Ciprofloxacin 500mg Tablets

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Ciprofloxacin is a type of antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to a class of antibiotics called quinolones. Ciprofloxacin is available as a generic drug and is prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, airways, bones, and joints

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What is Ciprofloxacin 500mg Tablet?

Ciprofloxacin is a medication that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, for the treatment of traveller's diarrhoea, a form of bacterial infection that affects the digestive tract.


How Does Ciprofloxacin Tablet Work?

Traveller's diarrhoea is a type of bacterial infection that is acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water. Although it is not a life-threatening infection, a traveller's diarrhoea can be a real pain especially if one acquires it while in a location that is far from a medical facility. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic medication that is classified under fluoroquinolones, a group of medications that attack the dangerous bacteria present in the body, inhibits their growth and ultimately kill them off.


What Does Ciprofloxacin Treat?

Ciprofloxacin is mainly used to treat traveller's diarrhea, but it can also be used to treat:

  • Chest infections
  • Urinary infections
  • Bone infections
  • Prostatitis
  • Digestive tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections


  • Do not take Ciprofloxacin if you experience allergic reactions to any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give Ciprofloxacin to children below five years without your doctor's approval.
  • Inform your doctor of any underlying medical condition that you may have.
  • Inform your doctor of any prescription medication you may be using.
  • Inform your doctor of your pregnancy or breastfeeding status before using Ciprofloxacin.
  • Do not take Ciprofloxacin if you suffer from any kidney or neurological conditions such as epilepsy without approval from your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not seem to improve or worsen after using Ciprofloxacin.


  • Follow the directions given by your doctor, or read the information on the prescription label, if you are self-medicating.
  • Take the tablet at the same time every day for the instructed period for maximum results.
  • You can take Ciprofloxacin with or without meals.
  • Do not crush or chew the tablets, instead, swallow them with plenty of water.
  • Avoid dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt or milk because they can affect interfere with the chemical components in the medication.


  • The active ingredient is Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride
  • The inactive ingredients include Titanium dioxide, Hypromellose, Macrogol 400, maize starch, Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium stearate, Anhydrous colloidal silica, sodium starch glycolate.

Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice
  • Skin rash

Most symptoms disappear after some time even without using medication. However, if the effects persist or worsen, seek immediate medical assistance.