Prostatitis is a kind of health condition wherein an inflammation of the prostate is found due to the infections caused by some bacteria. The prostate has a very important role in the male reproductive system. It is found at the bottom of the bladder and covering the urethra which is the route that interconnects the bladder and the opening of the penis. The prostate protects and nourishes the sperms coming from the testicles. During ejaculation, the prostate squeezes fluid into the urethra mixing with the sperm secretions coming from the testicles and expelled the sperms as semen during sexual intercourse. 70% of the fluids found in the semen came from the prostate.
Prostatitis is just the general term for prostate inflammation. Prostatitis can be classified into four types which include the chronic bacterial prostatitis, asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, chronic prostatitis without infection, and the acute bacterial prostatitis.
Among the four kinds of Prostatitis, the acute bacterial prostatitis needs immediate medication for it causes some serious symptoms and effects in the body. Acute bacterial prostatitis can be treated orally by taking in antibiotics. Antibiotic is an effective medicine that treats bacterial infections by preventing or killing the bacteria causing the infections. Doctors usually prescribe Ciprofloxacin hcl for the treatment of Prostatitis.
Ciprofloxacin hcl (hydrochloride), also known as Cipro, is classified under the drugs called flouroquinolones. Flouroquinolones are used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) and other kinds of bacterial infections by killing the bacteria though interrupting their cells during replication. Ciprofloxacin hcl also treats sexually transmitted infections, uncomplicated cystitis, mycobacterial infections, and also urinary tract infections.
Ciprofloxacin hcl’s usage is different from other kinds of antibiotic drugs such as the macrolides, beta-lactams, aminoglycosides, and tetracyclines. It is possible for a doctor to prescribe simultaneous medication of antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin hcl together with other antibiotics for the reason that some bacteria could only be killed by Ciprofloxacin hcl instead of other antibiotic drugs. Due to the possibility of having unwanted effects caused by the drug interaction of Ciprofloxacin hcl to other kinds of drugs like the theophylline, it is advisable to tell the doctor all the medications that the patient are currently having, including all the vitamins and pregnancy pills to avoid any risk of drug interaction.
The medication with Ciprofloxacin hcl for any kind of bacterial infection should be taken for the entire duration of medication for it could worsen the patient’s health condition and increase the bacterial infection if an abrupt stopping will be made. Ciprofloxacin hcl should be taken steadily for at least three days usually one tablet a day. Ciprofloxacin hcl just like any other drugs, contains side effects such as dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. One should immediately consult a doctor or healthcare professional if one may experience the signs of side effects in able to have an immediate medical attention. The doctor are also the one to determine the exact Ciprofloxacin hcl dosage and duration of medication which depends on the patient’s condition or the kind of bacterial infection he or she is suffering.
And lastly, one cannot buy Ciprofloxacin hcl over the counter without a prescription of the doctor of healthcare professional for it could cause harmful side effects or adverse drug reaction, and some drug interaction.