Its empirical formula is C17H18FN3O3 and MW is 331.3. The chemical structure is: Ciprofloxacin inhibits the enzyme bacterial DNA gyrase and prevents replication of bacterial DNA during bacterial growth and reproduction. Ciprofloxacin is well absorbed after oral administration. Blood concentrations of intravenously administered drug are similar to those of orally administered drug. Ciprofloxacin is active against many gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria. Ciprofloxacin has rapidly bactericidal activity and high potency. Protective intestinal streptococci and anaerobes are spared. Dose modification is needed in patients of renal impairment. Caution in paediatric, geriatric, pregnant and nursing patients. 1Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands2Inspectorate of Health Care, PO Box 2518, 6401 DA Heerlen, The Netherlands6Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands were collected from participants in the Rotterdam Study, a prospective cohort study in an elderly population, and analysed for susceptibility to ciprofloxacin. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to investigate several possible risk factors for resistance. Multivariate analysis showed that higher age (OR 1.03; 95% CI 1.00–1.05) and use of two (OR 5.89; 95% CI 3.45–10.03) and three or more (OR 3.38; 95% CI 1.92–5.97) prescriptions of fluoroquinolones were associated with ciprofloxacin resistance, while no association between fluoroquinolone use more than 1 year before culture and ciprofloxacin resistance could be demonstrated. Furthermore, a high intake of pork (OR 3.68; 95% CI 1.36–9.99) and chicken (OR 2.72; 95% CI 1.08–6.85) and concomitant prescription of calcium supplements (OR 2.51; 95% CI 1.20–5.22) and proton pump inhibitors (OR 2.04; 95% CI 1.18–3.51) were associated with ciprofloxacin resistance. Ciprofloxacin resistance in community-acquired UTI was associated with a high intake of pork and chicken and with concomitant prescription of calcium supplements and proton pump inhibitors. Modification of antibiotic use in animals as well as temporarily stopping the prescription of concomitant calcium and proton pump inhibitors need further evaluation as strategies to prevent ciprofloxacin resistance. With the increasing use of fluoroquinolones, selection of ciprofloxacin-resistant uropathogens has become widespread worldwide, ranging from 2% to 69% for uncomplicated and up to 98% for complicated UTIs. This also involves dose adjustment to obtain proper drug levels, since low levels of ciprofloxacin will influence the mutant selection window, resulting in faster selection of resistant subpopulations.
Ciprofloxacin is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. To view the entire topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription. Official website of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX), HIV, Diabetes, and Psychiatry Guides, powered by Unbound Medicine. Johns Hopkins Guide App for i OS, i Phone, i Pad, and Android included. Explore these free sample topics: Avdic, Edina, and Paul A Pham. "Ciprofloxacin." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Available from: https:// TY - ELEC T1 - Ciprofloxacin ID - 540128 A1 - Avdic, Edina, Pharm. Ciprofloxacin are indicated for the treatment of the following infections (see sections 4.4 and 5.1). Special attention should be paid to available information on resistance to ciprofloxacin before commencing therapy. The dosage is determined by the indication, the severity and the site of the infection, the susceptibility to ciprofloxacin of the causative organism(s), the renal function of the patient and, in children and adolescents the body weight. Treatment of infections due to certain bacteria (e.g. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter or Staphylococci) may require higher ciprofloxacin doses and co-administration with other appropriate antibacterial agents. pelvic inflammatory disease, intra-abdominal infections, infections in neutropenic patients and infections of bones and joints) may require co-administration with other appropriate antibacterial agents depending on the pathogens involved. Inhalation anthrax post-exposure prophylaxis and curative treatment for persons able to receive treatment by oral route when clinically appropriate. If taken on an empty stomach, the active substance is absorbed more rapidly. Drug administration should begin as soon as possible after suspected or confirmed exposure. Ciprofloxacin tablets should not be taken with dairy products (e.g.
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a brand-name prescription antibiotic medication. Cipro belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. Cipro is effective for treating infections caused by many different types of bacteria. These include bacteria that cause infections in the urinary tract, abdomen, skin, prostate, and bone, as well as other types of infections. Cipro comes in several forms: Cipro can cause mild or serious side effects. The following list contains some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Cipro. This list does not include all possible side effects. For more information on the possible side effects of Cipro, or tips on how to deal with a troubling side effect, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Ciprofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial carboxyfluoroquinoline. The bactericidal action of ciprofloxacin results from inhibition of the enzymes topoisomerase II (DNA gyrase) and topoisomerase IV, which are required for bacterial DNA replication, transcription, repair, strand supercoiling repair, and recombination.
Treatment of infections due to certain bacteria e.g. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter or Staphylococci may require higher ciprofloxacin doses and. Ciprofloxacin for bacterial infection This leaflet is about the use of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin for the treatment of bacterial infections.