Taking ciprofloxacin injection raises your risk of experiencing tendinitis, which is the swelling of a tendon that connects a bone to a muscle, or a tendon rupture, which is the tearing of a tendon, during treatment or for up to several months following. These issues could impact the tendons in your shoulder, hand, ankle’s back, or other portions of your body. Any age can get tendinitis or a ruptured tendon, although adults over 60 have the highest risk. Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, a joint or tendon disorder like rheumatoid arthritis (a condition in which the body attacks its own joints, resulting in pain, swelling, and loss of function), have undergone a kidney, heart, or lung transplant, or have ever done so, or if you engage in regular physical activity. If you are using oral or injectable steroids like dexamethasone, methylprednisolone (Medrol), or prednisone, let your doctor and pharmacist know (Rayos). Immediately stop using ciprofloxacin injection, rest, and make a phone contact to your doctor if you have any of the following tendinitis symptoms: Muscle aches, swollen lumps, discomfort, stiffness, or trouble moving the muscle. If you encounter any of the following signs of a ruptured tendon, stop taking ciprofloxacin injection and seek immediate medical attention: hearing or feeling a snap or pop in a tendon area, bruising following a tendon injury, or being unable to move or bear weight on the affected area.
The effects of ciprofloxacin injectable use can include nerve damage and changes in sensation that might last even after you stop taking the medication. As soon as you start taking ciprofloxacin injection, this injury could happen. If you have ever experienced peripheral neuropathy, let your doctor know (a type of nerve damage that causes tingling, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet). Call your doctor right away and stop taking ciprofloxacin if you notice any of the following signs: inability to feel light touch, vibrations, pain, heat, or cold; or numbness, tingling, discomfort, burning, or weakness in the arms or legs.
The usage of ciprofloxacin injection may have major negative effects on your brain or neurological system. Following the initial injection of ciprofloxacin, this is possible. Inform your doctor if you currently have or previously had kidney illness, seizures, epilepsy, cerebral arteriosclerosis (narrowing of blood arteries in or around the brain that can cause a stroke or ministroke), stroke, or any other condition. Call your doctor right away and stop using ciprofloxacin injectable if you have any of the following signs: seizures, tremors, lightheadedness, and dizziness; headaches that won’t go away (whether or not they are accompanied by blurred vision), trouble getting or keeping asleep, nightmares, a lack of trust in people, or the impression that they are trying to hurt you; Hallucinations (seeing or hearing objects or voices that are not there); suicidal thoughts or behaviours; feelings of restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, depression, memory issues, or confusion; or other changes in your attitude or behaviour.
Those who have myasthenia gravis, a neurological system illness that causes muscle weakness, may experience worsening muscle weakness from using ciprofloxacin injection, which could result in serious breathing problems or even death. If you have myasthenia gravis, tell your doctor. Your physician could advise against using ciprofloxacin injection. If your doctor prescribes ciprofloxacin injection for your myasthenia gravis and you have muscle weakness or have trouble breathing while taking it, call your doctor right away.
Discuss the dangers of using ciprofloxacin injection with your doctor.
When you start therapy with ciprofloxacin injection, your doctor or pharmacist will give you the manufacturer’s patient information leaflet (Medication Guide). If you have any questions, carefully read the material and contact your doctor or pharmacist. To obtain the Medication Guide, you can also go to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs) or the manufacturer’s website.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Infections of the skin, bone, joint, abdomen (stomach area), urinary system, and prostate are among the bacterial infections that can be treated with ciprofloxacin injection (male reproductive gland). Patients with fever and a high risk of infection due to a deficiency in white blood cells are also treated with ciprofloxacin injection. Moreover, plague (a deadly infection that might be intentionally disseminated as part of a bioterror strike) and inhalation anthrax are both treated or prevented with ciprofloxacin injection (a serious infection that may be spread by anthrax germs in the air on purpose as part of a bioterror attack). Bronchitis and sinus infections can also be treated with ciprofloxacin, although these disorders shouldn’t be treated with it if there are other treatments available. Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics that includes ciprofloxacin injection. It functions by eradicating the infection-causing germs.
Colds, the flu, or other viral diseases cannot be treated with antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin injection. Antibiotic overuse raises the likelihood that you’ll get an infection later on that is resistant to antibiotic therapy.
How should this medicine be used?
Ciprofloxacin injection is available as a solution (liquid) for intravenous administration (into a vein). It is typically administered over the course of 60 minutes, once every 8 to 12 hours on average. The sort of infection you have will determine how long your therapy will last. How long you should use ciprofloxacin injection will be determined by your doctor.
Ciprofloxacin injections are available both in hospitals and for use at home. Your doctor will demonstrate how to administer ciprofloxacin injection if you plan to administer it at home. Make sure you comprehend these instructions, and if you have any issues, consult your healthcare professional. If you experience any difficulties administering ciprofloxacin injection, see your healthcare practitioner for advice.
In the initial days of receiving ciprofloxacin injectable therapy, you ought to start feeling better. Call your doctor if your symptoms don’t go away or if they get worse.
Even if you feel better, continue to take the ciprofloxacin injection until the end of the prescription. Unless you develop certain severe adverse effects described in the IMPORTANT WARNING or SIDE EFFECTS sections, do not stop taking ciprofloxacin injection without consulting your doctor. Your illness could not be completely treated and the bacteria might develop antibiotic resistance if you stop taking ciprofloxacin injection too soon or skip doses.
Other uses for this medicine
During biological warfare, ciprofloxacin can be used to treat and stop the purposeful spread of severe diseases including tularemia and anthrax of the skin and mouth. Moreover, cat scratch illness (an infection that can arise from being bitten or scratched by a cat), Legionnaires’ disease (a form of lung infection), and infections of the outer ear that extend to the face’s bones are occasionally treated with ciprofloxacin injection. Injections of ciprofloxacin are occasionally used to treat infections in patients undergoing specific procedures. The dangers of using this drug for your illness should be discussed with your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using ciprofloxacin injection,
- If you are allergic to ciprofloxacin, any other quinolone or fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in ciprofloxacin injection, let your doctor and pharmacist know right away. For a list of the ingredients, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Informing your physician that you are taking tizanidine (Zanaflex). Ciprofloxacin injection shouldn’t be used when you’re taking this drug, according to your doctor.
- Inform your doctor and pharmacist about any additional prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products you are now taking or intend to use. Mention the drugs in the IMPORTANT CAUTION section as well as any of the following: Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax), warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), certain antidepressants, antipsychotics such clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo, Versacloz), and olanzapine (Zyprexa, in Symbyax), as well as caffeine or products containing caffeine (Excedrin, NoDoz, Vivarin, among others); diuretics (often known as “water pills”), duloxetine (Cymbalta), erythromycin (E.E.S., Eryc, Eryped, among others), clarithromycin (Biaxin, in Prevpac), cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), insulin, or other diabetes drugs including chlorpropamide and glimepiride (Amaryl, in Duetact), lidocaine (Xylocaine), various drugs for irregular heartbeat such amiodarone (Nexterone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide, quinidine (in Nuedexta), and sotalol (Betapace, Betapace AF, Sorine, Sotylize); glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (DiaBeta), tolazamide, and tolbutamide; methotrexate (Otrexup, Rasuvo, Trexall), NSAIDs including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, etc.), phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek), probenecid (Probalan, in Col-Probenecid), ropinirole (Requip), sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra), or (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl others). Your doctor might need to adjust your medication doses or keep a close eye out for any negative side effects. Informing your doctor about every medicine you take, even those not on this list, is important because many other drugs may also interact with ciprofloxacin.
- Inform your doctor if you or anyone in your family has ever experienced a prolonged QT interval, a rare heart condition that can result in an irregular heartbeat, fainting, or sudden death. Additionally, let them know if you currently have or have ever experienced any of the following: slow or irregular heartbeat, heart failure (a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to the other parts of the body), a heart attack, an aortic aneurysm (swelling of the large (a genetic condition that can affect the heart, eyes, blood vessels and bones), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (a genetic disorder that can damage the skin, joints, or blood vessels), or have low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood. Furthermore let your doctor know if you currently have diabetes, low blood sugar issues, or liver disease.
- Inform your doctor if you are expecting, intend to get pregnant, or are nursing a baby. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while taking ciprofloxacin injectable.
- Until you are aware of how this drug affects you, refrain from operating machinery, driving a car, or engaging in other tasks that call for attentiveness or coordination.
- Plan to use protective clothes, sunglasses, and sunscreen and to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight or UV radiation (tanning beds and sunlamps). Your skin may become more susceptible to UV or sunshine after receiving a ciprofloxacin injection. Call your doctor if your skin begins to become red, swell, or blister, like a severe sunburn.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid consuming excessive amounts of caffeine-containing foods and beverages such coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks, and chocolate. Caffeine-induced nervousness, insomnia, racing heartbeat, and anxiety may worsen after taking ciprofloxacin injection.
While using ciprofloxacin injection, be careful to consume lots of water or other fluids every day.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
As soon as you realise you missed a dose, administer it. If the next dose is soon due, skip the missed one and carry on with your regular dosing plan. To make up for a missing dose, do not provide a second dose.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Injections of ciprofloxacin may have adverse effects. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:
- Abdominal pain
- Strange fatigue
- At the injection site, irritation, discomfort, soreness, redness, warmth, or swelling may be present
Call your doctor right away or seek emergency medical assistance if you develop any of the following symptoms or any of the symptoms listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section.
- Severe diarrhoea (bloody or watery stools), which may or may not be accompanied by fever and cramping (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
- Skin that is flaking or blistering
- Edoema of the lower legs, hands, feet, ankles, throat, lips, tongue, or eyes
- Throat constriction or hoarseness
- Breathing or swallowing challenges
- Persistent or escalating cough
- Having pale complexion, yellowing skin or eyes, black urine, or light-colored faeces
- Intense hunger or thirst, pallor, trembling, a racing or fluttering heartbeat, excessive sweating, frequent urination, blurred vision, or unusual anxiety
- Loss of awareness or fainting
- Less urinations
- Significant bruising or bleeding
- Unexpected chest, stomach, or back pain
Children who receive a ciprofloxacin injection may experience complications with their bones, joints, and surrounding tissues. Children under the age of 18 should typically not receive ciprofloxacin injection unless they have serious diseases that cannot be treated with other antibiotics or they have been exposed to the plague or anthrax through the air. If your doctor recommends ciprofloxacin injection for your child, be essential to let the doctor know if the child now has any joint-related issues or has ever had any. If your kid experiences joint discomfort or swelling while receiving ciprofloxacin injectable treatment or following it, call your doctor right away.
Discuss the dangers of using or administering ciprofloxacin injection to your child with your doctor.
Further negative effects of ciprofloxacin injection are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).
In case of emergency/overdose
Call 1-800-222-1222 to reach the poison control hotline in the event of an overdose. You can get information online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. Call emergency services at 911 right away if the sufferer has fallen, experienced a seizure, is having problems breathing, or cannot be roused.
What other information should I know?
Keep all of your appointments with your physician and the lab. To monitor how your body is responding to the ciprofloxacin injection, your doctor may request specific lab tests. Your doctor might advise you to monitor your blood sugar more frequently while taking ciprofloxacin if you have diabetes.
You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.
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