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In the US, Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin systemic) is a member of the drug class quinolones and is used to treat Anthrax, Anthrax Prophylaxis, Bacteremia, Bacterial Infection, Bladder Infection, Bone infection, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Chancroid, Cholera, Crohn's Disease - Acute, Cutaneous Bacillus anthracis, Diverticulitis, Epididymitis - Sexually Transmitted, Febrile Neutropenia, Gastrointestinal Perforation, Gonococcal Infection - Disseminated, Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated, Granuloma Inguinale, Infection Prophylaxis, Infectious Diarrhea, Intraabdominal Infection, Joint Infection, Kidney Infections, Meningococcal Meningitis Prophylaxis, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare - Treatment, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Peritonitis, Plague, Plague Prophylaxis, Pneumonia, Pneumonia with Cystic Fibrosis, Pouchitis, Prostatitis, Rabbit Fever, Salmonella Enteric Fever, Salmonella Gastroenteritis, Shigellosis, Sinusitis, Skin and Structure Infection, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, Surgical Prophylaxis, Traveler's Diarrhea, Tuberculosis - Active, Typhoid Fever and Urinary Tract Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Fluoroquinolone (gyrase inhibitor)

Chemical Name

3-Quinolinecarboxylic acid, 1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Ciprofloxacin (OS: BAN, USAN, JAN)
  • Ciprofloxacine (OS: DCF)
  • Bay q 3939 (IS)
  • Ciprofloxacin Betaine (IS)
  • Ciprofloxacin (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Ciprofloxacine (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ciprofloxacinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)
  • Bay o 9867 monohydrate (Bayer) (IS)
  • UNII-4BA73M5E37 (IS)
  • Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ciprofloxacine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ciprofloxacinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ciprofloxacini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Ciprofloxacin sulfate (IS)
  • Ciprofloxacin Lactate (OS: BANM)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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