Cifran 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Cifran 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Cifran 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

Cifran 500 tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It contains ciprofloxacin as the active ingredient. Cifran 500 is used for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, sinusit...
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ContainsCiprofloxacin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsFever, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, vomiting
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Uses of Cifran 500 MG

Cifran 500 tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infection.

Contraindications of Cifran 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to ciprofloxacin or any ingredient of Cifran 500 tablet.
  • If you are taking other quinolone medicines like moxifloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin or nalidixic acid.
  • If you are taking tizanidine (a medicine used to treat muscle spasm).

Side effects of Cifran 500 MG

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Precautions and Warnings of Cifran 500 MG


Can I take the Cifran 500 tablet during pregnancy?
Cifran 500 should be avoided during pregnancy. If you conceive while taking this medicine, stop taking this medicine immediately and inform your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Cifran 500 tablet while breastfeeding?
Cifran 500 tablet can pass into the human breastmilk and may harm your child. Hence, it should not be used during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Cifran 500 tablet?
Cifran 500 tablet may affect the reaction time, which is crucial for driving. Hence, it is advised not to use this medicine while driving or operating machines.


Can I consume alcohol with Cifran 500 tablet?
You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Cifran 500 tablet, as alcohol may worsen the side effects like dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have kidney diseases, as Cifran 500 tablet will then require dose adjustment.
  • You have a history of fits.
  • You have diabetes as your blood glucose can drop when you are on this medicine.
  • You have myasthenia gravis. This medicine can worsen it.
  • You have a history of tendon problems.
  • You have heart diseases, very slow heart rhythm, heart failure.
  • You have liver diseases.
  • You have any psychiatric illness.
  • You have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells).
  • You experience any sudden severe allergic reaction, pain or swelling in joints and tendinitis, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately.

Mode of Action of Cifran 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Cifran 500 tablet prevents bacterial growth and kills the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Cifran 500 MG

  • Swallow Cifran 500 tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Take is as per the directions given by the doctor.

Interactions of Cifran 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way the Cifran 500 works or the Cifran 500 itself can affect the action of other medicines take together. Inform your doctor about your complete medication history and...
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  • Especially, if you are on anti-coagulants, taking medicines for a heart condition, anti-gout medicine, medicine for brain-related disorders, antacids, certain anti-infectives, immunosuppressants, etc.
  • Supplements containing iron, magnesium, aluminium, calcium should be avoided.

Interactions with food items

Dietary supplements or mineral-fortified drinks like milk, yogurt, calcium-fortified orange juice should not be taken with Cifran 500 tablet as they reduce the absorption of this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Cifran 500 MG

  • Cifran 500 tablet does not require any special storage conditions.
  • Try to keep it out of the reach of children.

Dosage of Cifran 500 MG


Symptoms of an overdose of Cifran 500 tablet may lead to confusion, tremor, headache, tiredness, dizziness, hallucinations, fits etc. Contact your doctor immediately in case of overdose or rush to the...
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Missed a Dose

For optimum effect, doses of antibiotics should not be missed. If you missed any dose of Cifran 500 tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed ...
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Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I avoid while taking Cifran 500?

A: Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Wear a protective covering or use sunscreen (SPF 30 or 40) to prevent sunburn.

Q: Is Cifran 500 tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Cifran 500 tablet is an antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infection.

Q: Can you take Cifran 500 tablet if you have a fever?

A: No, you cannot take Cifran 500 tablet if you have a fever as it is used to treat severe bacterial infections and not viral infections like a fever. Also, avoid self-medicating and should take any medicines only after consulting the doctor.

Q: What is Cifran 500 used for?

A: Cifran 500 tablet is an antibiotic medicine, used to treat various types of bacterial infections like skin, ear, stomach, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.

Q: What is the minimum daily dose for Cifran 500 tablet?

A: You should take this medicine in doses and duration as prescribed by your doctor. You should not consume it more than prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Can Cifran 500 tablet be taken if I am breastfeeding?

A: Cifran 500 tablet passes into breast milk and it could potentially harm the breastfed baby. Therefore, it should not be used during breastfeeding. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking the Cifran 500 tablet?

A: Inform the doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history, if you have liver or kidney disease and if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby.

Q: Is Cifran 500 tablet habit forming?

A: No, Cifran 500 tablet is not habit-forming.

Q: Can I stop taking Cifran 500 tablet before the prescribed duration, if I start feeling better?

A: No, you should always finish the full course of the treatment, even if you start feeling better. If you start feeling better, there are still infection-causing bacteria present in the body, which can make the infection return in a few days. If one does not complete the course, a few infections causing bacteria later become resistant to these antibiotics and cause severe infections that are difficult to treat. Hence, always finish the course of antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: How long can I use Cifran 500 tablet?

A: The doctor will decide the duration depending upon the type and severity of the infection. Take it for as long as your doctor tells you. Do not stop taking your medicine even if you feel better.

Q: What are the side effects of Cifran 500 tablet?

A: The common side effects of this medicine are diarrhoea, nausea, fever, headache, etc. These side effects are temporary and may resolve in sometime. Inform your doctor if these symptoms persist for long.
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Last Updated on: 06 Apr 2022 | 05:57 PM (IST)
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