Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections, skin infections, and respiratory infections.
For: Cats and Dogs
How it works: Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone, an antimicrobial medicine that kills bacteria by blocking bacterial DNA.Cautions: Side effects may include loose stools and diarrhea.
|Ciprofloxacin Tablets 250mg:
|Ciprofloxacin Tablets 500mg:
Dosage & Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Give all of the medication your veterinarian has prescribed. Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Ciprofloxacin can be given with or without food, but should be given at the same time every day. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Ciprofloxacin at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Possible side effects of Ciprofloxacin: Stop giving the medication and seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; or hives). Stop giving Ciprofloxacin and contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops any of these serious side effects: seizures or convulsions, confusion, depression, sudden pain, swelling near the joints, nausea, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellowing of the skin or eyes, diarrhea that is watery or bloody, or urinating more or less than usual. Other less serious side effects may also occur. Continue to give the medication and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, joint stiffness, or muscle pain. Side effects other than those listed may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
If you miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
If you overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include seizures, urination problems, or weakness.
Ciprofloxacin should not be use in: Do not use Ciprofloxacin in animals allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Do not give Ciprofloxacin within 2 hours of antacids or sucralfate. Do not give Ciprofloxacin with vitamin/mineral products.
What other drugs will affect Ciprofloxacin Before giving Ciprofloxacin, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given warfarin, theophylline, probenecid, insulin or oral diabetes medication such as Glipizide, an NSAID such as carprofen, Deramaxx or other, Phenytoin or cyclosporine modified. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Ciprofloxacin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications.