Ciprofloxacin

C. diff Risk

High

Oral Bioavailability

Excellent

Approximate Cost

$2-3/day (Oral)

General Information

First Line Indications

Appropriate use includes treatment of serious gram-negative infections when other antimicrobials are unsuitable due to resistance profile.

Oral bioavailability is 80-90% and oral route should be used if there is a functioning gastrointestinal tract.

Oral Liquids

Concentration: 100 mg/mL

Taste: Metallic taste

Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor be available on the CHEO Formulary

Tablet/Capsule Strengths

  • 250 mg

  • 500 mg

  • 750 mg

Tablets or capsules are preferred especially over an unpleasant tasting oral liquid.

Not all strengths of oral tablets/capsules are listed and they are not all available on the CHEO Formulary.