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    Generic for Cipro
    20 tablets $7.5 USD
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    Generic for Cipro
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    Generic for Cipro
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  5. Ciprofloxacin HCl
    Generic for Ciloxan
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Do you need a prescription for ciprofloxacin?

Yes, ciprofloxacin is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is ciprofloxacin without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase ciprofloxacin, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for ciprofloxacin in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a ciprofloxacin savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your ciprofloxacin with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a ciprofloxacin coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide ciprofloxacin coupons or FREE ciprofloxacin samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for ciprofloxacin in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much ciprofloxacin?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using ciprofloxacin. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much ciprofloxacin. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic ciprofloxacin?

Generic ciprofloxacin refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various bacterial infections.

Active ingredient of ciprofloxacin

The active ingredient of ciprofloxacin is ciprofloxacin hydrochloride.

US brand name of ciprofloxacin and manufacturer

Ciprofloxacin is available in the US under various brand names, including Cipro and Proquin XR. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

UK brand name of ciprofloxacin and manufacturer

In the UK, ciprofloxacin is available under various brand names, including Ciproxin and Ciloxan. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

Prescription requirement for ciprofloxacin

A prescription (Rx) is required for ciprofloxacin in both the US and the UK.

Availability of ciprofloxacin in the UK with NHS prescription

Ciprofloxacin is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including bronchitis, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and gastrointestinal infections. It may also be used to treat patients who have come into contact with anthrax.

How does ciprofloxacin work?

Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of medications called quinolone antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the growth and replication of bacteria, thus helping to eliminate the infection.

Forms of ciprofloxacin available

This medication is available as oral ciprofloxacin tablets, extended-release tablets, oral suspension, and eye drops.

Dosage of ciprofloxacin

The dosage of ciprofloxacin may vary depending on the type and severity of the infection, as well as the individual’s age, weight, and kidney function. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for ciprofloxacin use

Ciprofloxacin should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually taken orally, with or without food, and should be taken at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day. Do not take this medication with dairy products, or with calcium-fortified juice.

Warnings and precautions for ciprofloxacin

  • Ciprofloxacin may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Ciprofloxacin may increase the risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture, particularly in older adults. It is important to promptly report any signs of tendon pain or swelling to a healthcare provider
  • Tell your doctor if you have arthritis, low blood sugar, an aneurysm or blood circulation problems, liver or kidney disease, or low potassium levels, before starting treatment
  • Ciprofloxacin may make muscle weakness worse in patients with myasthenia gravis
  • Ciprofloxacin passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Use of ciprofloxacin if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of ciprofloxacin during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It may not be recommended unless the benefits outweigh the risks.

Possible side effects of ciprofloxacin

In clinical trials common side effects of ciprofloxacin may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and rash. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Get medical help right away if you have an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, skin rash, and blistering or peeling of the skin. Promptly report any adverse effects to a healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Ciprofloxacin may interact with other medications, including anticoagulants such as warfarin, antipsychotics such as clozapine, cyclosporine, medications to treat diabetes such as chlorpropamide, glimepiride, and glyburide, methotrexate, phenytoin, probenecid, ropinirole, theophylline, tizanidine, antacids containing calcium, aluminum or magnesium hydroxide, didanosine, sevelamer, or sucralfate.
It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to ciprofloxacin

Other fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as levofloxacin, ofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of bacterial infections.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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