Cipro is an antibiotic known for its extra penetrability effect. Thus the drug easily reaches deep bone tissues and joints for treatment of bacterial infections. Uses, side effects, precautions and contraindication.
Cipro is one of the brand names of a wide spectrum antibiotic Ciprofloxacin which is also available in different countries under the brand names: Citraxal and Ciplox. This is a prescription drug thus you will
not be able to buy it offline without seeing your doctor. Cipro without prescription is available only online through reputable online drug stores. This is the same effective medication, which is original, approved and strong acting.
Cipro is an antibacterial drug, it is not effective against protozoa and viruses, though the symptoms of diseases, conditions and inflammations are commonly very similar. This is a key reason why you need to see a doctor to get individual recommendations on treatments, dosages and duration of drug intake. Cipro is effective against infections of bones, tendons and joints, for some types of intestinal infections causing indigestion followed with severe diarrhea, upper and lower respiratory tract diseases followed with severe inflammations, typhoid fever, infections of bacterial nature of urinary tract.
In most cases Cipro without prescription is used as a key treatment. In case of complications the drug is included into a complex treatment scheme including anti-inflammatory drugs, other antibiotics and immune modulating drugs. For ease of home use the drug is administered in oral route, for in clinic treatment the drug is commonly administered intravenously. Intravenous route of administration is more effective as the drug comes right to the blood, while during the oral route of administration the drug passes mouth and stomach. Intravenous route of administration is better in case of severe complications.
Cipro is a safe and effective antibiotic, still it is not recommended to take it without prior seeing your health care provider as you will not be able to distinguish between bacterial, protozoal or viral infection due to similarity of symptoms and flow of the disease. Your doctor will conduct blood, urine and in certain cases swab tests (however Cipro is rarely administered for treatment of skin or sexually passed diseases). The tests will help to indicate a proper drug (Cipro, though being a wide spectrum drug, is effective only against certain strains of bacteria), right dosage and duration of treatment. Moreover your health care provider will take into account related conditions, chronic diseases and overall health state.
Cipro without prescription is possible in the next cases:
- You know what is your condition – for example, this is a case or relapse of the disease and your doctor have already administered you Cipro or Ciplox for treatment of the condition. In this case you must buy Cipro online in the dosage exactly prescribed you by your health care provider. Take the drug as long as it is indicated. Please, read carefully the medication guide for dosage correction.
- You have already consulted your health care provider and got recommendations for treatment of such a condition – in this case you can buy Ciprofloxacin without prescription online. Please, take the drug exactly as it is indicated in the medication guide.
Cipro is a potent antibiotic which may cause side effects in your body if taken in large dosages. Most common side effects of the drug include: digestion disorders as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea as well as skin infections presented with rash, itching, red spots and skin peeling. Common side effects do not need additional medical assistance as well as do not require treatment or correction with other medicines. Mind, before you will start the treatment with or without prescription, that Cipro increases the risk of raptures of tendons. The antibiotic increases muscle weakness in patients with certain neuro disorders. The rate of possible side effects is much higher with Ciprofloxacin than with alternative antibiotics of the cephalosporin, but much lower than the chance of developing side effects on the background of the intake of clindamycin antibiotics.
The drug is forbidden in patients who are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. Recent studies proved that the drug causes birth defects in a small percentage of women taking the drug in different terms of pregnancy. Though the risks are low and appear to be much lower even during breastfeeding, still we strongly warn you against Cipro during pregnancy. Mind, that your doctor may decide on administering you Cipro if the risks of the untreated disease are much higher than the risks that the drug may cause to health of a baby and a mother.
Ciprofloxacin is one of the top essential drugs of the World Health Organization. It is one of the top effective and safe medicines required for health system. While you will not be able to buy Cipro offline cheap as the prices in all drug stores are strictly regulated by governmental authorities, still you can buy Cipro without prescription online and get the same original, effective and safe medication but low cost and at discount price. Read the next sections to find out which diseases are treated with Cipro, how to buy the drug safely and what to avoid during Ciprofloxacin usage.
What conditions does Cipro treats?
Ciprofloxacin is a wide range antibiotic which is effective against certain strains of bacteria. Due to high penetrability to deep tissues, the drug excellently eases the inflammations in tendons, joints and bones. This is the key drug prescribed to treat bacterial infections of cardiac muscle, inflammations and infections in the middle ear, sexually passed diseases, prostatitis caused or complicated with susceptible strains of bacteria, anthrax and some types of bacterial infections of the skin. Ciprofloxacin is a strong acting medication, thus for mild to moderate cases of sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infections, middle ear infections this drug is not the first choice as there are other alternatives which do not work as aggressively as Cipro.
Why you must not take Cipro without prescription?
Ciprofloxacin is an effective drug which features certain side effects, contraindications and precautions. There are typically three reasons why not to take Cipro without visiting your doctor. These reasons are:
- Similar symptoms of diseases and conditions – for example, pain in a joint may be caused with bacterial infection as well as with a trauma a a fracture or an excessive physical load on the eve. To find out what is the reason of pain in joint you will need to pass certain examinations as x-ray to see the condition of tissues and bones, blood tests to find out whether there are certain bacterial invasion (their quality and quantity) as well as to estimate other conditions and overall health state to see whether Cipro is right for you and which dosage and length of treatment will be optimum for you.
- There are contraindicating conditions which can get worse with Ciprofloxacin. Some worsening can be lethal as Cipro may affect cardiovascular conditions.
- Ciprofloxacin can mask certain diseases – due to potent anti-inflammatory effect and large dosages prescribed for treatment of average cases, Cipro may mask symptoms of dangerous and lethal diseases as syphilis. But this drug will not treat or suppress this condition as it is of viral nature. Ciprofloxacin does not treat viral infections, but the drug excellently masks their symptoms, providing a disease time for spreading to other body parts.
What should I know before I buy Ciprofloxacin without prescription?
Ciprofloxacin is a very strong drug, excessive dosages increase the risks of side effects and overdosing. No matter how you get Cipro, online without prescription or with prescription from your health care provider, still you need to strictly keep to the indicated dosages for your individual case. Mind that if you get Cipro without prescription, then you will get the medication guide which describes only average cases of the diseases and possible schemes of treatments. Only your doctor may recommend individual dosages and schemes of treatments after lab tests of blood and urine as well as considering overall health conditions and chronic diseases.
Before you will take the first pill of Cipro, please mind, whether you have or not the next conditions:
Cipro can cause severe allergic reactions in people sensitive to the drugs of fluoroquinolone group. Though the severe abnormal reactions related to the Cipro treatment are reported rather rarely, still you must take the drug with caution if you do not know whether you are allergic to this drug or not. Be extremely careful if you have had the cases of allergic reactions to various medications in the past.
Please, read the instruction carefully and take the lowest dosage possible which is indicated for your case. Also warn your doctor in case you suspect being allergic to foods, fur, chemicals and other environmental triggers. Your doctor may appoint you lab tests for indicating the allergies in your body.
If you buy Ciprofloxacin without prescription and take the drug according indications in medication guide, then please, stop taking the drug noticing any unusual reaction which you relate to the intake of the drug. Typical allergic reactions to antibiotics are rash, itching, red spots all over the body (except of feet and palms), swelling of lips, tongue and difficult breathing and swallowing. If these symptoms are followed with tremor, fainting, fever, then call the emergency asap as these are signs of anaphylaxis.
Ciprofloxacin is allowed in geriatric patients, however it must be administered only under a strict medical supervision. None of the age related conditions limit the intake of the drug as well as none of the diseases contraindicate the treatment. However geriatric patients commonly have certain age related diseases as kidney or liver problems, cardiovascular disorders. These conditions require constant supervision. Moreover, problems with kidneys and liver may lead to excessive accumulation of the drug in the body, thus causing overdosing. It is not recommended to administer the drug to elderly patients without prescription or prior consulting health care provider.
Ciprofloxacin is a very toxic medication. Though recent studies have performed no evident contraindications for administering of Ciprofloxacin to kids, still the risk of high intoxication warns against treatment of kids with the antibiotic. Only your health care provider may decide whether the harms of the antibiotic are lower than the risks of the condition left untreated. Cipro must be administered to kids with caution and under strict medical supervision.
Cipro is used in kids for prevention of anthrax in case of direct exposure and for treatment of severe, complicated infections of kidneys. For other diseases there are optimum alternatives which are less aggressive and still the same effective for treatment of pediatric patients.
WARNING! Use of Ciprofloxacin in pregnant patients!
Ciprofloxacin is forbidden in women planning pregnancy, being pregnant or breastfeeding. Recent studies on animals have performed adverse effect. The risks for the fetus are still unknown, however the drug belongs to the class C which means that administration for pregnant patients is forbidden. Do not start taking the drug before knowing for sure that you are not pregnant. Consult your health care provider on the matter of birth control for the period of treatment. Ciprofloxacin is possible to use with birth control pills. However the drug may reduce the effect of the pills, that is why it is recommended to use other methods of birth control during treatment (condoms, avoiding sexual intercourses).
If you just find out that you are pregnant and you have taken Cipro for a while, please, immediately visit your doctor. There are certain blood tests and ultrasound investigations which can detect birth defects of fetus which can be indications to abortion. Mind, that only your doctor can estimate the risks and the necessity of abortion. Do not make any decisions on your own.
Never take Ciprofloxacin without prescription during pregnancy!
Other conditions which can contraindicate Ciprofloxacin
There are conditions which are not direct contraindications for taking of the drug, however they require additional medical monitoring. Among such conditions are:
- low or irregular heart rhythm
- cardiovascular diseases
- various types of diabetes
- liver diseases
- mental diseases
- brain diseases
- disorders with joints, muscles and tendons
This is another reason why you must see a doctor before starting Cipro. Most of these conditions are of latent character. They do not perform any symptoms as well as do not affect the quality of your life. Most of these conditions can be detected during thorough medical investigation. If you have not passed any serious medical examinations within the past 6 moths, then you must see a doctor to get sure you do not have risky conditions. Ciprofloxacin can worsen these conditions as well as may lead to death.
How to take Ciprofloxacin correctly?
Most patients mistake the treatment and overuse the drug to recover faster. They take increased dosages or take the drug more often than it is indicated. This approach does not help to recover faster, but increases the risks of overdosing and side effects. The next paragraphs instruct you on proper usage of the medicine which will help you avoid side effects and risks during treatment.
Cipro is commonly a well tolerated drug, however there are certain recommendations on the intake:
The drug works better if a constant level of the medicine is supported in the blood – thus it is recommended to take the drug in even dosages and in the equal intervals of time. It is also recommended not to miss any dosage. In order not to skip the next dosage, please, set a notification on your smartphone. If you take the drugs during working hours, please, be sure, you have enough of pills for the working day while you are out of the house. In case you take only one dosage in a day, please, take it at the same time each day. With every hour the level of the drug in your blood drops, thus an infection gets a chance to develop and spread.
The drug does not irritate your stomach, that is why you can take the drug either with or without foods. It is not recommended to split, crash or chew the pill. Swallow an entire pill with a full glass of water. Moreover, it is recommended to consume more liquid during the treatment with Ciprofloxacin without prescription as the high level of water in the body will reduce the risk of some digestive side effects the drug may perform with high dosages.
Ciprofloxacin without prescription can affect your stomach causing cramps, symptoms of indigestion as well as diarrhea, vomiting and constant feel of vomiting. Specific diet will help you avoid those unpleasant symptoms. It is not recommended to consume dairy products as milk, yogurt, cheese within an hour before and after you take the drug. It is also recommended to reduce the quantity of juice you consume during treatment. Please, revise your food supplements and polivitamins on the matter of calcium content. It is recommended to stop intake of additional calcium (except of from foods) during treatment with Ciprofloxacin.
Cipro is a fast acting medicine, due to its potent anti-inflammatory effect patients report the ease of symptoms after the first few intakes. However this does not mean that you can withdraw the medicine just when you feel better. In most cases the infection is still present in your body and premature termination of treatment will cause the relapse of the disease. Take the drug for as long as it is indicated. If you have prescription from your doctor, please, contact your health care provider and ask for additional lab tests to monitor the scale of infection and the response of your body to Cipro. If the number of bacteria is low, then you can withdraw the drug.
If you take the drug over the counter without individual recommendations from your doctor, then please, strictly follow the dosages and the term of treatment recommended for your case. Ease of symptoms does not mean the recovery.
What dosage of Cipro is correct for me?
The correctness of one time or daily dosage is a key to successful treatment. In most cases patients desire to take maximum possible dosages to recover from the infection and bothersome symptoms faster. The efficacy of treatment does not depend on the amount of medicine you take, but on the correct schedule of treatment with right dosages.
Commonly the treatment with Ciprofloxacin is rather short and can last for 3 days only. Here is a list of typical conditions and average dosages for adults and children for the treatment of the conditions. Mind, that these are only average indications, for individual recommendations, please, visit your health care provider.
Mild to moderate urinary tract infections
Adults – 500mg once a day for 3 days (additional lab tests after the end of treatment are required)
Children – the drug is not recommended, however your health care provider may decide for Cipro and will prescribe optimum dosages considering the disease, the scale of contamination, the symptoms present and overall health condition. Never give your kid Cipro even in the lowest possible dosages without doctor’s prescription.
Severe urinary tract infections with complications:
Adults – 1000mg once a day as a single dosage. For the next 3 days the dosage is 500mg taken once.
Children – use is not indicated. Ask the doctor for possible alternatives.
Adults – 250mg to 500mg taken twice a day in every 12 hours for 7 days.
Children – the use is not indicated. Search for alternative treatments.
For treatment of gonorrhea:
Adults – a single dosage of 250mg is enough to clear the infection out. Additional blood and swab tests are needed to prove the recovery. Please, do not take the drug for a longer period of time or in larger dosages.
Children – search for alternatives. Use of Cipro is not indicated for treatment of gonorrhea in children.
What should I do in case of a missed dosage?
Ciprofloxacin without prescription is the most effective in case a stable level of the drug is supported in the body. That is why it is recommended to miss a dosage. Set notifications on your smartphone and take the drug at equal intervals of time. In case you miss a dosage, please, take it as soon as possible. But it is recommended to estimate how much time you have before the next dosage. If the next intake is close, please, take only one dosage and change the time of intake of the next one.