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What is Ciprofloxacin?

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections, skin infections, and respiratory infections. Ciprofloxacin requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
500 mg tablets
For: Cats and Dogs
 
Benefits:
Ciprofloxacin kills bacteria that causes infections of the skin, urinary tract, kidneys, and respiratory system.

How it works:
Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone, an antimicrobial medicine that kills bacteria by blocking bacterial DNA.

Cautions:
Side effects may include loose stools and diarrhea.


More Information:
Brand Name
Cipro Tablets (Bayer)
Generic Name
Ciprofloxacin

What is the most important information I should know about Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin is a prescription medication that is not FDA-approved for veterinary use. However, it is commonly prescribed by veterinarians for use in dogs and cats. Ciprofloxacin is available as 250mg and 500mg tablets. The usual dose of Ciprofloxacin for dogs and cats is 2.27-6.8mg/pound every 12 hours. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Do not give Ciprofloxacin to any pet other than the pet for whom it was prescribed. Ciprofloxacin is not for use in animals allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotic drugs. Do not give to puppies younger than 28 weeks of age.

What is Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract, skin, respiratory tract, and wound infections due to susceptible organisms. This medication may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Ciprofloxacin to my pet:
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had epilepsy or seizures, or has joint problems or kidney disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should this medication be given: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Give all of the medication your veterinarian has prescribed. Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Ciprofloxacin can be given with or without food, but should be given at the same time every day. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Ciprofloxacin at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include seizures, urination problems, or weakness.

What should I avoid while giving Ciprofloxacin to my pet: Do not use Ciprofloxacin in animals allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Do not give Ciprofloxacin within 2 hours of antacids or sucralfate. Do not give Ciprofloxacin with vitamin/mineral products.

What are the possible side effects of Ciprofloxacin: Stop giving the medication and seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; or hives). Stop giving Ciprofloxacin and contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops any of these serious side effects: seizures or convulsions, confusion, depression, sudden pain, swelling near the joints, nausea, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellowing of the skin or eyes, diarrhea that is watery or bloody, or urinating more or less than usual. Other less serious side effects may also occur. Continue to give the medication and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, joint stiffness, or muscle pain. Side effects other than those listed may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Ciprofloxacin: Before giving Ciprofloxacin, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given warfarin, theophylline, probenecid, insulin or oral diabetes medication such as Glipizide, an NSAID such as carprofen, Deramaxx or other, Phenytoin or cyclosporine modified. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Ciprofloxacin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Ciprofloxacin written for health professionals that you may read.


Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Directions:
Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat infections in animals caused by susceptible bacteria.
Do not give Ciprofloxacin to any pet other than the pet for whom it was prescribed.
Do not give to puppies younger than 28 weeks of age.
Tip: Do not give Ciprofloxacin with vitamin/mineral products.
Dosage:

Pet Weight Dosage
Cats/
Dogs (28 weeks and older)
All weights Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. The usual dose of Ciprofloxacin for dogs and cats is 2.27-6.8mg/pound every 12 hours.
Horses:

Storage: Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Ciprofloxacin Tablets 250mg:

Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Ciprofloxacin 250 mg
Inactive Ingredients:
Cornstarch, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, and polyethylene glyco.

Ciprofloxacin Tablets 500mg:

Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg
Inactive Ingredients:
Cornstarch, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, and polyethylene glyco.
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You can crush this medication and mix it in food to make it easier to administer to you pet. You can try to hide it in the food to make it more palatable for you pet as well since the medication may taste bitter.
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A stray collie showed up at my neighbors with what looks like a severe skin infection from flea allergy as well as an obvious uti. She weighs approx. 40 lbs. He doesn't have the funds to take this dog to the vet at the moment. I have Cipro 250mg as well as 500mg that I could give him to treat the dog with. What would be the best dosage in your opinion?
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The usual dose of Ciprofloxacin for dogs is 2.27-6.8mg/pound every 12 hours; however, we do not recommend administration unless it has been prescribed by a veterinarian.
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Your veterinarian would be the best source of information on how likely these adverse reactions can occur and if your particular pet is at risk
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How much cipro can my 15 pound cat take and how often for respitory infection
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It is up to your vet to decide the appropriate dose, However an average dose may be
1/4 of a 250mg tablet every 12 hours. The product does come in a liquid form, however we
do not carry it. If your vet gives the approval, the 250mg tablet can be cut carefully with a pill
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Cipro dose in dogs

Please clarify dosing:
Is it 2.27-6.8mg/pound/DAY divided in 2 doses, or is it 2.27-6.8mg/pound/DOSE?
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The dose of ciprofloxacin depends on several things such as what type of infection being treated, where the infection is, how severe the infection, weight of the pet, etc. The dose given is calculated per pound and is given every 12 hours. Consult with your veterinarian for appropriate dosing and length of treatment for your pet to avoid overdosing which may result in adverse effects or underdosing which may result in the infection not being resolved and resistance by the bacteria to future treatment with the same medication.
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This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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