Latest Ciprofloxacin Stories

2006-05-01 16:00:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Combining an anthrax vaccine with a short course of antibiotics completely protected monkeys who inhaled spores of the often-deadly bacteria, offering perhaps a more realistic way to protect people in case of a biological attack, researchers said on Monday. The finding suggests it may be possible to vaccinate people who have been exposed to anthrax spores, and give them a short, two-week course of antibiotics to provide...

2005-12-03 02:15:00

NEW YORK -- Two reports highlight the emergence of a new, highly toxic strain of the bacterium Clostridium difficile that is resistant to fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levofloxacin), and is causing geographically dispersed outbreaks. The reports were released early by The New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with this week's report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention C. difficile infections in low-risk patients. C. difficile is a...

2005-11-17 14:22:55

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Once-daily use of a new extended release (ER) formulation of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin is as effective as twice-daily intermediate-release (IR) ciprofloxacin in clearing up urinary infection in women, according to researchers. Ciprofloxacin ER (brand name Proquin XR, made by Depomed) "showed efficacy that was clearly at least as good as ciprofloxacin IR twice daily," investigator Dr. Bret Berner told Reuters Health. Dr. Berner, of...

2005-07-28 16:34:51

By Randy Fabi WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned the use of a poultry antibiotic made by Bayer, an unprecedented action aimed at preventing the rise of drug-resistant germs that infect people. The FDA, which first proposed the ban five years ago, said the use of the drug, Baytril, in chickens has made it difficult for doctors to treat human patients with food poisoning. The drug was sometimes used by farmers to treat entire poultry flocks when a few...

2005-06-20 17:10:00

June 20, 2005 (La Jolla, CA). A collaborative team of scientists led by The Burnham Institute's Maurizio Pellecchia, Ph.D., has identified inhibitors of the anthrax toxin, termed lethal factor ("LF") that could be developed into an emergency treatment for exposure to inhalation anthrax. These findings will be published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Early Edition at the journal's website the week of June 20th. Bacillus anthracis ("anthrax") is a proven agent of...

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