Ciprofloxacin, also known as Cipro, is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to a category of drugs called quinolone antibiotics which includes antibiotics like Floxin, Tequin, Trovan, etc. It prevents bacterial growth via multiplication by inhibiting their reproduction and altering their genetic material.
It is available in different forms including infusion solutions, tablets, and oral solutions in different doses. It should not be used to treat viral infections, and unnecessary use of the drug could lead to ineffectiveness in future.