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Many different bacterial infections can be treated with ciprofloxacin. The drug works by interfering with certain bacterial enzymes, which prevents bacteria from multiplying. Ciprofloxacin comes in a wide variety of forms and strengths. Your dosage will depend on several factors, such as the particular product used, the type and severity of your infection, and other medications you are taking. Side effects may include nausea, headaches, and diarrhea.
What Is Ciprofloxacin?
- A regular tablet
- An extended-release tablet
- An intravenous (IV) solution
- An oral liquid suspension
- An eye and ear drop
- An eye ointment.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, ciprofloxacin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Ear pain and itching when using the ear drops
- Eye redness, discomfort, or burning when using the eye products.