Common Uses for Ciprofloxacin
Available by prescription only, ciprofloxacin is a medicine used for the treatment of various bacterial infections. Some of the common uses for ciprofloxacin oral or injectable forms include the treatment of:
- Kidney infections
- Sinus infections
- Typhoid fever
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly called "bladder infections."
Ciprofloxacin ear drops are approved to treat bacterial infections of the outer ear or ear canal, known medically as acute otitis externa or "swimmer's ear." Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (eye) ointment is approved to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly called "pink eye"), as well as bacterial conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.
(Click What Is Ciprofloxacin Used For? to learn more about other common uses for ciprofloxacin, including possible off-label indications and information on whether this antibiotic is safe for children or the elderly.)