ciprofloxacin, Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR

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GENERIC NAME: ciprofloxacin

BRAND NAME: Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR (discontinued brand)

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics which includes levofloxacin (Levaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), gatifloxacin (Tequin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trovafloxacin (Trovan) and others. Ciprofloxacin stops the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA). The FDA approved ciprofloxacin in October 1987.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/12/2014

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