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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride

[ Generic Medicines for Bacterial Infections Treatment ]

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat mild-to-moderate urinary and respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible organisms. It is the anhydrous form of the monohydrochloride salt of ciprofloxacin. It plays the role of an EC inhibitor, an antibacterial drug, a topoisomerase IV inhibitor, and an antiinfective agent. It is the hydrochloride salt form of ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone related to nalidixic acid with antibacterial activity. This component exerts its bactericidal effect by obstructing the bacterial DNA gyrase so as to inhibit the DNA synthesis and to prevent bacterial cell growth.

Class of Drugs – Fluoroquinolone antibiotics

Molecular Formula – C17H19ClFN3O3

Molecular Weight - 367.8 g/mol

Working: The antibiotic medicine Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride is approved to treat bacterial infections. It restricts the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and multiplication of their genetic material (DNA). It belongs to a group of drugs known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

Uses: This fluoroquinolone antibiotic is indicated for the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. It belongs to a class of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. This active antibiotic medicine woke by restricting the growth of infectious bacteria.  It treats only bacterial infections, not viral infections. It is not recommended to treat common cold or flu.

Popular Brands and Dosages: The effective antibiotic Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride is in different medicines as mentioned below:

  • Cipro: 250 mg and 500 mg
  • Cipro XR: 250 mg and 500 mg
  • Cipro Cystitis Pack: 250 mg and 500 mg
  • Cipro: 250 mg and 500 mg

This antibiotic should be taken once a day after a meal as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor.