Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm Uses

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What is Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm?

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm ear suspension is used to treat bilateral otitis media with effusion (middle ear infection with thick or sticky fluid behind the eardrum) in children undergoing surgical placement of tubes in the ears. Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm belongs to the class of medicines known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth.

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm is to be given by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm 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.

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XR is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible isolates of the designated microorganisms in the conditions and patient populations listed below.

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections (Acute Cystitis)

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XR is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Enterococcus faecalis, or Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

Complicated Urinary Tract Infections, and Acute Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XR is indicated for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus faecalis, Proteus mirabilis, or Pseudomonas aeruginosa and acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis (AUP) caused by Escherichia coli.

Limitations of Use

The safety and efficacy of Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XR in treating infections other than urinary tract infections has not been demonstrated.
Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XR is not indicated for pediatric patients.


To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XR and other antibacterial drugs, CiproXR should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by 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.

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-Uropharm. Therapy with Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XR may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once results become available appropriate therapy should be continued. 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-Uropharm?

Use Cetraxal exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take by mouth. Cetraxal is for use only in the ears.

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm should be used 2 times daily for 7 days, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Your doses should be spaced at least 12 hours apart.

Wash your hands before using the ear drops.

To use the Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm:

  • Warm the container by holding it in your hands for at least 1 minute. Using Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm that are cold may cause dizziness when you place the medicine into your ear.

  • Lie down or tilt your head with your ear facing upward. Open the ear canal by gently pulling your ear back, or pulling downward on the earlobe when giving Cetraxal to a child.

  • Hold the dropper upside down over your ear. Squeeze the bottle until all of the medicine drops into the ear.

  • Stay lying down or with your ear facing upward for at least 1 minute to allow the medicine to reach the back of your ear canal.

  • If you are treating both ears, repeat these steps using a second bottle of ear drops.

Each bottle of Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm contains enough medicine for only one ear. If you are treating both ears, use a separate bottle for each ear. You will receive a supply of 14 bottles for the full 7-day treatment of both ears. Throw away a container after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it.

Use Cetraxal for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

Store the medicine at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep each Cetraxal single-use ear drop container in the foil pouch until you are ready to give a dose.

For the first few days after ear tube surgery, your child may have some drainage from the ear(s). Call your doctor if the child has a fever, ear pain, or drainage that lasts longer than a few days.

Uses of Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm 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.

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm 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-Uropharm description

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm is a drug used to treat bacterial infections. It is a second generation fluoroquinolone antibacterial. It kills bacteria by interfering with the enzymes that cause DNA to rewind after being copied, which stops DNA and protein synthesis.

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm is marketed worldwide with over three hundred different brand names. In the United States, Canada and the UK, it is marketed as Ciloxan, Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm, Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XR, Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm XL Ciproxin and, most recently, Proquin. In Mexico it is available over the counter and marketed under the names Ciproflox or Ciprofloxacino. In Ecuador it is available and marketed under the name Cidrax. In Nigeria it is sold as Ciprotab while in Bangladesh it is marketed as Tablets and Microcapsules for Suspension by numerous companies, one of which is by Edruc Limited as Cipron. Additionally, Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm is available as a generic drug under a variety of different brand names and is also available for limited use in veterinary medicine.

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm was first patented in 1983 by Bayer A.G. and subsequently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987.Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm has 12 F.D.A.-approved human uses and other veterinary uses, but it is often used for non-approved uses (off-label).

Ciprofloxacin-Uropharm interacts with other drugs, herbal and natural supplements, and thyroid medications.


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