Drug interactions between ciprofloxacin and metformin
Interactions between your drugs
ciprofloxacin ↔ metformin
Applies to:ciprofloxacin and metformin
Medications like ciprofloxacin can sometimes affect blood glucose levels. Both hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) and, less frequently, hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) have been reported. Severe cases of hypoglycemia have resulted in coma and even death. Your blood glucose should be closely monitored during treatment with ciprofloxacin so that your diabetic regimen may be adjusted by your doctor, if needed. You should learn to recognize the symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, as well as what to do when these conditions occur. Symptoms of high blood sugar may include increased thirst, increased hunger, and increased urination. Symptoms of low blood sugar include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, confusion, tremor, nausea, hunger, weakness, perspiration, palpitation, and rapid heartbeat. Contact your doctor if you experience loss of blood sugar control. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: ciprofloxacin
Do not take ciprofloxacin with dairy products such as milk or yogurt, or with calcium-fortified foods (e.G., cereal, juice). You may eat or drink dairy products or calcium-fortified foods with a regular meal, but do not use them alone when taking ciprofloxacin. They could make the medication less effective. When ciprofloxacin tablets are given with enteral (tube) feedings, ciprofloxacin may not work as well. You could interrupt the feeding for 1 hour before and 2 hours after the ciprofloxacin dose, or your doctor may decide to switch to a different treatment. Ciprofloxacin oral suspension should not be given via nasogastric tubes or feeding tubes. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
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Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.