A urinary tract infection is a kind of ailment caused by some bacteria that causes an infection in the urinary tract or in the bladder. Our bladder is basically germ free or sterile; it comes to a point that some harmful organisms like the bacteria reach our organ and causes some complications in our body. The most common way for bacteria to get into the bladder is through the urethra that is why most of the infections of the urinary tract occur in sexually active women because they are more open for bacterial attacks. Cases of urinary tract infections in men are far fewer compared to women.
Also, pregnant women are more prone to have urinary tract infections in which we can also relate it also to the occurrence of yeast or vaginal yeast infections in most pregnant women. The main causes of urinary tract infections have not change significantly for the last decade. The E.coli or the Escherichia coli still is the number one cause of UTI followed by the Staphylococcus saprophyticus. The therapy that is commonly used by experts for the treatment of urinary tract infections is the trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Doctors and healthcare providers usually give a Cipro dosage for patients with UTI.
A Cipro dosage or Ciprofloxacin dosage is the most popular treatment for patients with urinary tract infections due also to the E.coli’s up-and-coming resistance to some common medications aside from a Cipro dosage. Reported resistance rate of the E.coli bacteria is very low compared to other available antibiotics for uti in the market. But aside from uti, a Cipro dosage also can kill a variety of bacteria in the body that causes an infection because it is a kind of antibiotic and is classified under the group of drugs called flouroquinolones. It is usually an effective bacteria killer.
A patient has an option to choose between having a Cipro dosage taken orally through tablets or through intravenous injection. The usual and recommended Cipro dosage for adults is from 250 mg up to 750 mg every 12 hours for immediate release tablets, and 500 mg up to 1000 mg every 24 hours for extended release tablets, while for the intravenous Cipro dosage is usually ranging from 200 mg up to 400 mg every 8 to 12 hours. A patient must consult a doctor first before having a Cipro dosage.
As what I have said earlier that pregnant women are more prone in having a urinary tract infection; there is a clinical warning of not taking a Cipro dosage if the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding because this drug has not been tested to be safe for pregnant and nursing women. It is advisable to consult a doctor to ask for remedies and other kinds of treatment for pregnant women with UTI.
Lastly, aside from the wanted effects of having a Cipro dosage, as similar with other drugs, it is also associated with side effects such as headache, restlessness, rash, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea, thus, care should always be taken in mind while taking in a Cipro dosage.