Salton Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Saflox is indicated for
- Intra-abdominal infections
- Otitis media
- Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
- skin structure infections
- Nosocomial pneumonia
- Urinary tract infections
- Enteric fever
- Joint Infections
- Biliary tract infections
- Surgical Prophylaxis
- Q fever
- Acute Sinusitis
- Cat scratch disease
- Spotted fever
- paratyphoid fever
- Superficial ophthalmic infections
- Otitis externa
Precautions and warnings
If you are allergic to ciprofloxacin or other quinolone antibiotics like norfloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, or ofloxacin, or if you have any other allergies, notify your doctor or pharmacist before taking it. Inactive chemicals may be included in this product, causing allergic reactions or other issues. For further information, speak with your pharmacist.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any previous medical conditions you've had, especially diabetes, heart problems like a recent heart attack, joint/tendon problems like tendonitis, bursitis, kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders like depression, myasthenia gravis, nerve problems like peripheral neuropathy, seizures, and conditions that increase your risk of seizures like brain/head injury, brain tumors, cerebral atherosclerosis, blood vesicles, and blood vesica Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome
Ciprofloxacin has been linked to a heart rhythm disorder. Heart rhythm prolongation can produce dangerous fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms that require immediate medical attention, such as severe dizziness and fainting.
If you have certain medical problems or are taking other drugs that can induce heart rhythm prolongation, your risk of heart rhythm prolongation may be increased. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all of your medications and if you have any of the following conditions before taking ciprofloxacin: certain heart difficulties, certain heart problems in the family
Low potassium or magnesium levels in the blood might also put you at risk for an irregular heartbeat. If you use certain drugs, such as diuretics/"water pills," or if you have conditions like extreme sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting, your risk may increase. Consult your doctor about the safe use of ciprofloxacin.
This medication has the potential to make you dizzy. You may feel more dizzy than usual if you consume alcohol or use cannabis. Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in any other activity that requires attentiveness until you are sure you can do so safely. Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages. If you use cannabis, talk to your doctor.
This drug could make you more sun-sensitive. Spend as little time as possible in the sun. Sunlamps and tanning booths should be avoided. When you're outside, use sunscreen and wear protective gear. If you get sunburned or see blisters or redness on your skin, call your doctor right once.
Ciprofloxacin may impair the effectiveness of live bacterial vaccinations such as the typhoid vaccine. Unless your doctor advises otherwise, do not get any vaccines or vaccinations while taking this drug.
Children may be more sensitive to the drug's negative effects, particularly joint and tendon difficulties.
Tendon difficulties may be more common in older persons, especially if they are also taking corticosteroids like prednisone or hydrocortisone, have an abnormal heart rhythm, or have a sudden tear or break in a major blood artery.
GI disturbances; headache
- convulsions; rashes; joint pain; phototoxicity. Transient increases in serum creatinine. Haematological
- renal disturbances. Vasculitis
- pseudomembranous colitis
- tachycardia. Phototoxicity.
Potentially Fatal: Anaphylactoid reaction; cardiopulmonary arrest.
"Blood thinners" such as acenocoumarol, warfarin, and strontium are examples of products that may interact with this medication.
A number of medicines, in addition to ciprofloxacin, can influence heart rhythm, including amiodarone, dofetilide, quinidine, procainamide, and sotalol.
Other medications' elimination from your body may be slowed by this medication, which may impact how they perform. Duloxetine, flibanserin, pirfenidone, lomitapide, tasimelteon, and tizanidine are some of the medicines that are affected.
Avoid drinking significant amounts of caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea, or colas, eating big amounts of chocolate, or taking caffeine-containing over-the-counter items. Caffeine's effects may be amplified and/or prolonged by this medication.
Intolerance to the active component. Tizanidine should not be taken at the same time. During therapy, stay out of direct sunlight and avoid using sun lights.
Mode of actions
Ciprofloxacin promotes the breakage of double-stranded DNA in susceptible organisms and inhibits DNA gyrase, which is essential in the reproduction of bacterial DNA.
Dosage & Administration
Adult Dose: For oral dosage & suspension: Urinary Tract infection: Acute uncomplicated: 250 mg twice daily for 3 days; Mild/Moderate: 250 mg twice daily for 7 to 14 days; Severe/Complicated: 500 mg twice daily for 7 to 14 days;
Chronic Bacterial Prostitis : 500 mg twice daily for 28 days;
Lower Respiratory Tract infection: Mild/Moderate: 500 mg twice daily for 7 to 14 days, Severe/Complicated : 750 mg twice daily for 7 to 14 days;
Acute Sinusitis : 500 mg twice daily for 10 days; Skin and Skin Structure infection: Mild/Moderate : 500 mg twice daily for 7 to 14 days, Severe/Complicated : 750 mg twice daily for 7 to 14 days,
Bone and joint infection: Mild/Moderate 500 mg twice daily for 4 to 6 weeks, Severe/Complicated : 750 mg twice daily for 4 to 6 weeks,
Intra Abdominal Infection: 500 mg twice daily for 7 to 14 days, Infectious Diarrhea: Mild/Moderate/Severe: 500 mg twice daily for 5 to 7 days, Typhoid Fever : 500 mg twice daily for 10 days,
Urethral & Cervical Gonococcal Infections: Uncomplicated: 250 mg Single dose.
For IV infusion : Urinary Tract Infection: Mild to Moderate: 200 mg 12 hourly for 7-14 days;Severe or Complicated: 400 mg 12 hourly for 7-14 days;
Lower Respiratory Tract infection: Mild to Moderate: 400 mg 12 hourly for 7-14 days; Severe or Complicated: 400 mg 8 hourly for 7-14 days; Nosocomial Pneumonia: Mild/Moderate/Severe: 400 mg 8 hourly for 10-14 days;
Skin and Skin Structure: Mild to Moderate: 400 mg 12 hourly for 7-14 days; Severe or Complicated: 400 mg 8 hourly for 7-14 days; Bone and Joint Infection: Mild to Moderate: 400 mg 12 hourly for more than 4-6 weeks; Severe/Comlicated: 400 mg 8 hourly for more than 4-6weeks;
Intra abdominal (Acute abdomen): Complicated: 400 mg 12 hourly for 7-14 days; Acute Sinusitis: Mild/Moderate: 400 mg 12 hourly for10 days:
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis: Mild/Moderate: 400 mg 12 hourly for 28 Days.
Children and adolescents: RTI & GI infections: Neonate-15mg/kg twice daily, Child (1 month -18 years)-20mg/kg (max 750 mg) twice daily;
UTI: Neonate-10 mg/kg twice daily, Child (1 month -18 years)-10mg/kg (max 750 mg) twice daily;
Pseudomonal lower respiratory tract infection in cystic fibrosis: Child (1 month -18 years) - 20mg/kg (max 750 mg) twice daily; Anthrax (treatment & post exposure prophylaxis): Child (1 month -18 years) - 20mg/kg (max 750 mg) twice daily.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Although animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women, but during pregnancy, this medicine can be used just when definitely required despite potential risks.
Mothers with a newborn baby who have used this drug during the last 3 months of pregnancy may seldom create symptoms including drowsiness, muscle stiffness or shakiness, feeding or breathing troubles, constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms of your baby's particularly during their first month, tell the doctor immediately.
This medicine passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding.
Pack Size & Price
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