Monday, September 26, 2011


  • Ciprofloxacin (INN) is a synthetic chemotherapeutic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class.
  • It is a second-generation fluoroquinolone antibacterial.
  • It kills bacteria by interfering with the enzymes that cause DNA to rewind after being copied, which stops synthesis of DNA and of protein.
  • Ciprofloxacin is marketed worldwide with over three hundred different brand names.
  • In the United States, Canada, and the UK, it is marketed as Baycip, Ciloxan, Ciflox, Cipro, Cipro XR, Cipro XL, Ciproxin, Prociflor, and most recently, Proquin.

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