Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to this medicine or any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.
Studies have not demonstrated any pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of ciprofloxacin in children. This drug should be used with caution due to its toxicity and should be used only after other medicines have been considered and found ineffective. This drug can be used in children to prevent anthrax infection after possible exposure, and to treat serious kidney infections.
Studies regarding the relationship of age to the effects of ciprofloxacin extended-release tablets in the pediatric population have not been performed while safety and efficacy have not been established. Studies in the elderly have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of this drug. Elderly patients should consult with their healthcare professionals before taking this drug as they are more likely to have age-related kidney or heart problems, or develop severe tendon problems.
Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but there are no adequate studies in pregnant women or animals. There is minimal risk to infants when taking taking drug while breastfeeding. Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if are taking any other drugs such as Agomelatine, Amifampridine, Bepridil, Cisapride, Dronedarone, Flibanserin, Lomitapide, Mesoridazine, Pimozide, Piperaquine, Saquinavir, Sparfloxacin, Terfenadine, Thioridazine, Tizanidine, Ziprasidone, Acarbose, Acecainide, Acetohexamide, Alfuzosin, Alogliptin, Alosetron, Amiodarone, Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Anagrelide, Apixaban, Apomorphine, Aripiprazole, Arsenic Trioxide, Artemether, Asenapine, Astemizole, Azimilide, Azithromycin, Bendamustine, Benfluorex, Bosutinib, Bretylium, Buserelin, Canagliflozin, Chlorpromazine, Chlorpropamide, Cilostazol, Citalopram, Clarithromycin, Clomipramine, Clozapine, Crizotinib, Cyclobenzaprine, Dabrafenib, Dapagliflozin, Dasatinib, Degarelix, Delamanid, Desipramine, Deslorelin, Disopyramide, Dofetilide, Dolasetron, Domperidone, Donepezil, Doxorubicin, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Liposome, Droperidol, Eliglustat, Eltrombopag, Erlotinib, Erythromycin, Escitalopram, Everolimus, Exenatide, Fentanyl, Fingolimod, Flecainide, Fluconazole, Fluoxetine, Gatifloxacin, Gemifloxacin, Gliclazide, Glimepiride, Glipizide, Gliquidone, Glyburide, Gonadorelin, Goserelin, Granisetron, Halofantrine, Haloperidol, Histrelin, Hydroxychloroquine, Ibrutinib, Ibutilide, Ifosfamide, Iloperidone, Imipramine, Insulin, Insulin Aspart, Recombinant Insulin Bovine, Insulin Degludec, Insulin Detemir, Insulin Glulisine, Insulin Lispro, Recombinant Ivabradine Ketoconazole, Lapatinib, Leuprolide, Levofloxacin, Linagliptin, Liraglutide, Lopinavir, Lumefantrine, Lurasidone, Mefloquine, Metformin, Methadone, Metronidazole, Mifepristone, Miglitol, Moricizine, Moxifloxacin, Nafarelin, Naloxegol, Nateglinide, Nilotinib, Norfloxacin, Nortriptyline, Octreotide, Ofloxacin, Olaparib, Ondansetron, Paliperidone, Panobinostat, Pasireotide, Pazopanib, Perflutren Lipid Microsphere, Pioglitazone, Pirfenidone, Pomalidomide, Posaconazole, Pramlintide, Procainamide, Prochlorperazine, Promethazine, Propafenone, Protriptyline, Quetiapine, Quinidine, Quinine, Ranolazine, Rasagiline, Repaglinide, Rosiglitazone, Salmeterol, Saxagliptin, Sematilide, Sevoflurane, Simeprevir, Simvastatin, Sitagliptin, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate Dibasic, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, Solifenacin, Sorafenib, Sotalol, Sunitinib, Tacrolimus, Tasimelteon, Tedisamil, Telavancin, Telithromycin, Tetrabenazine, Theophylline, Tolazamide, Tolbutamide, Toremifene, Trazodone, Trifluoperazine, Trimipramine, Triptorelin, Vandetanib, Vardenafil, Vemurafenib, Vildagliptin, Vinflunine, Voriconazole, Warfarin, Aceclofenac, Aluminum Carbonate, Basic Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Phosphate, Betamethasone, Budesonide, Calcium, Chloroquine, Corticotropin, Cortisone, Cosyntropin, Cyclosporine, Deflazacort, Dexamethasone, Diclofenac, Didanosine, Dihydroxyaluminum Aminoacetate, Dihydroxyaluminum, Sodium Carbonate, Dutasteride, Fludrocortisone, Fluocortolone, Fosphenytoin, Hydrocortisone, Itraconazole, Lanthanum Carbonate, Levothyroxine, Magaldrate, Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium, Trisilicate, Methylprednisolone, Mycophenolate, Mofetil, Olanzapine, Phenytoin, Prednisolone, Prednisone, Probenecid, Rifapentine, Ropinirole, Ropivacaine, Sevelamer, Sildenafil, Sucralfate, Triamcinolone, or Zolpidem.
Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as bradycardia, diabetes, diarrhea, heart attack, heart disease, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, liver disease, seizures, stroke, brain disease, kidney disease, organ transplant, tendon disorder, or Myasthenia gravis.