Ciprofloxacin

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension
Liquid strengths
250mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
No
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
First line choice is to administer as parenteral infusion if appropriate. See note regarding NJ/PEJ/PEGJ tubes. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Intravenous infusion, ear drops, eye drops
Note
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).
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Ciprofloxacin
Safe or appropriate to crush
Disperse tablet in water immediately before administration. Alternatively, use the liquid formulation or an alternative quinolone.