Ciplin Ds 800 Mg/160 Mg

Description Ciplin Ds 800 Mg/160 Mg Tablet
SKU 1160
Generic For Septra DS
Strength 160+800 mg
Generic Name Trimethoprim Sulphamethoxazole
Manufacturer Ranbaxy

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Ciplin Ds 800 Mg/160 Mg

Ciplin DS is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of bacterial infections. It is beneficial for treating infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, infection of the ear, intestines, and urinary tract. This medicine is a combination of more than one active ingredient and is supplied in the form of a tablet. The two active ingredients of the medicine are Sulphamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Both the pharmaceutical ingredients work to stop the growth of bacteria. Its regular administration prevents the growth of bacteria. Note that the medicine does not work to treat a viral infection like cold.

Clinical Uses of Ciplin DS 800 mg/160 mg

Ciplin DS is useful in treating a variety of bacterial infections including a middles ear infection. Urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, infections of the digestive tract, serious lung infections in people with weakened immune system etc. The medicine is equally effective in treating worsening of the inflamed lining of bronchial tubes in the lungs of an individual. It is a combination drug containing Sulphamethoxazole and trimethoprim as the main ingredients. Both are antibiotics, effective as bacteriostatic and bactericidal showing synergistic action.

Working Mechanism

Ciplin DS tablet is a combination of two antibiotic pharmaceutical ingredients namely Sulphamethoxazole and trimethoprim. The use of this combination drug prevents the bacteria from releasing folic acid, a nutrient required for the survival of the bacteria and its multiplication in the body. Both antibiotic ingredients work together to effectively treats the infection.

Dosing Information

Take this combination medicine exactly in the dose and duration advised by your health care specialist. The medicine is available in the form of a tablet which needs to be swallowed with water. Avoid breaking the tablets into two pieces, this can reduce the effectiveness of the medicine. The tablet can be consumed before or after having a meal. For preventing stomach upset, it is better to take it with food. It is usually taken once a day every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days. Your health care provider will prescribe you the best dose that goes well with your condition. So, it is wise to take the medicine according to your health care specialist. Follow his/her directions carefully to achieve the maximum benefits from your medicine.

Possible Side Effects

Discuss with your health care provider if your condition worsens or if you the following unwanted effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Soreness of the mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Increased or decreased frequency of urinary
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Kidney disease
  • Insomnia
  • Headache

For patients with kidney disorder, the dose of Ciplin DS should be reduce based on the condition. If you are suffering with a kidney problem, you may be prescribed with a low dose of this combination antibiotic drug.

Also, if you have issues with your liver, this medicine will be given with caution to avoid further worsening of the condition.

While giving to children, make sure you have done enough research and have consulted a health care specialist in contrast to this. Your child’s weight and age need to be considered first to find the right dose of medicine.

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