Available in the form of an oral liquid suspension, an intravenous (IV) solution, or tablets, Cipro® (ciprofloxacin) can help fight a wide variety of bacterial infections. In general, this prescription antibiotic is taken twice a day, with about 12 hours between doses.
The form of Cipro and the amount of your dosage will depend on several factors, such as the type and severity of your infection, your age, and other medications you are taking. If your healthcare provider prescribes Cipro tablets, there are three strengths available (250 mg, 500 mg, and 750 mg). Make sure to swallow the tablets whole; do not crush, cut, or chew them.
(To learn more about taking these tablets, click Cipro. This article takes an in-depth look at how the drug works, dosing tips, potential side effects, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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