Active Ingredients: Ciprofloxacin
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If you have any questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. How does Cipro work? Cipro is an antibiotic in the class of fluoroquinolones. This type of antibiotic is bactericidal.
This means that it directly kills bacteria. It does this by blocking enzymes that are needed for bacteria survival.
Cipro is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. This means it works against many different types of bacteria. However, many bacteria have grown to be resistant to Cipro.
Resistant bacteria can no longer be treated with a certain drug. How long does it take to work? Cipro begins to work against bacterial infections within hours of when you take it. The Cipro dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors.