Antibiotics Are Man's Greatest Invention
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:
Doctors and other medical healthcare professionals prescribe Cipro and Cipro XR to treat bacterial infections, for example:
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: