Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Cipro Generic 500mg 36 Caps Generic Name: ciprofloxacin (sip row FLOX a sin) (Spanish name, Bacproin) Brand Names: Cipro, Cipro XR What is ciprofloxacin? Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.