ciprofloxacin

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cip·ro·flox·a·cin

 (sĭp′rō-flŏk′sə-sĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic analog of fluoroquinolone that is administered orally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.

[Alteration of cy(clo)- + pro(pyl) + -floxacin, fluoroquinolone suff. (fl(uoro)- + alteration of oxy- + probably cin(namic acid)).]

ciprofloxacin

(ˌsɪprəʊˈflɒksəsɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a broad-spectrum antibiotic used against Gram-negative bacteria. It is effective against anthrax
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Noun1.ciprofloxacin - an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
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ciprofloxacin

n ciprofloxacino, ciprofloxacina
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As a result, the recent decline in UTI market value is expected to continue over the next 2-3 years, as physicians switch to generic ciprofloxacin, despite the availability of once-daily Cipro XR.
filed a new drug application for Cipro XR with the Food and Drug Administration in March 2002.
According to Depomed's own dissolution studies, CIPRO(R) and generic equivalents release their entire dosage within approximately 30 minutes and even once-daily CIPRO XR releases its dosage within approximately two hours, while Proquin XR is designed to gradually release the drug over six hours.
Schlitz also played a leadership role in strategic marketing initiatives to support Avelox, Cipro XR, and Levitra.
But a new study shows that 38 percent of female patients who took Cipro XR for uncomplicated UTIs reported initial signs of symptom relief in just three hours.
The Excellence in Therapeutic Response and Activity (eXtRa) study found that 38 percent of patients reported initial relief of UTI symptoms within three hours of taking Cipro XR, and half of the patients reported significant symptom improvement within six hours.
The FDA also approved a 1000mg dose of Cipro XR for the treatment of complicated UTIs in adults in August 2003.
Cipro XR is specifically formulated to be taken just once daily to kill certain bacteria causing urinary tract infections.
A recent study that evaluated a new investigational once-daily formulation of ciprofloxacin, called Cipro XR, found that it was comparable in safety and efficacy to the conventional twice-daily dose of ciprofloxacin for the treatment of uncomplicated UTIs.
The study, which evaluated 1000mg Cipro XR taken once-daily and 500mg conventional Cipro taken twice daily for 7-14 days, demonstrated clinical cure in 97 percent of Cipro XR patients compared with 94 percent of patients receiving conventional Cipro.