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Cipro 5% Suspension
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Cipro 5% Suspension

What is this Medicine?

CIPROFLOXACIN (sip roe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Cipro: Powder for oral suspension(250mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Cipro 5% Powder for Suspension

NDC: 504190777
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Pneumonia, Anthrax Prophylaxis, Typhoid Fever, Anthrax, Urethritis, Intraabdominal Infections, Bone And Joint Infections, Campylobacteriosis, Infectious Arthritis, Osteomyelitis, Diabetic Foot Ulcer, Bronchitis, Cervicitis, Gonorrhea, Cellulitis, Skin And Skin Structure Infections, Sinusitis, Shigellosis, Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Community-acquired Pneumonia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Isosporiasis, Meningococcal Infection Prophylaxis, Peritonitis, Cholera, Chancroid, Cystic Fibrosis, Salmonellosis, Dental Infection, Dentoalveolar Infection, Infectious Diarrhea, Brucellosis, Prostatitis, Gastroenteritis, Periodontitis, Granuloma Inguinale, Melioidosis, Legionnaire's Disease, Traveler's Diarrhea, Traveler's Diarrhea Prophylaxis, Tularemia Prophylaxis, Tularemia, Plague, Plague Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store unreconstituted product at or below 77 degrees F
Protect from freezing
Reconstituted product may be stored below 86 degrees F for 14 days
Cipro 5% Powder for Suspension

Reported Side Effects for Cipro 5% Powder for Suspension

Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Blistery Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Double Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rash Of Red Skin Bumps Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Deafness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Coughing Up Blood Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inceased Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Psychosis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Retinal Detachment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Incoordination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
<13.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Red Spotted Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bruises Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Not Breathing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Restlessness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Darkened Skin Patches Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vesicular Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Phobia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anosmia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hiccups Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Urination Incidence:
<1.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Irritability Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Laryngeal Edema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Tiredness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nightmares Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Sores Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Paranoia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Erythema Multiforme Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
<2.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
<3.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Painful Bloody Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Bowel Obstruction Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Severe Allergy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<13.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Yeast Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<4.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Retaining Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<3.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
No White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Cholestasis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mania Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Around The Lungs Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid In Lungs Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Pancytopenia Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
0.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilia Incidence:
>0.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Kidney Function Incidence:
0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
1.0-2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-1.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-4.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Superinfection Incidence:
1.8-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bone Pain Incidence:
9.3-13.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
9.3-13.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Cipro 5% Powder for Suspension

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Calcium-containing foods and Cipro 5% Powder for Suspension(Ciprofloxacin)
Calcium-containing foods and Ciprofloxacin(Ciprofloxacin)
Foods high in calcium may decrease the actions of Ciprofloxacin tablets or suspension taken by mouth. Dairy products or calcium-fortified juices may decrease the effectiveness of these antibiotics, which can reduce the drug's ability to cure your infection.It is best to avoid taking Ciprofloxacin with dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, or calcium-fortified juices alone. However, you can take Ciprofloxacin with a meal that contains such products.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Enteral Feedings and Cipro 5% Powder for Suspension(Ciprofloxacin)
Enteral Feedings and Ciprofloxacin(Ciprofloxacin)
Enteral feedings, such as Ensure or Sustacal, may decrease the actions of Ciprofloxacin, by decreasing its absorption from the stomach. Ciprofloxacin should be taken 2 hours before or 6 hours after any enteral feedings to limit an interaction. Let your health care provider know you are using Enteral Feedings. Contact your health care provider if your condition being treated by Ciprofloxacin does not improve.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Cipro 5% Powder for Suspension(Ciprofloxacin)
Foods High in Iron and Ciprofloxacin(Ciprofloxacin)
Foods high in iron may decrease the actions of ciprofloxacin tablets or suspension taken by mouth. Foods high in iron may decrease the effectiveness of these antibiotics, which can reduce the drug's ability to cure your infection. It is best to avoid taking ciprofloxacin with dietary products containing a high amount of iron alone. However, you can take Ciprofloxacin with a meal that contains some foods with iron.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Cipro 5% Powder for Suspension(Ciprofloxacin)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Ciprofloxacin(Ciprofloxacin)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Ciprofloxacin. Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. You may need to limit your Caffeine intake. Common foods and beverages containing caffeine include coffee, teas, colas and chocolate. Many non-prescription drugs and diet aids may also contain caffeine.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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