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What is ciprofloxacin for?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: …is one of the fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics; it is used to treat a variety of infections (uti's, prostatitis, acute bronchitis flares, etc) and to prevent others (traveler's diarrhea, anthrax). Cautions: not for first-line use in under 17 due to effects on cartilage/bone growth; may weaken inflamed tendons; can cause phototoxic reactions.
Dr. Harold Tsai
Urology 30 years experience
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): This is an antibiotic from the family of drugs knows as fluroquinolones. They are common in the treatment of urinary tract infections but can be used for upper respiratory infections also
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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An antibiotic: Hi. Ciprofloxacin is an antibacterial antibiotic that blocks the bacterial ability to replicate DNA, so the cells can't divide and reproduce. It gets a lot of gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Most common use is for urinary tract infections.

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How toxic is ciprofloxacin?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): All medications have the possibility of causing certain reactions. Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) as long as it's taken properly, isn't a dangerous medication.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there penicillin in ciprofloxacin?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: Ciprofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic, totally unrelated to the penicillins.

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