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How should Ciprofloxacin be taken?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: I know Cipro can be given 400mg IV every 8 hours, does that mean Cipro 500mg can be given by mouth every 8 hours?
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It depends by the infection you want to treat.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

Usually Ciprofloxacin is prescribed 500 mg orally every 12 hours and 400 mg IV every 12 hours but these depend on the localization and severity of infection.

If you would like to describe your symptoms and medical history ,I would be able to help you more.

Let me know if you have any additional question or doubt to clarify,I will be happy to assist you further.

Regards!
Dr.Rovena Murati
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rovena Murati (1 hour later)
Thank you for your reply! I am a pharmacist and just wanted to know if Cipro 500mg is used 1 po q8h in certain situations or should it be avoided and Cipro 750mg be given 1 po q12h instead?
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
500-750 mg twice a day.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

Ciprofloxacin usually it is used 500-750 mg twice daily (every 12 hours).

For most of infections it is prescribed 500 mg twice a day and for severe or deep seated infections the dose is increased to 750 mg twice a day.

Usually it is not given three times a day (every 8 hours).

So it depends on the type ,localization and severity of the infection.

Hope it helps.

Regards!

Dr.Rovena Murati
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How should Ciprofloxacin be taken?

Brief Answer: It depends by the infection you want to treat. Detailed Answer: Hello! I read carefully your query and understand your concern. Usually Ciprofloxacin is prescribed 500 mg orally every 12 hours and 400 mg IV every 12 hours but these depend on the localization and severity of infection. If you would like to describe your symptoms and medical history ,I would be able to help you more. Let me know if you have any additional question or doubt to clarify,I will be happy to assist you further. Regards! Dr.Rovena Murati