Active ingredients: ciprofloxacin
What it is used for
Ciprofloxacin is indicated for treatment of infections caused by susceptible organisms in the conditions listed below: Urinary tract infections; Gonorrhoeal urethritis and cervicitis; Gastroenteritis; Bronchial infections; Skin and skin structure infections; Bone and joint infections; Chronic bacterial prostatitis of mild or moderate severity. Inhalational anthrax (post-exposure): To reduce the incidence or progression of disease following exposure to aerosolised 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: 1. Typhoid and paratyphoid infections and infections due to multi-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are excluded from the above due to insufficient data. 2. 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. 3. Chronic bacterial prostatitis should be demonstrated by microbiological evidence localising infection to the prostate. 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: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to creamish white, capsule-shaped, film-coated tablets with "CPR 500" embossed and a break line on one side and "BL" embossed on the other side.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.