• M. Vidyavathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati-517502, A.P, India.
  • G. Srividya nstitute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati-517502, A.P, India.




Ciprofloxacin, Drug delivery systems, Analytical methods


Ciprofloxacin (CF) is one of the topmost selling antibiotics and it is available at a cheap cost which is used to treat many bacterial infections. Many research scientists are working on this drug for various applications on different drug delivery systems. The main objective of this paper is to enlighten about the details of pure drug CF and its delivery systems along with current research on this drug. This review focused on history, pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, types of dosage form available in the market with their cost, current research going on this drug with their applications and methods development for estimation of CF. It also highlighted the possible interactions and adverse drug reactions of CF and patents available. The present review revealed that the only analytical method for estimation of CF was developed in the first decade, few drug delivery systems (DDS) of CF were developed in the second decade and more research work on the development of novel DDS of CF founded in the last decade.


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How to Cite

Vidyavathi, M., & Srividya, G. (2018). A REVIEW ON CIPROFLOXACIN: DOSAGE FORM PERSPECTIVE. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 10(4), 6–10. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2018v10i4.25315



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