Ciprofloxacin 500mg Tablets (Traveller's Diarrhoea Pack)
Our Traveller's Diarrhoea Treatment Pack contains:
- 6 x Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets (an antibiotic).
- 30 x Loperamide capsules (anti-diarrhoeals).
- 20 x Dioralyte sachets (rehydration sachets).
Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that helps to kill the bacteria causing traveller’s diarrhoea. It is the first line treatment for simple traveller’s diarrhoea caused by the most common bacterial infections in most countries.
- Drink plenty of fluids. The most critical part of treatment of traveller’s diarrhoea is keeping hydrated. Drink plenty of clean drinking water and rehydration sachets and avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol.
- Get plenty of rest. Your body needs time to fight whatever is causing your infection.
- Check for blood. If your loose stools contain blood you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is particularly effective at eradicating the bacteria that cause traveller’s diarrhoea. It is effective in reducing the duration and symptoms of traveller’s diarrhoea, especially when combined with loperamide. Ciprofloxacin is taken twice daily for 3 days.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for side effects and additional information.
Pharmacist Tip: Whilst taking ciprofloxacin you should avoid dairy products, or anything containing high levels of calcium, aluminium, magnesium or iron, such as antacids or mineral supplements, for at least 2 hours each side of the dose.
How to take Ciprofloxacin tablets (antibiotics)
- Take one tablet twice daily, roughly 12 hours apart.
- You should always continue the course until it is complete unless otherwise directed by a doctor.
- You should start taking Ciprofloxacin as soon as you recognize the symptoms of traveller’s diarrhoea such as diarrhoea, nausea, sickness, and stomach cramps.
- You should try to avoid food and drink containg high levels of calcium or iron (e.g. dairy products, red meat) at least 2 hours each side of taking Ciprofloxacin. You should also try to avoid antacids for the duration of your treatment.
How to take Loperamide capsules (anti-diarrhoeals)
- Take two capsules at the onset of diarrhoea, followed by a further capsule after each loose bowel movement.
- You should never take more than 8 capsules in 24 hours.
How to take Dioralyte sachets (rehydration sachets)
- Dissolve the contents of one sachet in roughly 200mL of fresh drinking water. Where fresh drinking water is unavailable, you should use water that has been freshly boiled and cooled.
- The solution should be made up immediately before use and consumed within one hour. If it is possible to refrigerate the mixture it can be stored for up to 24 hours.
It is possible that you may be allergic to Ciprofloxacin. If you know you are allergic to Ciprofloxacin or have suffered a reaction previously do not take Ciprofloxacin and discuss alternatives with your GP.
Ciprofloxacin has a small risk of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rash as with all medicines. Other uncommon side effects can include anorexia, agitation, disorientation, headaches, sleep disorders, muscle pain, and skin rashes or itching. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of side effects.
If you experience any adverse effects from taking your prescribed medicine it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0117 971 1603. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.
Ciprofloxacin should not cause a harmful interaction with any of your other current medicines. It should not be taken if you currently take methotrexate, tizanidine, theophylline, clozapine, ropinirole, or anticoagulants (such as warfarin). This was checked during your online consultation. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for further information.
Ciprofloxacin will clear up most simple cases of traveller’s diarrhoea caused by the most common bacteria, however because many different organisms can cause gastrointestinal infections it is important that if your symptoms do not improve or worsen that you see a doctor. They will be able to prescribe another medicine that is effective against the organism causing your infection. You should not stop taking Ciprofloxacin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
If you notice blood in your stool, or suffer with fever, chills, or severe headache your infection may be more serious and you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
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