What Is Ciprofloxacin?

If you have a bacterial infection, your healthcare provider may prescribe ciprofloxacin. But what is this drug and how does it work?
Ciprofloxacin belongs to a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short. It is available in several strengths and forms, including tablets, extended-release tablets, an oral liquid suspension, an intravenous (IV) solution, eye drops, and ear drops.
As an antibiotic, ciprofloxacin works by killing certain bacteria that cause infections. It does this by interfering with two bacterial enzymes that are needed for bacteria to multiply.
Some of the bacterial infections ciprofloxacin is approved to treat include:
(Click Ciprofloxacin for a complete overview of what this medicine is prescribed for, including a detailed description of how this antibiotic works, potential side effects, and dosing tips for when and how to safely and effectively take it.)
Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.