Drugs Scanax 500mg have composition Ciprofloxacin 500mg, Scanax 500mg treatment of infections including anthrax, biliary-track infections, bone and joint infections, ear, nose, and throat infections, gastro-enteritis, legionnaires’ disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, peritonitis, plague, lower respiratory-tract infections, rickettsia infections ..

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Each film-coated tablet contains: Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride  500 mg

Excipients q.s      1 tablet

(Maize starch, lactose monohydrate, croscaimellose sodium, sodium starch glycolate. colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, hypromellose, macrogol 6000, povidone, talc).

Scanax 500mg - Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride 500mg


White, oval-shaped film-coated tablet, engraved “SCAN” on one side and plain on the other side.


– Ciprofloxacin 500mg is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial with a wider spectrum of activity than nalidixic acid, and more favourable pharmacokinetics allowing its use in systemic infections.

– Ciprofloxacin 500mg is bactericidal and acts by inhibiting DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV, which are essential enzymes In the reproduction of bacterial DNA.

– Ciprofloxacin 500mg may be active in vitro against some gram-negative aerobic bacteria: Escherichia coli and Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Proteus, Salmonella, Serratia, Yersinia. It may also exhibit activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, H. Influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis.. and grampositive aerobic bacteria: Staphylococci, penicillinase-producing and penicillinase-nonproducing strains, and against some MRSA. Most anaerobic bacteria, including Bacteroides fragilis and Clostridium difficile, are resistant to ciprofloxacin, although some other Clostridium spp. may be susceptible.


– Scanax 500mg ( Ciprofloxacin 500mg ) is rapidly and well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Oral bioavailability is about 70 to 80% and a peak serum concentration of about 2.4 mcg/ml occurs 1 to 2 hours after a 500 mg oral dose.

– Plasma protein binding ranges from 20 to 40%. Ciprofloxacin is widely distributed in the body and tissue penetration is generally good. It appears in the CSF, but concentrations are only about 10% of those in serum when the meninges are not inflamed. Ciprofloxacin crosses the placenta and is also distributed into breast milk. High concentrations are achieved in bile.

– The elimination half-life is about 3 to 5 hours and there is evidence of modest accumulation. Half-life may be prolonged in renal impairment (a value of 8 hours has been reported in end-stage renal disease) and to some extent in the elderly. However, no dose adjustment is usually necessary in these patient unless it is severe.

– Ciprofloxacin 500mg is eliminated principally by urinary excretion, but non-renal clearance may account for about one-third of elimination and includes hepatic metabolism, biliary excretion, and possibly transluminal secretion across the intestinal mucosa. Oxociprofloxacin appears to be the major urinary metabolite and sulfociprofloxacin the primary faecal metabolite. About 40 to 50% of an oral dose is excreted unchanged in the urine and about 15% as metabolites. Faecal excretion over 5 days has accounted for 20 to 35 % of an oral dose.


Treatment of infections including anthrax, biliary-track infections, bone and joint infections, ear. nose, and throat infections, gastro-enteritis, legionnaires’ disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, peritonitis, plague, lower respiratory-tract infections, rickettsia infections (Q fever, typhus), septicaemia, skin infection, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, urinary-tract infections.


Scanax 500mg is administered orally.

– The usual adult oral dose of ciprofloxacin ranges from 250 to 750 mg twice daily depending on the severity and nature of the infection.

– For chronic bacterial prostatitis: 500 mg twice daily for 28 days.

– For bone and joint infections: 500 mg to 750 mg twice daily for 4-6 weeks.

– Doses should be reduced in patients with severe renai impairment.


– Patients who have shown hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to any components of ciprofloxacin or related drugs as nalidixic acid, other quinolones,

– Patientsagedunder18years.

– Pregnant women and breast-feeding mother, unless use is considered obligatory therapy.


– Caution in patients with epilepsy or a history of CNS disorders, renal impairment, G6DP deficiency, or myasthenia gravis.

– Treatment should be stopped if patients experience tendon pain, inflammation, or rupture.

Exposure to strong sunlight or sunlamp should be avoided during treatment with ciprofloxacin.

– Ciprofloxacin and other fluoroquinolones should be avoided in MRSA infections because of the high level of resistance.


Analgesics. Use of fenbufen with fluoroquinolones may increase

fluoroquinolone CNS adverse effects. Adverse neurological effects have also been reported in patient receiving naproxen and chloroquine when ciprofloxacin was given.

– Antacids and metal ions: The absorption of ciprofloxacin and other fluoroquinolones is reduced by antacids containing aluminium or magnesium and also by calcium. iron, zinc salt.

It is recommended that oral ciprofloxacin should hours before or 6 hours after such product similar advice also applies to other, fluoroquinolones.

Scanax 500mg is reported to enhance the effect ot oral and the oral anti-diabetic gllbenclamide. Severe hypoglycaemia  fatal

occurred in patients also taking glibenclamide.

– Transient increases in serum creatinine have occurred when ciprofloxaun it is with ciclosponn; altered serum concentrations of phenytoin have been reported patients also receiving ciprofloxacin



Scanax 500mg is only used for pregnancy with severe infection that was not manageable with therapeutic dosages of other antibiotic agents, use of fluoroquinolones is an obligatory therapy.


Ciprofloxacin is excreted in human milk Because of the potential tor senous. adverse reactions in infants nursing from mother taking ciprofloxacin if continued use is considered obligatory, mother should discontinue nursing


The ability to drive or operate machinery may be impaired especially when alcohol is also taken.


– Gastrointestinal disturbances: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pern and dyspepsia. Pseudomembranous colitis, pancreatitis, and dysphagia have been reported rarely.

– Commonest effects on the CNS: Headache, dizziness, confusion, insomnia. and restlessness.

– Hypersensitivity end skin reactions: Anaphylaxis, Stevens-Johrtson syndrome toxic epidermal necrolysis, laryngeal oedema, and vasculitis.

– Other adverse effects: Crystalluria. transient increases in serum creatinine or blood urea nitrogen and rarely, acute renal failure secondary to interstitial liver enzyme values, jaundice, and hepatitis.

– Haematological disturbances: Eosinophilia, leucopenia. thrombocytopenia and very rarely, pancytopenia, haemolytic anaemia or agranulocytosis

– Cardiovascular adverse effects: tachycardia, hypotension oedema, syncope hot flushes, and sweating; rarely, prolongation of the QT interval and ventricular arrhythmias, including torsade de pointes; supennfecttoo with Streptococcus pneumoniae, Clostridium difficile.



In the event of acute overdosage, reversible renal toxicity has been reported in some cases.


The stomach should be emptied by inducing vomiting or by gastric lavage The patient should be carefully observered and given supportive treatment including monitoring of renal function and administration of magnes aluminum, or calcium containing antacids which can reduce the absorption of Ciprofloxacin Adequate hydration must be maintained. Only a small amount of ciprofloxacin (< 10%) is removed from the body after hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis

STORAGE : Store in a well-closed container, in dry place, protect from light Do not store above 300 C

SHELF-LIFE : 48 months from the date of manufactunng

PACKAGING : Blister of 10tablets. Box of 5 blisters

Bottle of 100 tablets , Box of 1 bottle.

Bottle of 500 tablets.

SPECIFICATION: Manufacturer’s specification.

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