Ciprofloxacin hcl (hydrochloride) is a kind of antibiotic drug that is used to treat several diseases caused by a bacterial infections. Bacterial infections occur when some harmful bacteria gets into our system. Common infections like throat and ear infections, blood infections, abdominal infections, skin infections, bone infections, joints infections, and infections of the gall bladder are the most common diseases that can be treated with ciprofloxacin hcl. The active ingredient of this kind of antibiotic is of course ciprofloxacin, from the name itself. Ciprofloxacin hcl is classified under the group of drugs called flouroquinolones, a family of synthetic drug in which it kills a wide spectrum of bacteria by avoiding the replication of the bacteria DNA. Ciprofloxacin hcl is also called Cipro tablet but Ciprofloxacin oral suspensions are also available in the market today.
Aside from common bacterial infections, sexually transmitted infections such as uncomplicated cystitis, mycobacterial infections, and urinary tract infections can be cured with Ciprofloxacin hcl, although it is also used for the prevention of anthrax exposure. Speaking of anthrax, there are a lot of antibiotics out there that is also intended to threat anthrax infections, an anthrax infection is only one of the diseases that can be treated with Ciprofloxacin hcl, the point is any kind of antibiotics should only be used by those people who needs it for the reason that unnecessary exposure of antibiotics to patients unsuitable with a certain drug may only cause them the risks of the drug, without giving them any potential benefit. The general usage of Ciprofloxacin hcl should only be discussed with a doctor or a healthcare provider for it contains side effects and unwanted drug reactions.
Ciprofloxacin hcl is commonly used for the treatment of adults with bacterial infections; the usage of this drug for infants and children was not yet done. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding women are prohibited from taking this drug because it may affect their child during their early stage of development. Other drugs like sucralfate, antacids, and also, vitamins and minerals containing calcium, zinc, magnesium, and aluminium should not be taken together with Ciprofloxacin hcl to avoid unwanted drug reactions. If the doctor prescribes also medications for other ailments with the drugs mentioned earlier, then those drugs should be taken at least 6 hours before taking Ciprofloxacin hcl or 2 hours after taking it.
Ciprofloxacin hcl should not be taken by people under 18 years old and also, the entire course of medication should be done by the people taking it to totally eliminate the cause of infection and to avoid infuriating the bacteria from immediate stopping. Thus, Ciprofloxacin hcl should be taken religiously. Do not try to take double doses as a complement for the missed doses for it could result into overdose. Ciprofloxacin hcl overdosing could result into seizures. Some possible Ciprofloxacin hcl side effects include headache, drowsiness, dizziness, skin rashes, muscle pains, and hallucination. Occurrence of any kinds of side effects should be reported immediately to a healthcare provider to be given an immediate medical attention.