Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a prescription fluoroquinolone antibiotic intended for the treatment of bacteria-induced infections, which means it is not going to work for conditions as flu or cold. Before you start to take this medicine familiarize yourself with the patient information leaflet to be aware of possible side effects, drug interactions and complications. Your dosage and period of treatment depend on the kind of condition you have and your individual factors. Drink at least 8 glasses of water or other fluids a day while taking Cipro. Do not combine this medicine with other drugs unless otherwise recommended by your health care provider.
If you are also taking antacids that contain magnesium, calcium and aluminum Cipro needs to be used 2 hours before or 6 hours later to avoid drug interaction. Although you are most likely to feel much better after just a couple of days of the treatment it's important that you take the entire amount prescribed. Otherwise your infection may not be treated completely and a relapse can occur. You can continue taking Cipro if you experience these mild side effects: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, increased skin sensitivity, nervousness and agitation.