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Algocin
 
Generic:
Ciprofloxacin
 
Therapeutic Class:
Antibiotics
 
Composition:
Each Algocin tablet contains ciprofloxacin HCl, H2O (USP) equivalent to Ciprofloxacin 250 mg and 500 mg tablets.
 
Description:
Algocin is a synthetic broad spectrum antibacterial agent for oral administration. It has invitro activity against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.
 
Indications:
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis
  • Lower respiratory tract infection
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Skin and skin structure infections
  • Bone & joint infections
  • Complicated intra-abdominal infections (used in combination with metronidazole)
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Typhoid & para typhoid
  • Uncomplicated cervical and urethral gonorrhea
  • Acute uncomplicated cystitis in females
  • Inhalational anthrax (post-exposure)
 
Dosage:
Location of infectionSeverityUnit DoseFrequencyUsual Durations
Urinarytract infectionsAcute uncomplicated 250 mgq 12 h 3 days
Mild/moderate 250 mgq 12 h 7 to 14 days
Severe/complicated 500 mgq 12 h 7 to 14 days
Chronic Bacterial ProstatitisMild/moderate 500 mgq 12 h 28 days
Lower Respiratory TractMild/moderate 500 mgq 12 h 7 to 14 days
Severe/complicated750 mgq 12 h 7 to 14 days
Acute Sinusitis Mild/moderate 500 mgq 12 h 10 days
Skin and Skin StructureMild/moderate 500 mgq 12 h 7 to 14 days
Severe/complicated 750 mgq 12 h 7 to 14 days
Bone and JointMild/moderate 500 mgq 12 h 4 to 6 weeks
Severe/complicated 750 mgq 12 h 4 to 6 weeks
Intra-Abdominal*Complicated 500 mgq 12 h 7 to 14 days
Infectious DiarrheaMild/moderate/severe 500 mgq 12 h 5 to 7 days
Typhoid FeverMild/moderate 500 mgq 12 h 10 days
Urethral and Cervical
Gonococcal Infections
Uncomplicated250 mgsingle doseSingle dose
Inhalational anthrax (post-exposure)500 mgq 12 h60 days
* used in conjunction with metronidazole
 
Presentations:
250 mg tabs 10’s
500 mg tabs 10’s