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Traveller’s diarrhoea can be a real pain, especially if you are in a location that is far away from any kind of medical treatment. Ciprofloxacin tD is an effective antibiotic treatment for killing the bacteria associated with traveller’s diarrhoea. It is an ideal solution for travellers and works on the common types of bacteria found in most countries around the world.
Ciprofloxacin can effectively reduce the duration of your traveller’s diarrhoea, as well as the symptoms associated with it. This effectiveness can be enhanced by the anti-diarrhoea drug loperamide. For best results you should take Ciproflaxaxin twice a day for three days.
Common throughout the world, traveller’s diarrhoea is a condition in which stools will be passed frequently. This is usually as a result of consuming some kind of food or drink which has been contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
The condition can be very unpleasant and can get in the way of day to day life – this is especially true when travelling. Though uncomfortable, the condition is nothing to worry about and will usually pass within a few days.
Ciprofloxacin is a kind of antibiotic known as a “quinolone antibiotic”. It is in no way related to penicillin. It is important to note that Ciprofloxacin should only be used to treat the symptoms of traveller’s diarrhoea – it should not be used as a preventative measure.
Your symptoms should begin to improve within 24 hours of taking Ciprofloxacin. Its effectiveness can be increased when used in conjunction with Loperamide. If used in conjunction with anti-sickness tablets, such as Avomine, you can help to reduce your fluid loss and general discomfort.
Ciprofloxacin can be used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, one of which is traveller’s diarrhoea. As an antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin will attack the dangerous bacteria infecting your body, preventing them from spreading and ultimately killing them off. When Ciprofloxacin attacks the bacteria, it prevents them from producing an enzyme that they require to live and propagate. This leaves the bacteria wide open to attack from your body’s natural defences.
Ciprofloxacin contains the active ingredient ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and can be used safely by children, teenagers, and adults. Here are some common conditions which Ciprofloxacin is used to treat:
Ciprofloxacin tablets should not be taken if:
When taking Ciprofloxacin you skin will become more sensitive to UV rays from the sun. For this reason it is advised that you avoid exposure to direct sunlight, as well as UV lamps, as much as possible. When you must go into the sun it is recommended that you used sun protection. If you notice any changes in your skin as a result of being in sunlight you should contact your doctor immediately.
In some cases, patients will develop a condition known as crystalluria in which they pass small crystals in their urine. If you notice this you should make sure you are drinking plenty of water and contact your doctor if necessary.
Ciprofloxacin may give a false test result for tuberculosis.
Always inform your doctor as to any medications you are currently taking or have recently taken. Some substances within the blood can be increased if using Ciprofloxacin, these are:
Take special care if you are using Ciprofloxacin at the same time as any of the following medications:
Blood levels of certain medications can be increased when using Ciprofloxacin, these include:
Certain medications can also reduce the effects of Ciprofloxacin, these include:
If you must take any of these medications then it is advised that you wait at least 2 hours before or after taking Ciprofloxacin.
You should always read all available packaging and product information before beginning a new medication.
Avoid dairy products as much as possible while taking Ciprofloxacin. You should also avoid anything which contains high levels of magnesium, calcium, iron, or aluminium such as antacids or supplements at least 2 hours before or after each dose of Ciprofloxacin.
How to take Ciprofloxacin tablets (antibiotics)
How to take Loperamide capsules (anti-diarrhoeals)
How to take Dioralyte sachets (rehydration sachets)
Most people will not experience any side effects when using Ciprofloxacin, however approximately 1 in 10 people might experience the following symptoms:
If you have any concerns regarding this side effects, or any of the information listed above, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using Ciprofloxacin you should read the following warnings carefully:
Ciprofloxacin should not be used if you or your child:
Before using Ciprofloxacin you should talk to your doctor if you:
You should cease usage and contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
Always inform doctors as to any medications you have taken.
Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets contain one active ingredient:
Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets also contain several inactive ingredients:
Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that belongs to the quinolone family. As an antibiotic it is used as a treatment for bacterial infections, especially within the chest, stomach, and urinary tract.
Ciprofloxacin kills harmful bacteria within your body by attacking their cells directly. By preventing the bacteria from producing an enzyme known as DNA-gyrase, Ciprofloxacin is able to stop the bacteria from spreading, causing them to die.
Women who are pregnant or currently breast feeding should not use Ciprofloxacin. You should also avoid Ciprofloxacin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within it.
You should consult your doctor before taking Ciprofloxacin if:
Ciprofloxacin is the best antibiotic to use in most regions around the world. Ciprofloxacin should not be used in South Asia, for example India and Pakistan, or South East Asia, such as Cambodia Vietnam. In these regions the best treatment is Azithromycin.
Dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt should be avoided, as well as any excess calcium in the form of supplementation. Other supplements, such as magnesium, iron, and aluminium should be taken at least two hours before or after Ciprofloxacin.
You can take Ciprofloxacin twice a day for a maximum of three days. Ciprofloxacin should be taken only once diarrhoea has started, not as a preventative measure.
You should see an improvement in your symptoms within 24 hours of taking Ciprofloxacin. If your symptoms do not improve, or worsen, you should seek medical advice. You should also seek medical advice if any of these things occur:
You can use Loperamide alongside Ciprofloxacin in order to reduce the symptoms of diarrhoea. At the same time, make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids, even if you are continuing to vomit – at least 3 litres a day. Eat simple food such as bread and rice as much as possible. You should also pay special attention to your personal hygiene to avoid the spreading of the bacteria.
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