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Cipro (Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride) for Inhalation Anthrax

Cipro (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It does not work for viral infections (for example, the common cold). Cipro is approved for the inhaled form of anthrax after an individual has been exposed.  Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients and adolescents less than 18 years of age have not been established, except for use in inhalational anthrax (post-exposure).  

For more information about Cipro, please contact the Division of Drug Information at druginfo@fda.hhs.gov or 1-888-INFOFDA (463-6332).