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Ciproxin

Used for: Pneumonia, Other respiratory tract infections, Other bacterial infections, Bacterial eye infections, Urinary tract infections (UTIs), Outer ear infections

What is Ciproxin?

Ciproxin is a brand medication that contains Ciprofloxacin, which belongs to a class of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including outer ear infections, bacterial eye infections, urinary tract infections and respiratory tract infections and many more.

How to use it?

Ciproxin is available as tablets or injections. For various bacterial infections, the usual recommended dose is 250-750 mg twice daily. It may be taken with or without food.

What are the side effects of Ciproxin?

Common side effects of Ciproxin include joint pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, and stomach discomfort.

Who should not take Ciproxin?

  • Anyone who is allergic to any component of Ciproxin.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Complete the full course of antibiotic treatment as directed to prevent the risk of antibiotic resistance which may lead to re-infection.
  • If you take Magnesium, Calcium or Iron-containing products like antacids and milk, take at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking Ciproxin.

Common dosing schedule: 
Take in the morning and evening with or without food.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

 

Some common medications Ciproxin may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Ciproxin in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Ciproxin is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Ciproxin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 250mg (Tablets)
  • 0.20% (Infusions)
Drug class
Antibiotics
Sub class
Fluoroquinolones
Generic Names
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