Combination with other drugs (Interactions)
The medication is contraindicated to be used along with Tizanidine because of high risk of pronounced lowering of the blood pressure and drowsiness.
If you use any other drugs or supplements, inform your doctor about them before you order Ciprofloxacin and start using the antibiotic as some essential medications’ effect can be greatly lowered by the drug or the antibiotic effect can be lowered by their effect.
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