Cipro is an antibiotic, which means this medication is aimed at fighing harmful bacteria in the human body systems. It belongs to a drug group called fluoroquinolones. Cipro interferes with the bacteria's reproduction and evolvement by blocking the production of certain proteins required for the bacteria to survive. Quite many types of bacterial infection can be helped by the use of Cipro. Also, this medication is often used in case of anthrax exposure to prevent or slow down the progress of the disease.
For six hours prior to taking Cipro and for two hours after this you have to avoid taking vitamin or mineral supplements, antacids, sucralfate-based drugs and pills that contain didanosine as their leading component. These medical substances tend to decrease the ciplofloxacin's positive effects considerably when taken simultaneously.
Cipro is available in the form of oral suspension. You need to shake it vigorously for at least 16 seconds before mixing the needed doze with water. If you prefer tableted Cirpro, do not chew or break the pill before you swallow it as this may lead to an excessive amount of the drug being released per saltum. When on Cipro, it is recommended avoid dairy (milk, yoghurt, cream) and calcium-fortified juice in your daily menu.