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Brand name: Cifran TM

Active ingredients: ciprofloxacin

What it is used for

The treatment of infections caused by susceptible organisms in the conditions listed below: - Urinary tract infections - gonorrhoeal urethritis and cervicitis - gastroenteritis, - bronchial infections - skin and skin structure infections - bone and joint infections - chronic bacterial prostatitis of mild to moderate severity. Note: 1. Typhoid and paratyphoid infections and infections due to multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus are excluded from the above due to insufficient data. 2. Because gram-positive organisms are generally less sensitive to ciprofloxacin, it may not be the drug of choice in case with Gram- positive infections, such as pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae. 3. Chronic bacterial prostatitis should be demonstrated by microbiological evidence localising infection to the prostate. Strains of Neisseria gonorrhoea resistant to ciprofloxacin have been reported in Australia. Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment in order to determine organism susceptibility to ciprofloxacin and after treatment as warranted by the clinical condition. Therapy with ciprofloxacin may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once results become available, appropriate therapy should be continued. Ciprofloxacin is suitable to treat mixed infections caused by susceptible strains of both gram-negative and Gram-positive aerobic bacteria. If anaerobic organisms are suspected as accompanying aetiological agents, additional therapy should be considered.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

WHITE TO OFF-WHITE, CAPLET-SHAPED, FILM-COATED TABLET, DEBOSSED WITH '500' ON ONE SIDE, PLAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ciprofloxacin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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