Active Ingredient: Ciprofloxacin
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For some infections you might only need to take a single dose. Doses are usually lower for children and people with kidney problems.Do not pass it on to. This includes any possible side effects others.
Swallow the tablets whole with lots of water. Do not chew them.
Ciprofloxacin liquid comes as granules that you need to dissolve in the special liquid provided. Follow the instructions that comes with your medicine. Before taking ciprofloxacin liquid, shake the bottle for 15 seconds to make sure the granules have dissolved.
The liquid comes with a plastic syringe or spoon to help you take the right amount.
If you do not have one, ask your pharmcist for one. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the right dose.
You can take ciprofloxacin tablets and liquid with or without food. How to apply the eyedrops You'll usually put 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye 4 times a day.
You can then reduce how often you use it. Gently pull down your lower eyelid with a clean finger and tilt your head back. Hold the bottle over your eye and allow a single drop to fall into the space between your lower lid and your eye.
Wipe away any extra liquid with a clean tissue.
Put in a second drop if you have been told to. How to use the eye ointment Put just over 1 centimetre of ointment on the affected eye 2 or 3 times a day, or as your doctor advises.
Hold the tube with the nozzle close to your eye and gently squeeze the ointment into the space between your lower lid and your eye.
How to use the eardrops Put up to 5 drops into the affected ear twice a day, or as your doctor advises. Warm the drops by holding the container in your hands for a few minutes. Tilt your head and bring the container up to the affected ear, with the open end close to your ear hole.
Squeeze the drops into your ear. If you can, lie down for at least 5 minutes afterwards.
If you are only treating 1 ear, turn your head to one side, so your affected ear is towards the ceiling. What if I forget to take it?
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's nearly time for your next dose.