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Ciprofloxacin: Oral tablet, extended release

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Ciprofloxacin 500mg ER Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M 1743 
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Ciprofloxacin 1000mg ER Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M 1745 
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Ciprofloxacin 1000mg ER Tab
Par Pharmaceuticals, formerly Anchen Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ANCHEN 108 
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Ciprofloxacin 500mg ER Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  422
How This Drug Works
Quinolones
Quinolones are antibiotics that treat a variety of bacterial infections by blocking enzymes so bacteria cannot multiply and cause an infection.
Infections occur when large amounts of bacteria sneak past the body&#39;s natural defenses and multiply. Quinolones are antibiotics that treat a variety of bacterial infections. <br><br>When an infection occurs within the body, bacteria multiply quickly and release chemicals that build up and lead to illness and, in severe cases, death .All of the genetic material that drives the bacteria to multiply is contained in the bacteria&#39;s nucleus. <br><br>Quinolones easily enter bacteria cells through small holes allowing them to access the nucleus. Two specific enzymes are needed by bacteria to copy its DNA and create more bacteria. Quinolones block both types of enzymes so the bacteria&#39;s DNA cannot be copied. If bacteria cannot be copied, they cannot multiply and cause an infection.
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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.


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Class Name : Ophthalmological Anti-infectives

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Ciprofloxacin: Oral tablet, extended release
Usage by Gender
73.32%
26.68%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
6.11%
23.12%
32.17%
38.59%
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