Health: Allergies Wellness Center
  • Search Wellness Centers
  • Find a Pharmacy
    Enter your Zip code or city to find your Local Pharmacy
  • Spring Allergies FY15 Zone 2 banner

  • Allergies Wellness Center
  • Cipro (Ciprofloxacin)

    Cipro (ciprofloxacin) medication is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics.

  • Ciprofloxacin Oral

    Related Topics

    1.   See interactions with nutritional supplements and food, and how they may increase the effectiveness or reduce side effects with this medicine

    2. Ciprofloxacin
    3. Taking a different form of this medicine?

    4. See additional forms

    Pronounced

    "sip-row-FLOX-ah-sin"

    Common brand names:

    Cipro

    Uses

    This medication is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

    This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for virus infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

    How to Use This Medication

    Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking ciprofloxacin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

    Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day in the morning and evening.

    The tablet may have a bitter taste if you split, chew, or crush it before taking it. The manufacturer recommends swallowing the tablet whole for this reason.

    The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

    Take this medication at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking other products that may bind to it, decreasing its effectiveness. Ask your pharmacist about the other products you take. Some examples include: quinapril, sucralfate, vitamins/minerals (including iron and zinc supplements), and products containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium (such as antacids, didanosine solution, calcium supplements).

    Calcium-rich foods, including dairy products (such as milk, yogurt) or calcium-enriched juice, can also decrease the effect of this medication. Take this medication at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after eating calcium-rich foods, unless you are eating these foods as part of a larger meal that contains other (non-calcium-rich) foods. These other foods decrease the calcium binding effect.

    Ask your doctor or pharmacist about safely using nutritional supplements/replacements with this medication.

    Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.

    Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

    Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


  • Used with permission. ©2014 Walmart. All Rights Reserved. 

     
    Important Walmart Disclaimer: All content provided is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, or advice of a medical professional. Consult your medical professional for guidance before changing or undertaking any diet, exercise or health program, or before using any prescription or over-the-counter drug. Neither the author nor Walmart.com assumes any responsibility for errors, omissions or contrary interpretation of the subject matter. Walmart does not sponsor, recommend or endorse any third party, product, service or information provided on this site. If you have dietary restrictions and/or allergies, always read the ingredient list carefully for all products prior to consumption. If the ingredient list is not available on the product, check with the product manufacturer, or do not consume the product.

  • You may like...

    • Allegra 24 Hour Allergy Relief, 5ct

      $548

    • Zyrtec 24 Hour Allergy Tablets 10 mg, 14 ct

      $1242

    • Bissell 2X Pet Stain and Oder Formula

      $3470

    • Ddi 1267630 Health A2Z Severe Daytime Cold Caplets - 12 Ct - Case of 12

      $3457

    • Reckitt Benckiser Max Strength Expectorant RAC02314

      $2348

    • Menstrual Complete Caplets, Two-Pack, 50 Packs/Box

      $3499

    • Advil liqui-gels ACM016902

      $2750

    • PhysiciansCARE Ibuprofen Pain Reliever ACM90109

      $4437

    • Reckitt Benckiser Sore Throat and Cough Lozenges RAC74016

      $490

    • Sinus Relief, 12/Pack

      $1449

    • Chattem, Inc Original Strength Medicated Powder CAT01040

      $472

    • Swift first aid Sinus Decongestant Tablets - 2106250 SEPTLS7142106250

      $1386

    • Tylenol Extra-strength tylenol ACM40900

      $94099

    • Curad First Aid Silk Cloth Tape MIINON270102

      $2665

    • Swift first aid Pain Stoppers Extra Strength Pain Relievers - 163250 SEPTLS71...

      $2257

    • Motrin Ib ACM13367

      $35093

    • Guardian FANA CS Non-Aspirin Packs with 2 Tablets - 100 packs

      $2306

    • PhysiciansCARE PhysiciansCare Bandage Shear ACM90292

      $1024

    • Cuddlee Pet 80-01517 Kids Cuddlee Slippers - Bunny - - Ages 6 - 12

      $2311

    • Lil' Drugstore 97277 Allergy Sinus Relief, 30-Pack

      $2928

    • Lil Drugstore 58030 Single-Dose Ibuprofen Tablets Refill Packs, 30 Packets/Box

      $3138

    • Herb Throat Drops, Cherry Honey, 24/Box

      $2599

    • RZ Mask 83306-R Hot Pink Regular

      $3503

    • RZ Mask 83276-R Red Regular

      $3503

    • Aspirin Tablets, Two-Pack, 50 Packs/Box

      $1899

    • Himalayan Institute Dietary Supplements Chyawanprash 500 grams 223153

      $2367

    • air" Decongest - Drug-Free Decongestant Nasal Breathing Aid, 12 ct

      $1219

    • Swift first aid Miralac Antacids - 171547 SEPTLS714171547

      $1136

    • Dynarex 1147 White Petroleum Jelly 15 Oz - 12/Case

      $3298

    • Swan 8Oz Liquid Medicated Vapor Steam

      $277

    • Acme United 90091 Allergy Tablets, 50 Two-Packs/Box

      $3024

  • Allergy Relief Costs Less at Walmart

     
    If spring allergies, fall allergies or food allergies are holding you back, the Allergies Wellness Center is a great place to get relief for less. Find expert tips on keeping allergens at bay, and save on air purifiers, allergy medicine, nasal strips and sprays that can help make sure you stay sniffle free. From pollen to dander, our Allergy Wellness Center can help any time of year. And if your allergies require prescription medications, be sure for check out all the ways you can save at our Pharmacy.