Can Ciprofloxacin Tablets Be Crushed?

If your healthcare provider prescribes ciprofloxacin to treat a bacterial infection, you may be wondering if the tablets can be crushed. Ciprofloxacin tablets should be swallowed whole. It is important to not crush, cut, or chew them. If you have difficulty swallowing the tablets, talk to your healthcare provider about other possible forms of this medication.
For ciprofloxacin to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is also important to not miss a dose or stop taking this medication earlier than your healthcare provider recommends, even if you are feeling better. Stopping treatment too soon may cause your infection to return or may lead to bacterial resistance.
(To learn more about taking this medication, click Ciprofloxacin. This article takes an in-depth look at how the drug works, dosing tips, potential side effects, and more.)
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