Cipro is an anti bacterial antibiotic that is used to treat infections. Cipro has been in the news a lot in recent years because it is the front line treatment for infection by Anthrax as well as other possible biological weapons like the plague and tularemia. It works by preventing bacteria from copying their DNA and therefore preventing them from reproducing. Cipro is especially effective in the treatment of infections involving the joints or bones but is also used to treat other diseases such as typhoid and gram negative infections which are very resistant to most other antibiotics. It is not effective against the flu, a cold, or against any other viral infections. Cipro online
The most common form of Cipro treatment is a tablet normally taken twice a day for seven to ten days but you should always take it as directed by your physician and as is the case with all antibiotics you should finish the course of treatment and not stop it early because you are feeling better. Calcium can interfere with the way that Cipro works so you should never take it only with milk or any other calcium fortified beverage. Taking Cipro at meals may reduce any stomach upset that may occasionally occur. Different brands of Cipro are not always interchangeable so may sure you discuss any questions you have with your pharmacist.
Recently, the FDA has required that two warnings be added to Cipro concerning possible serious side effects. The first concerns people with myasthenia gravis and the possibility of Cipro causing a worsening of symptoms concerning breathing and muscle weakness. The second is that Cipro may cause tendonitis or the sudden rupture of a tendon while you are taking it or for a period of up to four months after you stop. These side effects are rare but serious and should be reported to your doctor immediately if you are taking Cipro.