Trade name: Alcip TZ
Strength: Ciprofloxacin 500 mg, Tinidazole 600 mg.
Active ingredient: Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole
Category: Ciprofloxacin belongs to Fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Tinidazole is a member of the drug class amebicides.
Pregnancy category: Ciprofloxacin belongs to FDA pregnancy category C. Tinidazole belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: B3 and FDA pregnancy category C.
Uses: Alcip TZ tablet is used to treat infections against both bacteria and protozoa. It contains both ciprofloxacin and tinidazole. Tinidazole is used for vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and parasite infections such as giardiasis, amebiasis. Ciprofloxacin is used for bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections. Ciprofloxacin is also used to treat anthrax.
How to use: Take Alcip TZ tablet with food to avoid stomach upset. Take regularly for prescribed length of time. Early discontinuation results in return of the infection.
Side Effects: Vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness. Skin sensitivity to sun light.
Dosage: Usual adult dose is 1 tab twice daily for 5 to 10 days depending on severity of the infection and response to the drug.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: February 12th, 2016
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