Can I use ciprofloxacin if I'm taking other medications?

Tell your doctor about all drugs and nutritional supplements you take before using ciprofloxacin. This is especially important if you use any of the following:

  • blood thinners
  • antidepressants
  • blood pressure medications
  • diabetes medications
  • drugs for treating irregular heart rhythm
  • drugs for controlling muscle spasms

In rare cases, you may need to stop taking certain drugs while using ciprofloxacin. More likely, your doctor may adjust your dose and monitor you closely.

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