Pseudomonas Folliculitis Medication

Updated: Oct 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles B Toner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Systemic antibacterials for uncomplicated Pseudomonas folliculitis infections have shown no benefit. Persistent infections may benefit from a standard 7- to 10-day course of ciprofloxacin.



Class Summary

Bactericidal antibacterials inhibit bacterial growth and proliferation.

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

Ciprofloxacin is a member of the fluoroquinolone family of synthetic, broad-spectrum antibacterials. It contains a piperazine moiety responsible for antipseudomonal activity. Ciprofloxacin interferes with DNA gyrase normally needed for synthesis of bacterial DNA.