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Ciprofloxacin HCL

What is Cipro? How does it work (mechinism of action)?

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. It stops the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA). The FDA approved ciprofloxacin in October 1987.

Ciprofloxacin belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. Examples of other antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone class includes:

What are the uses for Cipro?

Doctors and other medical healthcare professionals prescribe Cipro and Cipro XR to treat bacterial infections, for example:

What infections should not be treated with Cipro?

Because of serious side effects associated with fluoroquinolones they should not be used for treating certain infections unless there are no other alternatives, and include:

Uncomplicated UTI