• fluoroquinolones
  • Prolongation of the QT interval can lead to torsades de pointes, a life-threatening arrhythmia, but in practice this appears relatively uncommon in part because the most widely prescribed fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin) only minimally prolong the QT interval. (wikipedia.org)
  • infections
  • Ciprofloxacin occupies an important role in treatment guidelines issued by major medical societies for the treatment of serious infections, especially those likely to be caused by Gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa . (wikipedia.org)
  • Although approved by regulatory authorities for the treatment of respiratory infections, ciprofloxacin is not recommended for respiratory infections by most treatment guidelines due in part to its modest activity against the common respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. (wikipedia.org)
  • drugs
  • Of those tested, Philadelphia tested positive for ciprofloxacin (as well as 55 other drugs). (sourcewatch.org)
  • In the United States ciprofloxacin is pregnancy category C. This category includes drugs for which no adequate and well-controlled studies in human pregnancy exist, and for which animal studies have suggested the potential for harm to the fetus, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. (wikipedia.org)
  • antibiotics
  • A 1999 study examined the biodegradability of the antibiotics cefotiam , ciprofloxacin, meropenem , penicillin G , and sulfamethoxazole as well as their toxicity to bacteria. (sourcewatch.org)
  • Pregnancy
  • An expert review of published data on experiences with ciprofloxacin use during pregnancy by the Teratogen Information System concluded therapeutic doses during pregnancy are unlikely to pose a substantial teratogenic risk (quantity and quality of data=fair), but the data are insufficient to state no risk exists. (wikipedia.org)
  • active
  • Ciprofloxacin has been shown to be active against gram-positive microorganisms including Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus (Viridans Group). (1800petmeds.com)