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Learn more about ciprofloxacin

What dosages is ciprofloxacin available in?

What dosages is ciprofloxacin available in?

ciprofloxacin is available as a 250 mg, 500 mg, and 750 mg oral tablet and a 5% oral suspension.

What is ciprofloxacin used for?

What is ciprofloxacin used for?

ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is used to treat:

Adults only

  • Skin infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Stomach infections
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Typhoid fever
  • Gonorrhea in the genitals
  • Long-term prostate infections

Adults and children

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Anthrax exposure through inhalation
  • Plague
How does ciprofloxacin work?

How does ciprofloxacin work?

ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (or “quinolone”) antibiotic. It works by blocking certain enzymes (proteins) that bacteria use to grow and repair their genetic material (DNA) in order to survive. By blocking this process, the antibiotic kills bacteria.

How do I take ciprofloxacin?

How do I take ciprofloxacin?

The dose and duration of treatment can depend on the type of infection you have and how serious it is. Most times, treatment lasts 7 to 14 days, while other treatment courses can last for a few months. Your dose might differ if you have kidney or liver problems. It is typically taken by mouth every 12 hours.

Is it safe for me to take ciprofloxacin?

Is it safe for me to take ciprofloxacin?

ciprofloxacin is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication in the following.

  • Severe allergy to a quinolone antibiotic
  • You are taking tizanidine (Zanaflex)
  • History of tendon, muscle, joint, central nervous system, epilepsy or psychotic disorders
  • Concomitant use of fluoroquinolones with ACE inhibitors/angiotensin-receptor blockers in
    patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance ≤ 30 mL/min) and in the
ciprofloxacin Common Side Effects

ciprofloxacin Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ciprofloxacin:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Abnormal liver blood test results
ciprofloxacin Serious Side Effects

ciprofloxacin Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ciprofloxacin. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Achilles pain, pain or swelling at joint or muscle
  • Seizures
  • Changes in thoughts or behavior
  • Nerve damage: numbness, tingling, “pins-and-needles” feeling, burning, changes in sensations related to light touch or temperature
  • Major blood vessel damage: sudden, severe chest, back, or stomach pain; shortness of breath; pain in arms or legs
  • Infectious (C. difficile-related) diarrhea: foul-smelling diarrhea, fever, frequent bowel movements
  • Abnormal heart rhythm: chest pounding, chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling faint or lightheaded
  • Kidney problems: urinating less often than usual; swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands
  • Liver problems: stomach bloating, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, dark urine
  • Serious allergic and skin reactions: hives, blisters, skin reddening or peeling, swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty breathing
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ciprofloxacin

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ciprofloxacin

The following medications may interact with ciprofloxacin:

  • Theophylline – Serious and fatal reactions. Avoid concomitant use
  • Warfarin – Anticoagulant effect enhanced. Monitor prothrombin time, INR, and bleeding
  • Antidiabetic agents – Hypoglycemia including fatal outcomes have been reported. Monitor blood glucose.
  • Phenytoin – Monitor phenytoin level
  • Methotrexate – Monitor for methotrexate toxicity
  • Cyclosporine – May increase serum creatinine. Monitor serum creatinine
Who makes ciprofloxacin?

Who makes ciprofloxacin?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is ciprofloxacin safe in pregnancy?

Is ciprofloxacin safe in pregnancy?

The safety of ciprofloxacin in pregnant women has not been established. ciprofloxacin must not be prescribed to pregnant women. Animal studies have demonstrated that ciprofloxacin may
damage the articular cartilage in the fetus.


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