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My vet just gave me Ciproflox for Tika's upper respiratory infection. Is this another name for a more commonly used medicine? I did a search on the forum but didn't find anything.
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Ciprofloxacin (commonly known as Cipro) is the human version of enrofloxacin (baytril). BUT I was told early in my rat rescue "career" that cipro is much less effective than baytril on our rats which is why we use enro almost exclusively.

http://ratguide.com/meds/antimicrobial_agents/ciprofloxacin.php

Indications
Useful in: respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and soft tissue injury.

Although ciprofloxacin may be used as a substitue when enrofloxacin is not available, it should be noted that there are some pharmacologic differences. Notably that ciprofloxacin is less reliably absorbed than enrofloxacin.
 
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