Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Take ciprofloxacin exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Take each dose with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Drink several extra glasses of fluid each day while you are taking ciprofloxacin. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) for at least 15 seconds just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. When taking the oral liquid, swallow it without chewing the medicine beads you may notice in the liquid. Do not crush, chew or break the extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Ciprofloxacin may be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time each day. Do not take ciprofloxacin with dairy products such as milk or yogurt, or with calcium-fortified juice. You may eat or drink these products as part of a regular meal, but do not use them alone when taking ciprofloxacin.

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  1. link Dayna256
    cipro made me very sick after 2 days of taking it after going to doctor
    went to doctor and had a slight kidney infection so they give me cipro AND i can not take cipro antibotics for kidney infection made me very sick feel - 74% more...
    Dayna256- over a year ago - in Cipro
  2. link Dayna256
    made me sick really bad nausea had to stop taking
    can not take cipro antibotics for kidney infection made me very sick feeling almost vomitting,sweats,was horrible.
    Dayna256- over a year ago - in Cipro
  3. link Sherylcoley
    Cipro, the deadly drug
    My husband took Cipro for a bladder infection and just had surgery on the tendon that attaches to the heal of his foot, not knowing that this would ha - 75% more...
    Sherylcoley- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Cipro
  4. link Sadfromcipro
    Cipro caused digestive and central nervous system problems
    I was prescribed Cipro in Oct 2010, the side effects were worse than anything I believe I could ever get (except maybe anthrax which I later found out - 76% more...
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  5. link Heavyhep
    Cipro as a cure?
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  6. link Ciproslayer
    lets get cipro off the market
    i was given cipro for kidney stones. i took it 14 days. i had to wear sunglasses for light sensitivity. sharp shooting pain in my eyes. severe sorenes - 72% more...
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  7. link Jpc002
    pill too large
    Can you cut the Cipro 500 MG tablet in half, its too big for me to take
    Jpc002- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Cipro
  8. link Walkingfella
    Cipro drinking gasoline, stomach infection, nerve damage, heart damage, hip pain
    I was given Cipro for a stomach infection I had for a couple of days. I am 62 years old and in pretty good shape.Up until 2 weeks ago I walked at leas - 87% more...
    Walkingfella- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Cipro
  9. link Sicky
    what to do, what to do?
    I have an ingrown hair on my leg thats infected and was prescribed sulfamethoxazole-Tmp, but its making me feel sick,could i take cipro from a bacteri - 12% more...
    Sicky- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Cipro
  10. link Labilll123
    Cipro mild activity, wrist pain, severe pain, ankles, joint pain
    Female. Age 30. I was prescribed Cipro when I came back from a trip to Central America with a mysterious fever that had lasted for 6 days. My dosage w - 85% more...
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