Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

Photograph of Ciprofloxacin under the microscope.

Ciprofloxacin is a member of the fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics that exhibit a wide spectrum of activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The mechanism of action is inhibition of DNA gyrase, an enzyme that is critical to bacterial chromosome replication. Side effects include abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, headache and nausea.

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