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Active ingredients: ciprofloxacin
What it is used for
1. Ciprofloxacin IV is indicated for the use in hospitalised adult patients in whom oral ciprofloxacin is indicated but cannot be administered or where the oral form is in appropriate. 2. For the treatment of serious or life-threatening infections due to sensitive organisms involving the following organ systems: Lower respiratory tract infections (Gram-negative organisms) Skin and skin structure Septicaemia Bone and joint Urinary tract 3. Inhalational anthrax (post exposure): To reduce the incidence or progression of disease following exposure to aerosolized Bacillus anthracis. Ciprofloxacin serum concentrations achieved in humans serve as a surrogate endpoint reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit and provide the basis for this indication. Note: Because Gram-positive organisms are generally less sensitive to ciprofloxacin, it may not be the drug of choice in cases with Gram-positive infections, such as pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae. If anaerobic organisms are suspected of contributing to the infection, use of other suitable drugs should be considered. Strains of Neisseria gonorrhoea resistant to ciprofloxacin have been reported in Australia. Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment in order to determine organism susceptibility to ciprofloxacin and after treatment as warranted by the clinical condition. Therapy with Ciprofloxacin may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once results become available, appropriate therapy should be continued. Ciprofloxacin is suitable to treat mixed infections caused by susceptible strains of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive aerobic bacteria. If anaerobic organisms are suspected as accompanying aetiologic agents, additional therapy should be considered.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 42 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, colourless to slightly yellowish solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ciprofloxacin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems