Active Ingredients: Ciprofloxacin
It does this by blocking enzymes that are needed for bacteria survival. Cipro is a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
This means it works against many different types of bacteria. However, many bacteria have grown to be resistant to Cipro. Resistant bacteria can no longer be treated with a certain drug. How long does it take to work?
Cipro begins to work against bacterial infections within hours of when you take it. The Cipro dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended.
However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to suit your needs.
Your doctor will determine the best form and dosage of Cipro for your condition. Dosage for UTI Typical dosage: 250—500 mg every 12 hours for 3 to 14 days.
Dosage for bone and joint infections Typical dosage: 500—750 mg every 12 hours for 4 to 8 weeks. Dosage for diarrhea caused by infection Typical dosage: 500 mg every 12 hours for 5 to 7 days.