Active Ingredients: Ciprofloxacin
Data are insufficient to make a recommendation about whether use of such catheters reduces CA-UTI in patients with short-term indwelling urethral catheterization.
Data are insufficient to make a recommendation as to whether use of such catheters reduces CA-bacteriuria or CA-UTI in patients with long-term catheterization. Prophylaxis with Systemic Antimicrobials 29.
Systemic antimicrobial prophylaxis should not be routinely used in patients with short-term A-III or long-term A-II catheterization, including patients who undergo surgical procedures, to reduce CA-bacteriuria or CA-UTI because of concern about selection of antimicrobial resistance.
Prophylaxis with Methenamine Salts 30. Data are insufficient to make a recommendation about the use of methenamine salts to reduce CA-UTI in patients with condom catheterization.
It is reasonable to assume that a similar effect would be seen after other types of surgical procedures.
Data are insufficient to make recommendations about whether one methenamine salt is superior to another. Data are insufficient to recommend how best to achieve a low urinary pH.
Prophylaxis with Cranberry Products 33. Data are insufficient to make a recommendation on the use of cranberry products to reduce CA-bacteriuria or CA-UTI in other groups of catheterized patients, including those using condom catheters.
Enhanced Meatal Care 34. Daily meatal cleansing with povidone-iodine solution, silver sulfadiazine, polyantibiotic ointment or cream, or green soap and water is not recommended for routine use in men or women with indwelling urethral catheters to reduce CA-bacteriuria A-I.
Data are insufficient to make a recommendation as to whether meatal cleansing reduces the risk of CA-UTI.
Many people take ciprofloxacin and have no side effects.
However, some people have serious side effects. These can happen during treatment or even months after stopping. In a few people, these can be long-lasting or never go away. Because the side effects can be so serious, ciprofloxacin is not prescribed for more than 3 months at a time.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are worried about this. What will happen if I stop taking it?
Carry on taking ciprofloxacin until you've completed the course, even if you feel better.