Cipro (generic name: ciprofloxacin; brand names include: Ciloxan / Ciplox / Cifran / Ciproxin / Proquin) is available in more than 100 countries and has been approved for the treatment of 14 types of infections, especially urinary tract infections (UTIs) such as acute uncomplicated cystitis, pyelonephritis, and chronic bacterial prostatitis.
Cipro is also used for treating pneumonia; gonorrhea; infectious diarrhea; typhoid fever; anthrax; and bone, joint, and skin infections.
Cipro's 19 year history includes:
extensively studied and documented in over 37,000 publications;
more than 100,000 patients enrolled in double blind trials around the world;
prescribed for more than 340 million patients worldwide;
extensive and unprecedented safety profile.
Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine.
Do not chew before swallowing. This medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. Drink a full glass of water with each dose. Make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids every day while you are taking Cipro.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this medicine at the same time each day. To clear up your infection completely, continue taking this medicine for the full course of treatment even if you begin to feel better in a few days.
Do not miss any doses. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take 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 take 2 doses at once.
Do not take this medicine if you have had a severe allergic reaction to this medicine or another fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Caution is advised when using this medicine in children. Contact your doctor for more information. Caution is advised when using this medicine in the elderly, especially if they are also taking corticosteroid medicines such as prednisone.
If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy.
Active ingredient: ciprofloxacin.