Summary Description and Clinical Pharmacology Indications and Dosage Warnings and Precautions Side Effects and Adverse Reactions Drug Interactions, Overdosage, Contraindications, Other Rx Info Active Ingredients CIPRO I. is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions and patient populations listed below when the intravenous administration offers a route of administration advantageous to the patient. Please see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION for specific recommendations. Urinary Tract Infections caused by Escherichia coli (including cases with secondary bacteremia), Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia marcescens, Proteus mirabilis, Providencia rettgeri, Morganella morganii, Citrobacter diversus, Citrobacter freundii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, or Enterococcus faecalis. Lower Respiratory Infections caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, or Streptococcus pneumoniae. Also, Moraxella catarrhalis for the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. NOTE: Although effective in clinical trials, ciprofloxacin is not a drug of first choice in the treatment of presumed or confirmed pneumonia secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae. Nosocomial Pneumonia caused by Haemophilus influenzae or Klebsiella pneumoniae. Cipro IV is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. Cipro IV oral liquid and tablets are also used to treat anthrax infection after inhalational exposure. Cipro IV may mask or delay the symptoms of syphilis. Cipro IV extended-release tablets are only used to treat urinary tract infections, including acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis. Proquin® XR tablets are only used to treat uncomplicated or simple urinary tract infections (acute cystitis). Cipro IV belongs to the class of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, Cipro IV will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
Lower Respiratory Tract Infections. Mild/moderate 500 mg PO q12hr or 400 mg IV q12hr for 7-14 days. Severe/complicated 750 mg PO q12hr or 400 mg IV q8hr. Mg/kg body weight three times a day with a maximum of 400 mg per dose. 10 to 14 days. Ciprofloxacin should be administered by intravenous infusion.