Ciplox 500mg Tablet
Ciplox 500mg Tablet

Ciplox 500mg Tablet

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Ciprofloxacin(500.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Ciplox 500 tablet is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections like pneumonia, sinus infection and other infections of the skin, ear, nose, stomach, urinary tract, etc. It contains ciprofloxaci...
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Uses of Ciplox 500 MG

Ciplox 500 tablet is used for the treatment of respiratory tract infections, ear infection, urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, intestinal infections, stomach infection, skin infec...
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Contraindications of Ciplox 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to ciprofloxacin or any other ingredients of the Ciplox 500 tablet.
  • If you are using other quinolone medicines like moxifloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin or nalidixic acid.
  • If you are using tizanidine (a medicine used to treat muscle spasms).

Side effects of Ciplox 500 MG

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Ciplox 500 MG



Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Avoid during pregnancy as it may harm the baby. If you conceive while taking the medicine, stop taking the medicine and inform the doctor. Consult a doctor before starting medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Ciplox 500 tablet while breastfeeding?
It passes into the breastmilk and harms the child. Avoid breastfeeding while you are on treatment with Ciplox 500 tablet.


Can I drive after consuming the Ciplox 500 tablet?
It makes you a little dizzy, you need to be cautious while driving or operating machines.


Can I consume alcohol while taking the Ciplox 500 tablet?
Avoid alcohol while taking the Ciplox 500 tablet, as alcohol may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any kind of pre-existing health condition such as heart-related diseases, liver or kidney disorder, blood-related disorder, etc.
  • You suffer from kidney problems, as the Ciplox 500 tablet will then require dose adjustment.
  • You suffer from psychiatric illness.
  • You have a history of fits.
  • You suffer from diabetes, your blood glucose drops when you are on the tablet.
  • You suffer from myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), the tablet worsens it.
  • You suffer from tendon problems.
  • You suffer from glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (a blood enzyme disease that affects red blood cells).
  • You develop a sudden allergic reaction, pain or swelling in joints and tendinitis, stop taking the Ciplox 500 tablet and contact the doctor.

Mode of Action of Ciplox 500 MG

How Does It Work?

It prevents bacterial growth and killing the infection-causing bacteria.

Directions for Use of Ciplox 500 MG

Ciplox 500 tablet must be taken as directed by the doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. Take it at the same time every day and must not consume ...
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Interactions of Ciplox 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sometimes the Ciplox 500 tablet may affect the way other medicines work or vice versa if taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are on certain medications like antigout medicines such as probenecid, antacids like cimetidine, anti-emetic like metoclopramide, medicines for breathing-related disorders, anticoag...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are medicines for sleeping disorders like zolpidem, immunosuppressants like ciclosporin, anaesthesia like lidocaine, etc.
  • Medicines or certain supplements containing iron, calcium, etc antacids or sucralfate should not be taken within two hours of taking this medicine as they reduce the effect of this medicine.

Interactions with food items

Dietary supplements or mineral-fortified drinks like milk, yoghurt, calcium-fortified orange juice must not be taken with the Ciplox 500 tablet as they reduce the absorption of the medicine.

Storage and disposal of Ciplox 500 MG

  • Ciplox 500 tablet does not require special storage conditions.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Ciplox 500 MG


Excess of the medicine leads to symptoms of an overdose like headache, dizziness, tiredness, confusion, shakiness, hallucinations, difficulty in urination. If you experience the symptoms or think you ...
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Missed a Dose

For optimum effect, doses of antibiotics must not be missed. If you missed taking a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the re...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What precautions I must take while taking the Ciplox 500 tablet?

  • If you suffer from tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing or a fainting episode, seek medical help.
  • If you suffer from pain, swelling in the joint, stop taking the medicine, take rest, avoid exercise and report to the doctor.
  • If you feel depressed, it can worsen.
  • If you suffer from diabetes, the Ciplox 500 tablet cause a drop in your blood sugars, which is dangerous.
  • If you suffer from sweat, hunger pangs, headache, tremors, immediately have a juice/ sugar. Inform the doctor about the episode.

Q: What I must avoid while taking the Ciplox 500 tablet?

A: You must avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Cover the body or use sunscreen (SPF 30 or 40) to prevent sunburn.

Q: Is the Ciplox 500 tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, the Ciplox 500 tablet is an antibiotic.

Q: Can I take the medicine for fever?

A: No, you cannot take the medicine if you have a fever as it is used to treat bacterial infections and viral infections like a fever. Do not self-medicate and must take medicines only after consulting the doctor.

Q: Can I stop taking the medicine before the prescribed duration?

A: No, complete the course of the treatment even if you feel better. Even if you feel better, there is still infection-causing bacteria present in the body which makes the infection return in a few days. When one does not complete the course, these few bacteria later become resistant to the antibiotics and cause infections that are difficult to treat. Complete the course as prescribed by the doctor.

Q: Is the Ciplox 500 tablet habit forming?

A: No, it is not a habit-forming medicine. However, it should be used as per dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q: What is Ciplox 500 tablet used for?

A: Ciplox 500 tablet is used for the treatment of respiratory tract infections, ear infection, urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, intestinal infections, stomach infection, skin infection, bone and joint infection, digestive system related infections, infections associated with surgeries


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ContainsCiprofloxacin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsNausea, diarrhea
Last Updated on: 20 Dec 2021 | 11:03 AM (IST)
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