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If you have a bacterial infection, your healthcare provider may recommend Cipro® (ciprofloxacin). This prescription medication comes in several strengths and is available in the form of tablets, an oral liquid suspension, and an intravenous (IV) solution.
 
Before determining a specific dosing amount of Cipro, your healthcare provider will consider several factors. Some of these factors include the type and severity of the infection being treated, your age, and other medications you are taking.
 
Cipro is typically taken twice a day, with about 12 hours between doses. Make sure to finish the entire course of this medicine. Stopping it too early may cause your infection to return, or lead to antibiotic resistance.
 
(For more information, click Cipro Dosage. This eMedTV article provides specific dosing guidelines for Cipro, as well as several important tips for taking this antibiotic safely and effectively.)
 
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