Intravenous Ciprofloxacin for the Treatment of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections: Preliminary Results
Ciprofloxacin has favorable pharmacokinetic characteristics and good antibacterial activity against most respiratory bacterial pathogens. This allows an effective use of ciprofloxacin in bacterial respiratory tract infections . The availability of a drag in both intravenous and oral formulations may allow physicians to prescribe a sequential treatment in which an initial parenteral attack phase is followed by an oral consolidation phase after a few days of clinical improvement. Studies so far performed have demonstrated that in various serious infections oral ciprofloxacin can shorten the course of parenteral antibiotics and thus minimize the period of hospitalization and reduce costs [2–6].
KeywordsToxicity Hydration Corticosteroid Pneumonia Pseudomonas
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