Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
No - Tablets are to be swallowed whole and unchewed.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
200mg/100ml, 400mg/200ml infusion bags; 100mg/50ml, 200mg/100ml, 400mg/200ml solution for infusion
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternative available
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
First line choice is to administer as parenteral infusion if appropriate. See note regarding NJ/PEJ/PEGJ tubes.
It is thought that ciprofloxacin is absorbed in the duodenum, higher doses may therefore be indicated if administering via a feeding tube which terminates in the jejunum. An alternative therapy may be preferable if feeding tubes terminate in the jejunum (NJ/PEJ/PEGJ).