Active Ingredient: The main active component in this medicine is Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride, which is the hydrochloride salt form of ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone related to nalidixic acid with antibacterial activity. This component exerts its bactericidal effect by interfering with the bacterial DNA gyrase, thereby inhibiting the DNA synthesis and preventing bacterial cell growth.
Indications: This medication is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Cipro belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It should not be used to treat viral infection like common cold, flu. Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
Action Mechanism: This given antibiotic works by stopping the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their genetic material. The FDA approved ciprofloxacin in October 1987.
Dosages: This antibiotic medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 250 mg: Take this medication with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually twice a day in the morning and evening
- 500 mg: It is to be consumed once or twice a day as prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medicine shall be taken at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after eating calcium-rich foods.