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Is Cipro XR the Same as Cipro?

Cipro XR and Cipro® contain the same active ingredient, ciprofloxacin, but they are not the same medication and are not interchangeable. Cipro XR is an extended-release form of Cipro, which is an immediate-release medication. Extended-release products are designed to slowly release the active ingredient of the medication into the body. With Cipro XR, this slow release allows the medication to be taken once a day, instead of twice a day, as is the case with regular Cipro.
 
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