Meningococcal Prophylaxis

All age groups and in pregnancy

Important: Therapy

Ciprofloxacin oral

For dosages, see BNF or BNF for ChildrenĀ 

Important: Notes

Contact Public Health to discuss possible prophylaxis and contact tracing

The administration of ciprofloxacin may be followed by anaphylactic reactions. Healthcare staff should give out information sheets that include the risk of side effects and be prepared to deal with allergic reactions. It can also interact with other drugs but a single dose is unlikely to have a significant effect. It has an unpredictable effect on epilepsy.

Further information including alternative regimens and information sheets can be found at in the section on meningococcal disease.