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What is ciprofloxacin for?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

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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.

Answered 5/1/2018

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Dr. Harold Tsai answered

Specializes in Urology

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

Answered 8/10/2014

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Dr. Thomas Knecht answered

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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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