Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Cipro?

ciprofloxacin

What is the Trade Name for ciprofloxacin?

Cipro

What are the Indications of Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, skin and bone
infections, infectious diarrhea, abdominal infections

What are the Actions of Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inhibits bacterial DNA synthesis

What is the Therapeutic Class of Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anti-infectives

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Fluoroquinolone

What are the Nursing Considerations of Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • contraindicated in allergies
  • may cause QT prolongation, avoid use with other drugs that can cause QT prolongation
  • can cause seizures, arrythmias, pseudomembranous colitis, anaphalaxis, Stevens Johnson
    syndrome
  • may decrease effects of phenytoin
  • monitor renal panel
  • assess for infection, obtain cultures prior to therapy
  • monitor liver function tests

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