Active substance: Ciprofloxacin
It can also interact with certain supplements as well as certain foods. Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some can interfere with how well a drug works, while others can cause increased side effects.
Cipro and other medications Below is a list of medications that can interact with Cipro. Before taking Cipro, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take.
Also tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.
Antacids Many antacids such as Tums, Gaviscon, and Maalox contain calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, and aluminum hydroxide. These ingredients can bind to Cipro and prevent your body from absorbing it. This can decrease how well Cipro works.
To avoid this interaction, take Cipro at least two hours before taking an antacid, or six hours afterward. Anticoagulant drugs Taking Cipro with oral anticoagulant drugs such as warfarin Coumadin, Jantoven might increase the anticoagulant effects.
This might result in increased bleeding. Drugs that prolong the QT interval Certain medications prolong your QT interval, which means they might affect the rhythm of your heartbeat.
Taking Cipro with these drugs can increase the risk of having a dangerous irregular heartbeat. Cipro should be avoided or used very carefully with these medications.
Examples of these medications include: amiodarone Pacerone antipsychotic medications such as haloperidol, quetiapine Seroquel, Seroquel XR, and ziprasidone Geodon macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin Ery-Tab and azithromycin Zithromax quinidine tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, desipramine Norpramin, and imipramine Tofranil sotalol Sotylize, Betapace, Betapace AF, Sorine Clozapine Taking Cipro with clozapine Versacloz, Fazaclo ODT can increase the levels of clozapine in the body and increase the risk of clozapine side effects.
Ciprofloxacin tablets and liquid are not used as often as some other types of antibiotics because there's a risk of serious side effects.
Key facts Most adults and children can take ciprofloxacin.