Ciplin Ds Tab is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, prescribed for certain types bacterial infections. It is also used to treat traveler’s diarrhea.  It eliminates bacteria that cause various infections.

Drug information on Ciplin Ds Tab (Co-trimoxazole) from Cipla Limited

Ciplin Ds Tab

Cipla Limited
Generic : Co-trimoxazole
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Medical Condition(s) for which Ciplin Ds Tab may be prescribed

Bacillary Dysentery

Side effects of Ciplin Ds Tab

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

   Blood : Decrease in blood cell counts.

   Allergic : Skin inflammation, eruptions, rash, itching, redness, hives, bruising and photosensitivity.

   Gastrointestinal : Liver inflammation/damage, jaundice, hepatic necrosis, elevation in liver enzymes, inflammation of intestine/pancreas/tongue, mouth ulcer, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

   Genitourinary : Kidney failure, Blood Urea Nitrogen and absence of urination.

   Central Nervous System : Brain inflammation, convulsions, incoordination, fainting, ringing in the ear, headache, hallucinations, depression and nervousness.

   Metabolic : Low blood sugar.

   Musculoskeletal : Joint/muscle pain.

   Respiratory : Cough, shortness of breath and lung infection.

   Miscellaneous : Weakness, fatigue and sleeplessness.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

It is a fixed combination product containing sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim in 5:1 ratio.
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 2 tablets every 12 hours for a period of 10 to 14 days.
Child- The recommended dose is 8 mg/kg of trimethoprim and 40 mg/kg of sulfamethoxazole daily in 2 divided doses every 12 hours.

How to use Ciplin Ds Tab?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Ciplin Ds Tab not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with anemia, hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Warnings and Precautions for Ciplin Ds Tab

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, asthma, severe allergies, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency (an inherited blood disease), any allergy, who are taking other medications.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

Other Precautions for Ciplin Ds Tab

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ciplin Ds Tab

Store it at controlled room temperature (15–25°C), protect from light.

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