Ciprofloxacin (sip-roe-floks-uh-sin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat many different kinds of infections. Ciprofloxacin can be given by mouth, as an eye drop, or in the vein (IV). Give it at regular times to keep a steady level in the bloodstream. Give the medicine for the prescribed amount of time; even if your child feels better, to be sure all the infection is gone. Your child should be awake and alert when taking any medicine. Follow the checked instructions below: ___ If using the liquid form, shake well right before using. Draw up the correct amount in the medicine dropper or oral syringe. Ciprofloxacin may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon (the fiber that connects bones to muscles in the body), especially in the Achilles' tendon of the heel. This effect may be more likely to occur if you are over 60, if you use steroid medication, or if you have had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant. Call your doctor at once if you have sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, or movement problems in any of your joints. Rest the joint until you receive medical care or instructions. Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin is also used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax or certain types of plague.
Six hundred and thirty four adolescents and children aged three days to 17 years treated with ciprofloxacin on a compassionate basis were analysed for drug. Oct 31, 2016. Concerns for safety have limited fluoroquinolone use in children. for systemic use of ciprofloxacin in children are inhalation anthrax, plague.