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Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) - Overview

Ciprofloxacin, marketed under the brand name Cipro, is an antibiotic medication used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Push Health connects people who might need a ciprofloxacin prescription with licensed doctors and medical providers who can prescribe Cipro if it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) - Use and Bioavailability

Ciprofloxacin is a type of antibiotic that belongs to a class of medications known as fluoroquinolones. Cipro is indicated for use in adults with various types of infections, including urinary tract infections, sinus infections, skin infections, bone and joint infections, diarrhea, typhoid fever, and lower respiratory tract infection that have susceptible bacteria. Ciprofloxacin tablets consist of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride which is found as a faintly yellowish to light yellow crystalline substance. Ciprofloxacin is available in 250 mg and 500 mg yellowish, film-coated tablets and 5% and 10% oral suspensions. When given as an oral tablet, the absolute bioavailability of ciprofloxacin is 70% and maximum serum concentrations occur 1 to 2 hours after oral dosing. The bioavailability of ciprofloxacin after oral administration might be affected by use of antacids, polymeric phosphate binders, sucralfate, and dairy products. The serum elimination half-life of ciprofloxacin is roughly four hours in people with normal renal function. In people with impaired kidney function, ciprofloxacin's half life is slightly prolonged. Cipro is similar to the fluoroquinolone antibiotics levofloxacin, moxifloxacin and ofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is combined with dexamethasone in the ear medication Ciprodex.

Ciprofloxacin - Medication Cost

Ciprofloxacin is considered affordable as it is available at most pharmacies for less that fifty cents per pill. Depending on one's insurance, ciprofloxacin's costs may be fully covered. Ciprofloxacin requires a prescription from a medical provider and is not available over-the-counter (OTC). Ciprofloxacin coupons are sometimes made available to help reduce the cost of the medication.

Can One Buy Cipro Online?

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is a prescription medication. As a result, in the US, one cannot simply buy ciprofloxacin online legitimately without going through the prescription process. Push Health can help people in need of a Cipro prescription get connected to a medical provider who has the capability of prescribing ciprofloxacin if appropriate.

Ciprofloxacin - Side Effects

As might be expected, both ciprofloxacin (Cipro) can cause side effects. The most common adverse reactions associated with ciprofloxacin use include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, rash and abnormal liver function tests. Serious side effects of Cipro use include tendinitis, tendon rupture, peripheral neuropathy, central nervous system effects, exacerbation of myasthenia gravis, hepatotoxicity and QT prolongation. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) should not be used by people with hypersensitivity or an allergy to ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin and alcohol should not be used together. Ciprofloxacin should not be administered concomitantly with tizanidine. Side effects concerning ciprofloxacin use should be directed to one's pharmacist and medical provider.

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Last updated March 26, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.