Oral and intravenous (IV)
Active Crohn’s disease and pouchitis
Recommendations for Pregnancy
Avoid: potential toxicity to cartilage
Recommendations for Lactation
Limited human data: probably compatible
Cipro is indicated in adult patients for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria. In IBD, this medication is often used for reducing intestinal bacteria, and Crohn's disease patients who often have fistulas or recurrent abscesses near their anus. This medication may also be used to treat pouchitis.
Indicated for pediatric use
Talk to your doctor about use in children.
Most common side effects
Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhea, headache, nervousness, agitation, anxiety, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Contains fluoroquinolone, an ingredient associated with an increased risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture. It may also cause worsening of myasthenia gravis (a disease that causes muscle weakness).
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