Interactions of ciproxin/ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin and other medicines can affect each other causing side effects. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug). Many common medicines for pain relief are NSAIDs. Taking an NSAID while you take ciprofloxacin or other fluoroquinolones may increase your risk of central nervous system effects and seizures.
  • a blood thinner (such as warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven).
  • tizanidine (Zanaflex). You should not take ciprofloxacin if you are already taking tizanidine.
  • theophylline (such as Theo-24, Elixophyllin, Theochron, Uniphyl, Theolair)
  • glyburide (Micronase, Glynase, Diabeta, Glucovance)
  • phenytoin (Fosphenytoin Sodium, Cerebyx, Dilantin-125, Dilantin, Extended Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt Phenytoin Sodium, Phenytek)
  • products that contain caffeine
  • a medicine to control your heart rate or rhythm (antiarrhythmics)
  • an anti-psychotic medicine
  • a tricyclic antidepressant
  • a water pill (diuretic)
  • a steroid medicine. Corticosteroids taken by mouth or by injection may increase the chance of tendon injury.
  • methotrexate (Trexall)
  • probenecid (Probalan, Col-probenecid)
  • metoclopramide (Reglan, Reglan ODT)
  • ropinirole (Requip)
  • lidocaine (Xylocaine intravenous infusion)
  • clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo ODT)
  • pentoxifylline (Trental)
  • sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio)
  • cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune, Sangcya)
  • omeprazole (Prilosec)

Certain medicines may keep ciprofloxacin from working correctly. Take ciprofloxacin either 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking these products:

  • an antacid, multivitamin, or other product that has magnesium, calcium, aluminum, iron, or zinc
  • sucralfate (Carafate).
  • didanosine (Videx, Videx EC).

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if any of your medicines are listed above.


Pregnancy Warnings of ciproxin/ciprofloxacin


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