Cipro

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What is Cipro?

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Cipro® (ciprofloxacin) is a prescription antibiotic medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Cipro® is effective in treating a variety of infections like pneumonia and urinary tract infections as well as ailments like bone, skin and sinus infections.

Cipro® side effects


Cipro's most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, skin rash and restlessness. You can reduce some of the stomach-related side effects like nausea by taking Cipro® with food. But do not take Cipro® with dairy products like milk and yogurt. Even calcium-added juices without any other food can lead to side effects from Cipro®. You should also avoid caffeinated products like coffee, cola, tea and chocolate.

Cipro® can also make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, or photosensitive. Photosensitivity's symptoms include warmth, redness, blisters, swelling and rash. It is recommended that you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.

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