Ciprofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. It fights with all the major groups of harmful microorganisms: gram-positive and aerobic, gram-negative and anaerobic. This antibiotic is ideal for a long or complex system treatment of infectious diseases. For example, ciprofloxacin is used for prostatitis or any other diseases of the urogenital system, which require long-term treatment. This drug is assigned for other complex infectious diseases that affect different vital systems of the human body.
How to Supplied?
The drug is released and sold in the form of film-coated tablets and can have various dosage. Tablets, 500mg and 250mg are usually supplied in blister pack or strip with unit-dose package of 10 (5-2.5 grams of the drug in the package).
The main active substance is ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. Inactive ingredient include: povidone, magnesium stearate, purified talc, sodium starch glycolate, microcrystalline cellulose and silicon anhydride colloid. This antibiotic refers to the group of fluoroquinolones. Antibiotic has peculiar variety of unique properties that amplify the effect of main active substance in fighting against infections; therefore, treatment of ciprofloxacin used for prostatitis has a huge importance.
The Drug Pharmacological Action
As it has been said above it is an effective modern antimicrobial medication of broad-spectrum and it refers to the group of fluoroquinolones. It also has a bactericidal effect. Taking the drug resulted in DNA synthesis and cellular proteins of bacteria is stopped in infected cells, that in turn leads to the death of a virus or bacteria and recovery of the patient. Ciprofloxacin for prostatitis gained reputation of a very effective antibiotic. It is very important that this antibiotic in its actions is able to identify and see not only the active malicious microorganisms, but also those that are in sleep mode. This fact is important in the treatment of ciprofloxacin for asymptomatic or chronic prostatitis.
The given antibiotic after taking is rapidly absorbed throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Well distributed and penetrates into all tissues, except for adipose and nervous ones. In therapeutic concentrations ciprofloxacin for prostatitis is accumulated mainly in the tissues and organs of the urogenital system, that is important in the treatment of cipro for prostatitis. Also the drug is accumulated in organs of the digestive system, liver, kidneys, lungs and others.
Dosage and Administration
Attention! Taking the drug should be prescribed by a doctor. The dosage of the antibiotic, first of all, depends on the type of illness, severity of infection or disease, the immune system of the patient, weight, age and other factors that only doctor can objectively estimate. In simple cases it is assigned only 250 mg of ciprofloxacin, in complex cases – 500 mg twice a day. The attending physician determines the treatment duration. But usually it is not more than 10 days.
Attention!Ciprofloxacin should be taken on an empty stomach. It is important to drink plenty of water.
Indications and Usage
Indication for use can be virtually any disease of infectious nature. Mostly it refers infections of digestive and urogenital system. The purpose of this drug can be associated with a specific type of malicious microorganism which became the cause of infectious disease. The drug is prescribed to treat infections: ear, nose, throat, gallbladder and biliary tract, mucous membranes, bones and soft tissues, as well as sepsis and peritonitis.
Contraindications and Side Effects
- The drug is used only as prescribed.
- The drug is contraindicated for colitis and children under the age of 18 years.
There are different side effects with virtually all vital systems of the human body. That is why before the appointment of this drug, the doctor should ask the patient about allergies and diseases of internal organs.