Ciprofloxacin Uses

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What is Ciprofloxacin?

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body.

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin is also used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax.

Ciprofloxacin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Ciprofloxacin indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician. The below description contains indications of Ciprofloxacin drug. Have a glance and memorize few.

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible isolates of the designated microorganisms in the conditions and patient populations listed below.

Urinary Tract Infections

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia marcescens, Proteus mirabilis, Providencia rettgeri, Morganella morganii, Citrobacter koseri, Citrobacter freundii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, or Enterococcus faecalis.

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Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult female patients for treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis caused by Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis caused by Escherichia coli or Proteus mirabilis.

Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of lower respiratory tract infections caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, or Streptococcus pneumoniae. Also, Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated for the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis caused by Moraxella catarrhalis.

Acute Sinusitis

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of acute sinusitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Moraxella catarrhalis.

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Skin and Skin Structure Infections

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of skin and skin structure infections caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Providencia stuartii, Morganella morganii, Citrobacter freundii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus epidermidis, or Streptococcus pyogenes.

Bone and Joint Infections

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of bone and joint infections caused by Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia marcescens, or Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections (used in combination with metronidazole) caused by Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or Bacteroides fragilis.

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Infectious Diarrhea

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of infectious diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli (enterotoxigenic isolates), Campylobacter jejuni, Shigella boydii†,Shigella dysenteriae, Shigella flexneri or Shigella sonnei† when antibacterial therapy is indicated.

†Although treatment of infections due to this organism in this organ system demonstrated a clinically significant outcome, efficacy was studied in fewer than 10 patients.

Typhoid Fever (Enteric Fever)

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of typhoid fever (enteric fever) caused by Salmonella typhi. The efficacy of Ciprofloxacin in the eradication of the chronic typhoid carrier state has not been demonstrated.

Uncomplicated Cervical and Urethral Gonorrhea

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adult patients for treatment of uncomplicated cervical and urethral gonorrhea due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Pyelonephritis

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in pediatric patients one to 17 years of age for treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and pyelonephritis due to Escherichia coli.

Inhalational Anthrax (post-exposure)

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated in adults and pediatric patients from birth to 17 years of age for inhalational anthrax (post-exposure) to reduce the incidence or progression of disease following exposure to aerosolized Bacillus anthracis.

Ciprofloxacin serum concentrations achieved in humans served as a surrogate endpoint reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit and provided the initial basis for approval of this indication.1 Supportive clinical information for Ciprofloxacin for anthrax post-exposure prophylaxis was obtained during the anthrax bioterror attacks of October 2001.

Plague

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are indicated for treatment of plague, including pneumonic and septicemic plague, due to Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis) and prophylaxis for plague in adults and pediatric patients from birth to 17 years of age. Efficacy studies of Ciprofloxacin could not be conducted in humans with plague for feasibility reasons. Therefore this indication is based on an efficacy study conducted in animals only.

Limitation of Use

Use in Pediatric Patients

Although effective in clinical trials, Ciprofloxacin is not a drug of first choice in the pediatric population due to an increased incidence of adverse events compared to controls, including events related to joints and/or surrounding tissues. Ciprofloxacin tablets USP, like other fluoroquinolones, is associated with arthropathy and histopathological changes in weight-bearing joints of juvenile animals.

Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Ciprofloxacin tablets USP are not a drug of first choice in the treatment of presumed or confirmed pneumonia secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Usage

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin tablets USP and other antibacterial drugs, Ciprofloxacin tablets USP should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.

If anaerobic organisms are suspected of contributing to the infection, appropriate therapy should be administered. Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment in order to isolate and identify organisms causing infection and to determine their susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin. Therapy with Ciprofloxacin tablets USP may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once results become available appropriate therapy should be continued. As with other drugs, some isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa may develop resistance fairly rapidly during treatment with Ciprofloxacin. Culture and susceptibility testing performed periodically during therapy will provide information not only on the therapeutic effect of the antimicrobial agent but also on the possible emergence of bacterial resistance.

How should I use Ciprofloxacin?

Use ciprofloxacin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ciprofloxacin comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get ciprofloxacin refilled.
  • Ciprofloxacin is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using ciprofloxacin at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use ciprofloxacin. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • Do not use ciprofloxacin if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use ciprofloxacin for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking ciprofloxacin is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
  • If you miss a dose of ciprofloxacin, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use ciprofloxacin.

Uses of Ciprofloxacin in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it. The below information contains the uses of Ciprofloxacin drug.

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat wide range of bacterial infections including lung or respiratory tract infections, eye infection, bladder and kidney infections, reproductive tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and bone and joint infections.

Ciprofloxacin description

infoPharmacology is a crucial part of medicine wherein various medications are used to advance the well-being of an individual. Some drugs cure the infection or a disease; few prevent the occurrence of a symptom or a disease, and few are used in long-term treatment of the disease. Drugs are obtained from the plants as well as they can be synthesized organically. The drugs are used in various combinations or a single drug by the pharmaceutical industry during its preparation. The half-life of each medicine is different, and the dosage of the drug depends on the half-life of the drug. The below information gives the detailed description of Ciprofloxacin drug.

A broad-spectrum antimicrobial carboxyfluoroquinoline. [PubChem]

Active ingredient matches for Ciprofloxacin:

Ciprofloxacin


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Injectable; Injection; Ciprofloxacin Lactate 2 mg / ml
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 250 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 250 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 500 mg
Injectable; Injection; Ciprofloxacin 2 mg / ml
Tablet; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 250 mg
Tablet; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Tablet; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 750 mg
Tablet; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 250 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 750 mg
Injectable; Injection; Ciprofloxacin 10 mg / ml
Tablet; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 100 mg
Solution; Ophthalmic; Ciprofloxacin 0.3%
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 100 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 750 mg
Solution; Ophthalmic; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 0.3%
Drops; Ophthalmic; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 0.3%
Injectable; Injection; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 10 mg / ml
Injectable; Injection; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 2 mg / ml
Tablet; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 500 mg
Tablet; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 750 mg
Tablet, Extended Release; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 1000 mg
Tablet, Extended Release; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Injectable; Injection; Ciprofloxacin Lactate 10 mg / ml
Drops; Ophthalmic, Otic; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Monohydrate 0.3%
Cipro 400 mg Solution 40ml Vial$ 259.99
Floxin Otic 0.3% Solution 10ml Bottle$ 142.91
Cipro 500 mg/5ml/ 10% Suspension 100ml Bottle$ 136.75
Cipro HC 0.2-1% Suspension 10ml Bottle$ 131.54
Cipro 250 mg/5ml/ 5% Suspension 100ml Bottle$ 116.80
Ocuflox 0.3% Solution 10ml Bottle$ 106.09
Ciprofloxacin HCl 0.3% Solution 10ml Bottle$ 98.22
Ciloxan 0.3% Ointment 3.5 gm Tube$ 87.49
Floxin Otic 0.3% Solution 5ml Bottle$ 86.49
Ciloxan 0.3% Solution 5ml Bottle$ 68.33
Ocuflox 0.3% Solution 5ml Bottle$ 57.32
Ciprofloxacin HCl 0.3% Solution 5ml Bottle$ 49.20
ProQuin XR 3 500 mg 24 Hour tablet Disp Pack$ 39.99
Ciprofloxacin HCl 0.3% Solution 2.5ml Bottle$ 26.03
Ciloxan 0.3% eye drops$ 13.33
Ciprofloxacin 0.3% eye drop$ 12.96
Cipro hc otic suspension$ 12.65
Proquin xr 500 mg tablet$ 12.18
Cipro xr 1000 mg tablet$ 11.91
Ciprofloxacin-Ciproflox HCl 1000 mg 24 Hour tablet$ 11.60
Ocuflox 0.3% eye drops$ 11.35
ProQuin XR 500 mg 24 Hour tablet$ 11.18
Ciprofloxacin er 1000 mg tablet$ 11.16
Cipro XR 500 mg 24 Hour tablet$ 10.88
Cipro XR 1000 mg 24 Hour tablet$ 10.75
Cipro xr 500 mg tablet$ 10.46
Ciprofloxacin-Ciproflox HCl 500 mg 24 Hour tablet$ 10.19
Ciprofloxacin er 500 mg tablet$ 9.80
Floxin 400 mg tablet$ 9.55
Cetraxal 0.2% ear solution$ 7.14
Floxin 200 mg tablet$ 6.60
Cipro 750 mg tablet$ 6.26
Cipro 500 mg tablet$ 6.08
Ciprofloxacin hcl 750 mg tablet$ 5.65
Floxin 300 mg tablet$ 5.61
Ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg tablet$ 5.59
Cipro 250 mg tablet$ 5.20
Ciprofloxacin hcl 250 mg tablet$ 4.59
Floxin otic singles$ 4.28
Ciprofloxacin hcl 100 mg tablet$ 4.17
Ciloxan 0.3 % Solution$ 2.18
Ciprofloxacin hcl powder$ 1.29
Apo-Ciproflox 0.3 % Solution$ 1.18
Pms-Ciprofloxacin 0.3 % Solution$ 1.18
Cipro i.v. 10 mg/ml vial$ 0.72
Cipro i.v. 200 mg/100 ml d5w$ 0.16
Ciprofloxacin 200 mg/20 ml vial$ 0.13
Ciprofloxacn-d5w 200 mg/100 ml$ 0.03
Ciprofloxacin 0.3%/10ml - 1 Eye drops$ 12.50
Ciprofloxacin 0.3%/5ml - 1 Eye drops$ 12.50
Ciprofloxacin RPH 0.3%/5ml - 1 Eye drops$ 14.60
Ciprofloxacin 250mg - 10 Tablets$ 12.50
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg - 10 Tablets$ 8.40
Ciprofloxacin 500mg - 10 Tablets$ 14.60
Ciprofloxacin 250 mg - 10 Tablets$ 7.30
CIPROFLOXACIN Infusion / NA / 100ml units (Albert David)$ 0.28
Ciprofloxacin / Kingdom 500 mg x 1000's
Ciprofloxacin / Fresenius Kabi 2 mg/1 mL x 100 mL
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 250 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 250 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 500 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 250 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 750 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 250 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 750 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 100 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 100 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 750 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 500 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ciprofloxacin 750 mg
Tablets, Extended Release; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 1000 mg
Tablets, Extended Release; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Ciprofloxacin 250 mg Smith Tablet$ 0.04
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Modern Tablet$ 0.05
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Agron Tablet$ 0.10
Ciprofloxacin 100 ml Infusion$ 0.00
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Tablet$ 0.03
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Wings Tablet$ 0.11
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Cadila Tablet$ 0.04
Ciprofloxacin 250 mg Tablet$ 0.02
Ciprofloxacin 250 mg Cadila Pharmaceuticals Tablet$ 0.03
Ciprofloxacin 250 mg Wings Tablet$ 0.05
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Low Cost Tablet$ 0.10
Ciprofloxacin 250 mg Modern Tablet$ 0.03
Ciprofloxacin tablet 250 mg (Sanis Health Inc (Canada))
Ciprofloxacin tablet 750 mg (Sivem Pharmaceuticals Ulc (Canada))
Ciprofloxacin tablet 500 mg (Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company (Canada))
Ciprofloxacin tablet 100 mg (Sivem Pharmaceuticals Ulc (Canada))
Ciprofloxacin tablet, film coated 500 mg/1 (Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (US))
Ciprofloxacin tablet 500 mg/1 (Lake Erie Medical DBA Quality Care Products LLC (US))
Ciprofloxacin tablet, film coated 250 mg/1 (A S Medication Solutions (US))
Ciprofloxacin tablet 250 mg/1 (Unit Dose Services (US))
Ciprofloxacin tablet, film coated 750 mg/1 (Pd Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US))
Ciprofloxacin tablet 750 mg/1 (Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US))
Ciprofloxacin injection, solution, concentrate 200 mg/20mL (Hospira, Inc. (US))
Ciprofloxacin injection, solution 2 mg/mL (Claris Lifesciences Inc. (US))
Ciprofloxacin solution/ drops 3 mg/mL (Bausch & Lomb Incorporated (US))
Ciprofloxacin solution/ drops 3.5 mg/1 (DIRECT RX (US))
Ciprofloxacin solution/ drops 3.5 mg/mL (Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US))
Ciprofloxacin injection, solution, concentrate 10 mg/mL (Pfizer Labs, Division of Pfizer Inc (US))
Ciprofloxacin injection 2 mg/mL (Sandoz Inc (US))
Ciprofloxacin tablet, film coated 100 mg/1 (Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (US))
Ciprofloxacin tablet, coated 500 mg/1 (Testpak Holding Company (US))
Ciprofloxacin injection, solution, concentrate 400 mg/40mL (Hospira, Inc. (US))
Ciprofloxacin injection 10 mg/mL (Rebel Distributors Corp (US))
Ciprofloxacin kit (Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US))

List of Ciprofloxacin substitutes (brand and generic names):

Injectable; Injection; Ciprofloxacin 2 mg / ml
Ciprofloxacin 0.3% Thephaco 0.3 % x 1 Bottle x 10 mL
Ciprofloxacin 0.3% Traphaco 0.3 % x 1 Bottle x 5 mL
Ciprofloxacin 0.3% Traphaco 0.3 % x 1 Bottle x 10 mL
CIPROFLOXACIN 200MG INFUSION 1 bottle / 100 ML infusion each (Jan Aushadhi)$ 0.37
CIPROFLOXACIN 250MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Jan Aushadhi)$ 0.34
CIPROFLOXACIN 500MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Jan Aushadhi)$ 0.63
Ciprofloxacin Ajanta 500 mg x 1 Box
Tablet; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 500 mg

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Ciprofloxacin are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Ciprofloxacin. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

1 consumer reported useful

Was the Ciprofloxacin drug useful in terms of decreasing the symptom or the disease?
According to the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, the below mentioned percentages of users say the drug is useful / not useful to them in decreasing their symptoms/disease. The usefulness of the drug depends on many factors, like severity of the disease, perception of symptom, or disease by the patient, brand name used [matters only to a certain extent], other associated conditions of the patient. If the drug is not effective or useful in your case, you need to meet the doctor to get re-evaluated about your symptoms/disease, and he will prescribe an alternative drug.
Users%
Useful1
100.0%


1 consumer reported price estimates

Was the price you paid to purchase the drug reasonable? Did you feel it was expensive?
The below mentioned numbers have been reported by ndrugs.com website users about whether the Ciprofloxacin drug is expensive or inexpensive. There is a mixed opinion among users. The rating about the cost of the drug depends on factors like which brand drug the patient purchased, how effective it was for the price paid, the country or place the drug is marketed, and the economic condition of the patient. The users who feel the drug is expensive can look for an alternative brand drug or a generic drug to save the cost.
Users%
Expensive1
100.0%


1 consumer reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Ciprofloxacin before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes 3 days and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Ciprofloxacin. To get the time effectiveness of using Ciprofloxacin drug by other patients, please click here.
Users%
3 days1
100.0%


3 consumers reported age

Users%
16-292
66.7%
> 601
33.3%


Consumer reviews

Elias08 May 2015 09:45
its hard to find. have been to so many chemists all in vain


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