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Ulticept 500mg (Ciprofloxacin)

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Quick Overview

 


Ulticept contains 500mg of the drug called Ciprofloxacin. This drug is a fluoroquinolone that belongs to the drug class called quinolone antibiotics. This antibiotic is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections such as but not limited to:



  • Skin infections

  • Respiratory tract infections

  • Bone and joint infections

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Infectious diarrheas caused by bacteria like Shigella, E. coli, or Campylobacter jejuni

  • Cervical and urethral gonorrhea

  • Typhoid fever

  • Anthrax

Details

Product Information

 

Ulticept contains 500mg of the drug called Ciprofloxacin. This drug is a fluoroquinolone that belongs to the drug class called quinolone antibiotics. This antibiotic is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections such as but not limited to:

  • Skin infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Infectious diarrheas caused by bacteria like Shigella, E. coli, or Campylobacter jejuni
  • Cervical and urethral gonorrhea
  • Typhoid fever
  • Anthrax

Antibiotics are not effective in treating viral infections. Ciprofloxacin works in stopping the multiplication of bacteria by preventing the repair and reproduction of genetic material (DNA) of bacteria.

 

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause disabling and serious side effects which is why it should only be used to treat bacterial infections where no safer alternatives are available.

 

Manufacturer

 

Ulticept 500 is manufactured by Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

 

Dosage

 

Each patient will vary in dosage for it will also depend on the type of bacterial infection to be treated. Below are examples of usual adult dosages for different bacterial infections:

 

  • Urinary tract infection

250mg to 500mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

 

  • Skin infections

500mg to 750mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

 

  • Lower respiratory tract infection

500mg to 750mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

 

  • Infectious diarrhea

500mg every 12 hours for 5 to 7 days

 

  • Typhoid fever

500mg every 12 hours for 10 days

  • Bone and joint infections

500mg to 750mg every 12 hours for 4 to 8 weeks

 

  • Anthrax prophylaxis

500mg every 12 hours for 60 days

 

Ulticept tablet is taken by mouth, swallowed whole with a glass of water. It may be taken with or without food. However, it must not be taken alone with a dairy product such as yogurt, milk, or calcium-rich juice. These products may be eaten or drank as part of a meal, but not used alone when taking ciprofloxacin. Tablets may be taken 1 to 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after intake of dairy products.

 

Ulticept must be used strictly as prescribed. Complete the full prescribed duration of therapy despite improvement of symptoms. Misuse of antibiotics may cause further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. A missed dose may be taken as soon as remembered, but skipped if it’s almost time for the next dose. Dose must not be doubled or increased just to make up for the missed dose.

 

Contraindications

 

Ulticept is contraindicated to patients who are allergic to Ciprofloxacin and to other quinolone antibiotics. Concomitant use with tizanidine is also contraindicated.

 

Side effects

 

The most common side effects that Ulticept may cause include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rash, or restlessness.

 

The use of Ulticept must be stopped and doctor must be notified if any of these serious side effects occur:

  • Seizure
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Persistent or severe headache with or without vision problems
  • Headache with chest pain, severe dizziness, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeats
  • Confusion, hallucination, nightmares, depression
  • Photosensitivity
  • Signs of tendon rupture – stiffness, movement problems, snapping or popping sound in joints, pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness
  • Signs of liver problems – jaundice, dark urine, clay-colored stool
  • Signs of never problems – increased sensitivity to temperature, light touch, numbness, weakness, burning, pain, tingling sensation
  • Severe skin reaction – pain, redness, blistering, peeling of skin
  • Allergic reaction – hives, rash, breathing difficulty, fast heartbeat, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat

 

Ciprofloxacin may rarely cause a severe yet potentially fatal intestinal condition called Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.  This occurs during antibiotic treatment or weeks to months after treatment due to resistant bacteria. Symptoms of this condition include persistent or severe diarrhea, watery, bloody stool or mucus in stool, abdominal/stomach pain. If these side effects occur, avoid treating the diarrhea with antidiarrhea medications.

 

Ciprofloxacin may also cause tearing or swelling of tendon. Children, those who are over 60years old, taking steroids, or those who had organ (kidney, heart, lung) transplant are at higher risk of this adverse effect. Symptoms are listed above. If this occurs, a patient must rest the joint until one receive medical help.

 

Warnings and Precautions

 

Before using any medication, a patient must first inform healthcare providers of other medical conditions, current or history; other medications currently taking or have recently taken – this will help determine the safe use of new medications.

 

To make sure Ulticept is safe to use, a doctor must be informed if any of these conditions apply:

  • Arthritis, tendon problems, and other joint problems
  • Myasthenia gravis and other nerve-muscle problems
  • Epilepsy and other CNS disorders
  • G6PD deficiency
  • diabetes
  • Liver and kidney problems
  • Kidney, lung, or heart transplant recipients
  • Heart rhythm disorder or known long QT syndrome

 

Ulticept may also interact with other medications such as:

  • Anticoagulants like warfarin
  • Multivitamins and mineral supplements containing calcium, iron, or zinc
  • Antacids containing aluminum, calcium, and magnesium
  • Corticosteroids
  • NSAIDs
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Antipsychotics
  • Clozapine, ropinirole, theophylline
  • phenytoin

 

Ciprofloxacin is under Pregnancy Category C. Animals may have shown adverse effects on fetus but there are no adequate human studies. It should only be used by pregnant women if benefits outweigh the risks. It may be unsafe to take if breastfeeding as the drug passes into breast milk. A doctor must be consulted prior to use of this antibiotic.

 

Caution is advised when driving, operating machineries or doing tasks requiring alertness. Ciprofloxacin may cause drowsiness, dizziness and may impair thinking or reaction.

 

Ciprofloxacin may cause photosensitivity. Avoid sun exposure, sun lamps or tanning booths. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

 

Ulticept and Alcohol

 

It is best to avoid drinking alcohol when taking this antibiotic to prevent increased risk of side effects and to help the body fight off the infection.