Cipro is a wide spectrum antibiotic used to treat various infections. It is the first line antibiotic to treat joint infections and abdominal contaminations. Though Cipro in is available without prescription, still it is not recommended to take the drug without prescription from health care provider as it causes severe side effects and the risk of occurrence of side effects with Cipro is much higher than with other antibiotics. Cipro is effective only certain strains of bacteria. It does not work against viruses, yeasts and protozoa infections. The drug interacts with a wide range of other medicines. That is why being on treatment with any other medication other medication it is of ultimate importance to consult your health care provider on possible interactions and treatment management. In most cases it is recommended to separate the intakes in 1 hour intervals. Cipro must be taken with great caution in case a patient has some or even one of the next conditions: bradycardia or unusually slow heart beating diabetes hypokelemia liver and kidney diseases brain and mental diseases cardiovascular diseases These conditions are not direct contraindications to Cipro treatment but require medical advice. In most cases a patient with one of the mentioned above conditions require just dosage adjustment.