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Proquin XR Dosage

For most adults, the dosage of Proquin is the same: 500 mg a day for three days. To keep an even level of medication in the bloodstream, take the tablets at the same time each day, preferably with the main meal (food helps with the absorption of the drug). Be sure to finish your entire prescription, even if your symptoms improve earlier than expected.

An Introduction to Dosing With Proquin XR

There is only one standard recommended dose of Proquin® XR (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

What Is the Proquin XR Dosage for Urinary Tract Infections?

The standard Proquin XR dose for urinary tract infections is 500 mg once daily for three days. The same amount is used in people with mild-to-moderate kidney disease. There is no standard recommended dosage for Proquin XR for people with severe kidney disease, as the drug has not been adequately studied in such people.

General Information on Using Proquin XR

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Proquin XR use include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken once a day for three days.
  • Proquin XR should be taken with your main meal of the day, usually the evening meal. Taking this medication with food helps your body absorb it better.
  • Try to take each dose of Proquin XR at about the same time each day to keep an even level in your bloodstream.
  • The tablets should be swallowed whole -- do not crush, cut, or chew them. Tell your healthcare provider if you cannot swallow the tablets.
  • Do not take Proquin XR with dairy products alone (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices (such as orange juice). However, it is okay to take it with meals that contain these products.
  • Make sure you stay well hydrated during Proquin XR treatment by drinking plenty of fluids.
  • This medication is used to treat bacterial infections. It is not effective against viral infections, such as the common cold or flu.
  • Proquin XR is not interchangeable with other ciprofloxacin products, including Cipro XR® (ciprofloxacin extended release) and Cipro® (ciprofloxacin).
  • You should start to feel better within a couple of days of beginning treatment with Proquin XR. However, it is important that you finish all your doses. Your infection may not be completely gone, even though you feel better. Stopping this medication too soon may cause your symptoms to return, or lead to antibiotic resistance.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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