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How does ciprofloxacin HCl interact with other medications or food?

Ciprofloxacin can be taken with or without food. Do not take this drug at the same time you drink milk or any juices with added calcium, unless you take the milk or juice with a main meal. If you take antacids with magnesium, aluminum or calcium; didanosine; sucralfate; or any vitamins or supplements that contain calcium, iron or zinc, you will need to take ciprofloxacin two hours before or six hours after taking these substances, since they may bind to it and prevent its absorption. Be certain to tell your doctor about any medications, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins or supplements, that you may be taking. Limit your caffeine intake, since this has been shown to possibly interfere with this drug. Some other medications that have been shown to possibly interact with ciprofloxacin include: cyclosporine, glyburide, methotrexate, multivalent cation-containing products, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (not aspirin), omeprozale, phenytoin, probenecid, theophylline and warfarin.

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