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    Quinolone. Ciprofloxacin (as HCl) 3 mg/ml.
    EYE AND EAR DROPS (SOL.): 5 ml.
    Adults and child from 1 yr:
    Corneal ulc.: 2 drops every 15 mins. for
    first 6 hrs., then 2 drops every 30 mins.
    for rest of day. 2nd day: 2 drops hrly.
    On 3rd-14th day: 2 drops every 4 hrs.
    for up to 14 days.
    Bact. conjunct: 1-2 drops into conjuct.
    sac(s) every 2 hrs. for 2 days, then 1-2
    drops every 4 hrs. for next 5 days.
    Otic use: 3 to 4 drops, 2-4 /d, or more
    frequently, if required.
    In gen., the duration of tmt does not
    exceed 5-10 ds.
    For either ind. a max. duration of ther.
    of 21 days is recommend.
    Corneal ulc., conjunct. caused by suscep.
    gram pos., gram neg. microorg. for adults
    and ped. pts > 1 yr.
    For local./diff. otitis externa accomp. by a
    strong inflamm. react. and of which the
    strains are suscept., and for the acute flare-up of a chronic otitis media. In this
    case, a mucopurulent secret.
    In other infect. of the ear in which
    Pseudom. aerug. and/or other suscept.
    strains may be suspect., it can be used
    under the strict superv. of an ear specialist.
    It must be understood that this is not a
    routine tmt and improper use must be
    C/I: Hypersens. to the product or other

    Ciprodex 500
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    Ciprodex 500

    Quinolone. Ciprofloxacin (as hydrochloride) 500 mg.
    CAPS: 10 × 500mg. Upper & lower respir. tract infect.: 500-750mg 2 x dly.
    UTI: 250-500mg 2 x dly. (in premenopaus.
    women, 500 mg single dose may be used).
    Genital tract infect.: Gonococ. urethritis
    & cervicitis: 500mg as a single dose.
    Epididymo-orchitis and pelvic inflamm.
    Dis.: 500-750mg 2 x dly.
    Infec. of the GI tract and intra-abdom.
    infect., Diarrhoea caused by bacterial
    pathogens include. Shigella spp. other
    than Shigella dysenteriae type 1 and
    empirical tmt. of severe travellers’
    diarrhea, Diarrhoea caused by Shigella
    dysenteriae type 1, Diarrhoea caused
    by Vibrio cholera, Typhoid fever: 500mg x 2 dly.
    Intra-abdom. infec. due to Gramnegative
    bacteria: 500-750mg 2 x dly.
    Infec. of the skin and soft tissue: 500-
    750mg 2 x dly.
    Bone & joint infec.: 500-750mg 2 x dly.
    Neutropenic pts. with fever suspected
    to be due to a bact. infec.
    Ciprofloxacin should be co-admin. with
    appropriate antibact. agent(s) in
    accordance to official guidance: 500-
    750mg 2 x dly over the entire period of
    Prophylax. of invas. infec. due to
    Neisseria meningitides: 500 mg as a
    single dose.
    Inhal. anthrax post-exposure prophylax. and curative tmt. for persons able to receive tmt. by oral route when clinical. appropriate. Drug admin. should begin as soon as possible after suspected or confirmed exposure: 500mg 2 x dly. See lit.
    Ped. pts.: CF: 20 mg/kg bdy. wt. twice dly. with a max.of 750 mg/dose.
    Complic. UTI and pyelonephritis: 10
    mg/kg bdy. wt. twice dly. to 20 mg/kg
    bdy. wt. twice dly. with a max. of 750
    Inhal. anthrax post-exposure prophylax. & curative tmt. for persons able to receive tmt. by oral route when clinical. appropr. Drug admin. should begin as soon as possible after suspect. or confirmed exposure: 10 mg/kg bdy. wt. twice dly. to 15 mg/kg bdy. wt. twice dly. with a max.of 500 mg/ dose.
    Other severe infec.: 20 mg/kg bdy. wt.
    twice dly. with a max. of 750 mg/dose.
    See lit.
    Elderl.: should receive a dose selected
    accord.to the sever.of the infec. and the
    pts. CrCl. Pts. with renal.& hep. impair.: see lit.
    Adult.: Broad spectr. antibiotic for infec.
    caused by ciprofloxacin sensit.
    Child., adolesc.: Broncho-pulmon. infec.
    in CF caused by Pseudomonas a.
    Complic. UTI, pyelonephritis.
    Inhal. anthrax (post-exposure prophylax. & curative tmt.). May also be used to treat
    severe infec. in child.& adolesc. when
    there is no other alternative.
    Tmt. should be initiat.only by physicians
    who are experienc. in the tmt. of CF and/
    or severe infec. in childr., adolesc.
    C/I: Hypersens. to ciprofloxacin or other
    Concom. admin. with Tizanidine. See lit.

    Ciprofloxacin Teva
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    Ciprofloxacin Teva

    Quinolone. Ciprofloxacin (HCl) 250, 500, 750 mg.
    TABS: 10. Upper and lower respir. tract
    infects: 250-750 mg 2 x dly. Upper and
    lower urin. tract infects: 250-500 mg 2
    x dly. Pneumococ. pneumon. and cystic
    fibros. pts. with P. infects. of lower
    respir. tract: 750 mg 2 x dly. Other
    infects: 500-750 mg 2 x dly. For ped.
    cystic fibros. pts. aged 5-17 yrs. with
    acute pulm. exacerbat. assoc. with P.
    aeruginosa infects: 20 mg/kg 2 x dly.
    Max. dly dose: 1,500 mg.
    Infects. caused by ciprofloxacin-sens.
    pathogens: tmt. invas. infect. extern. ear;
    tmt. acute pulm. exacerbat. of cystic
    fibrosis assoc. with Pseudomonas
    aeruginosa in ped. pts. aged 5-17 yrs.
    C/I: Known hypersens. to ciprofloxacin or
    other quinolone deriv., child. and grow.
    adolesc., pregn., lact.

    Ciprofloxacin Teva Infusion Bags
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    Ciprofloxacin Teva Infusion Bags

    Quinolone. Ciprofloxacin (as lactate) 2 mg/ml.
    INFUS. BAGS (sol. for infus.): 1, 5, 10, 12 x
    100 ml, 200 ml x 2 mg/ml. See lit.
    Infects. caused by ciprofloxacin-sens.
    pathogens, tmt. acute pulm. exacerbat.
    of cystic fibrosis assoc. with
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa in ped. pts.
    aged 5-17 yrs.
    C/I: Known hypersens. to ciprofloxacin
    or other quinolone deriv., child. and
    grow. adolesc., pregn., lact.

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    Quinolone. Levofloxacin (as Hemihydrate) 500 mg.
    TABS: 5. 1 tab 1-2 x dly for up to 14
    Mild to mod. infects. incl. acute sinusit.,
    acute chron. bronchit., common acq.
    pneumon., complicat. urin. tract infects.,
    skin and soft tissue infects.
    C/I: Hypersens., epilepsy, fluroquinolone
    related tendon disords., pregn., lact.,
    child up to 18 yrs.

    Levofloxacin Teva
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    Levofloxacin Teva

    Quinolone. Levofloxacin 5 mg/ml.
    Sol. (infus.) 10 x 50 ml; 100 ml polyolefin bags. Commun.-acquir.pneum.- 500 mg once, twice dly. Compl. UTI , pyelonephrit. 250 mg×1/d. Skin, soft tissue infec.- 250 mg mg×1/d. Pts. with renal impair. dose ajust. is needed.
    Commun. acquir. pneum., Compl. UTI , pyelonephrit., Skin and soft tiss.infec.
    C/I: Hypersens., hypersens. to quinolones, fluoroquinolone related tendon disords., epilepsy, pts. under 18 yrs, preg., lact.