Ciprofloxacin 500mg

CIPROFLOXACIN Ritemed 500 milligrams



Brand Name: Ritemed
Dosage Strength: 500 milligrams
Dosage Form: Film-coated Tablet



  • For the treatment of the following uncomplicated and complicated infections caused by susceptible microorganisms, when oral antibiotic therapy is not possible or not reliable:
  • Urinary tract and kidney infections including cystitis, pyelonephritis
  • Lower respiratory tract infections including acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
  • Nosocomial pneumonia including hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated, and healthcare-associated pneumonia
  • Acute sinusitis, middle ear infection (otitis media) and eye infections
  • Skin and skin structure infections
  • Septicemia
  • Intra-abdominal infections (the anaerobic component should be covered by an appropriate antibacterial agent) including infections of the gastrointestinal tract or of the biliary tract, peritonitis
  • Bone and joint infections including osteomyelitis
  • Genital infections including adnexitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis
  • To reduce the incidence or progression of inhalational anthrax following exposure to aerosolized Bacillus anthracis (ciprofloxacin serum concentrations achieved in humans serve as surrogate endpoint reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit and provide basis for this indication).
  • As an empirical therapy for febrile neutropenic patients
  • As a prophylaxis in infections or imminent risk of infection in patients whose immune system has been weakened (e.g., patients on immunosuppressants or have neutropenia)
  • For selective intestinal decontamination in immunosuppressed patients

Children and Adolescents:

Complicated urinary tract infections and pyelonephritis due to Escherichia coli in patients 1 to 17 years old.

Acute pulmonary exacerbations of cystic fibrosis associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in patients 5 to 17 years old

Inhalational anthrax (post-exposure)


Infection Type of Severity Unit Dose Frequency Usual
Urinary Tract Acute Uncomplicated 250 mg q 12 h 3 Days
Mild/Moderate 250 mg q 12 h 7 to 14 Days
Severe/Complicated 500 mg q 12 h 7 to 14 Days
Mild/Moderate 500 mg q 12 h 28 Days
Respiratory Tract
Mild/Moderate 500 mg q 12 h 7 to 14 Days
Severe/Complicated 750 mg q 12 h 7 to 14 Days
Acute Sinusitis Mild/Moderate 500 mg q 12 h 10 Days
Skin and Skin Structure Mild/Moderate 500 mg q 12 h 7 to 14 Days
Severe/Complicated 750 mg q 12 h 7 to 14 Days
Bone and Joint Mild/Moderate 500 mg q 12 h ≥4 to 6 Days
Severe/Complicated 750 mg q 12 h ≥ 4 to 6 Days
Intra-Abdominal* Complicated 500 mg q 12 h 7 to 14 Days
Infectious Diarrhea Mild/Moderate/Severe 500 mg q 12 h 5 to 7 Days
Typhoid Fever Mild/Moderate 500 mg q 12 h 10 Days
Urethral and Cervical
Gonococcal Infections
Uncomplicated 250 mg Single dose Single dose
Inhalational anthrax (post-exposure)** Adult



(18 years old & below)

500 mg


15mg/Kg/dose, not to exceed 500 mg/dose

q 12 h


q 12 h

60 Days


60 Days

Patient Information

Ciprofloxacin may or may not be taken with meals. However, if taken on an empty stomach, the drug is absorbed more rapidly.

Do not take Ciprofloxacin with dairy products (like milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone since absorption of ciprofloxacin may be significantly reduced; however, ciprofloxacin may be taken with a meal that contain these products.

Drinks fluid liberally.

Administer Ciprofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after magnesium aluminum antacids or sucralfate, didanosine chewable/buffered tablets or pediatric powder for oral solution or other products containing calcium, iron or zinc.


Hypersensitivity to quinolones. History of tendon disorder associated w/ fluoroquinolone administration.

(Precautions) Dicontinue therapy if tendon pain, swelling or inflammation occurs. CNS disorders, risk of Torsade de pointes arrhythmia, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy, renal impairment. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight or UV radiation. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn & adolescents. Elderly.
(Adverse Reactions) Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain/discomfort, headache, restlessness, rash.

SRP: 20.50


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