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Ciprodex is used to treat an array of bacteria and produces less potential side effects compared to others in its class. Ciprodex is the generic name of the antibiotic that is available by the brand names Cipro, Ciprobay and Ciproxin. It is a fluoroquinolone that acts as a bacteriocidal. Usually, bacteria in the human body are eliminated and the growth and spread is stopped through inhibitive actions. Ciprodex is used against a variety of bacterial infections including some urinary tract infections and in the treatment and prevention of anthrax.

Ciprodex is effective against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and acts on enzymes to prevent bacterial cell division. Some bacteria that it fights are enterobacteriaceae, brucella, neisseria, campylobacter, vibrio, mycobacterium intracellulare, legionella sp., pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, streptococcus pneumoniae and Chlamydia. This medication is not as effective against bacteroides, entercoccus faecium, streptococcus pyogenes and ureaplasma urealyticum.

Side effects are low in severity and frequency and typically mild to moderate. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion, headache, diarrhea, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, nightmares, insomnia, feelings of distrust, vaginal itching or discharge. If you experience any of these, they should be reported to your healthcare professional. Serious side effects include rashes, hives, joint and myalgia, fainting, irregular heartbeat, hoarseness of voice, tingling sensation, easily languidnessd, loss of appetite, fever, hallucination, depression, double vision, seizure, suicidal ideations and loss of sensitivity to touch. These should immediately be reported to your healthcare professional and patients should stop taking Ciprodex.

Patients with hypersensitivity to quinolones and fluoroquinolones should be cautious in taking this medication. Ciprodex may interact negatively with tizanidine, anticoagulants, acetazolamide, anti-diarrheals, methotrexate and anti-inflammatory medications. Patients should tell their healthcare professional if they are taking any herbal medications or nutritional supplements prior to taking this medication. Operating machinery and driving are discouraged until the effects of this medication are fully realized by the patient. The medication increases skin sensitivity to ultraviolet light and sunlight but sunburns are not normal and should be reported to your healthcare professional.

Ciprodex works by binding to the DNA gyrase enzyme, which is a type II topoisomerase and important in separating replicated DNA. The binding action causes double-stranded breaks in the chromosome of the bacteria, stopping cell division. The medication also acts on any existing bacteria by killing them.

In a study, 24 women ages 22 to 32 suffering from urinary tract infections were given 500 mg of Ciprodex twice daily in the form of oral tablets. After 1 week, half of the participants were free from symptoms and by the end of the second week, all participants were fully healed. Only 3 participants reported mild side effects.

Ciprodex is a nonprescription medication and can be bought at pharmacies and drug stores. Check the expiration date, manufacturer and location to ensure the validity of the product. When buying any medication over the internet, be sure that the source is valid by checking the address and asking for verification.

Ciprodex is taken according to the recommended dose. Never double the dose if you miss one. Each dose should be taken with a full glass of water and should be swallowed whole, not crushed or chewed. Patients are should not take the medication with dairy products. The medication should be stored at room temperature and kept out of children's reach.

Ciprodex has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of ciprodex


• Molecular formula of ciprodex is C17H18FN3O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-4-oxo-7-piperazin-1-yl-quinoline-3-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 331.342 g/mol
Ciprodex available : 0.3% solution 10ml bottle, 0.3% solution 2.5ml bottle, 0.3% solution 5ml bottle, 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets, 750mg tablets

Generic name: Ciprofloxacin

Brand name(s): Bacquinor, Baycip, Bernoflox, Ciflox, Cifloxin, Ciloxan, Ciprinol, Cipro, Ciprobay, Ciprocinol, Ciprodar, Ciprofloxacina, Cipromycin, Ciproquinol, Ciproxan, Ciproxin, Flociprin, Floxin, Ocuflox, Ofloxacin, Septicide, Velomonit

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