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Brand name: Ciprofloxacin (Sandoz)

Ciprofloxacin (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ciprofloxacin. On this page you will find out more about Ciprofloxacin (Sandoz), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ciprofloxacin

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Ciprofloxacin (Sandoz) 200 mg/100 mL intravenous infusion injection, 5 x 100 mL vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is 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 inappropriate. 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 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 isolate and identify organisms causing infection and to determine their susceptibility to ciprofloxacin. 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A clear colourless to slightly yellow solution
Dosage Form Injection, intravenous infusion
Route of administration Intravenous Infusion
Medicine schedule
1 x 100 mL Vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 x 100 mL Vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 x 100 mL Vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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