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Side Effects

Q & A

Acute diarrhea starts suddenly and lasts for about a few days. Infection by many bacteria, viruses, or germs can cause diarrhea. Infected food and water can be causes of diarrhea. While travelling, our body is at high-risk to get infected. The main concern of the infection is dehydration (lack of fluid in the body). Symptoms start with vomiting and loose stools, more times than normal. Take special care of food and water while travelling. This will help avoid diarrhea.

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic. It helps reduce the effect of acute diarrhea. Ciprofloxacin kills the bacteria that cause infections in the body. It belongs to the fluoroquinolone family. Ciprofloxacin contains two ingredients: Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and Ciprofloxacin betaine. These ingredients help control the lost water and salts of the body. Also, drink a lot of fluid.

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  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Two tablets daily for 1 week, or as prescribed by the doctor
  • Advisable to take it with water
  • Drink plenty of water and eat light meals
  • Do not take this medicine with milk or orange juice
  • Avoid milk and orange juice for 2 hours before and after taking the medicine
  • Dose can be before or after meals (morning and evening)
  • Complete the course as prescribed by the doctor

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Joint pains
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia

Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of these symptoms, see a doctor.

  • Fungal infection
  • Loss of appetite
  • Agitation
  • Rashes, itching
  • Fever
  • Allergic reactions
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased skin sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate
  • Jaundice
  • Muscle pain
  • Kidney failure
  • Excessive sweating

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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Is there any drug that can be taken to prevent traveller’s diarrhoea?

Taking an antibiotic medicine in order to prevent a bout of traveller’s diarrhoea is in no way recommended. Doing so, which can be referred to as antimicrobial prophylaxis, will increase the risk of unpleasant reactions and has the potential to increase resistance to the organism.

Should I take anti-diarrhoea pills?

It’s advised that you take anti-diarrhoea pills with you as a precaution when travelling abroad. However, such medication should only be taken as a last resort. We stock Loperamide, also known as Imodium, which will halt the action of your bowels when taken. It can be extremely effective in the short term but may trap harmful bacteria in the intestines which will only cause further complications later on.

If I avoid eating street food, can I avoid TD?

Not necessarily. Food that is prepared in restaurants or hotels still has the potential to cause traveller’s diarrhoea. Street food can often be unfairly held accountable for a lot of cases. Simply avoiding street food will not eliminate your chances of getting TD.

What are natural ways in which I can treat TD?

Firstly, we recommend that you eat bananas to keep your stomach in check as they are a great way to calm a bad stomach when in a foreign land. Secondly, yoghurts and yoghurt drinks are ideal to consume as they’ll contain probiotics which will benefit you greatly. Lastly, stick to a starchy diet of white rice, noodles, etc. This depends on where you are visiting, of course.

To complete your purchase, take our questionnaire. Once completed, a registered doctor will review your answers and issue a prescription, if suitable. This prescription will be sent to our practising pharmacy who will dispense your treatment. Orders are shipped by secure next-day courier.

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