Can ciprofloxacin kill sperm in a woman? Does ciprofloxacin prevent pregnancy? Does ciprofloxacin prevent ovulation? Can ciprofloxacin prevent conception? Can ciprofloxacin cause abortion?

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Ciprofloxacin is a very popular and commonly abused antibiotics that many ladies use to treat pelvic inflammatory disease and all sorts of vaginal infections. In Africa, a brand of ciprofloxacin called ciprotab is used or abused for the treatment of typhoid fever without a doctor’s prescription. I recently learnt that some persons especially ladies have gone beyond the abuse of ciprofloxacin for typhoid fever cure, they now use ciprofloxacin as a form of contraceptive. I mean some ladies actually take ciprofloxacin after having unprotected sex with the belief that it prevent pregnancy. They belief ciprofloxacin (ciprotab) is able to to prevent pregnancy by killing the deposited sperm in the woman’s “you know”.

I just want to answer the questions highlighted above in the first paragraph.

The Truth:

Ciprofloxacin does not prevent pregnancy

Ciprofloxacin does not delay or prevent ovualtion

Ciprofloxacin does not prevent conception

Ciprofloxacin is not a sperm kill…it has no spermicidal property.

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic and NOT a contraceptive.

Dont bother to try to use ciprofloxacin to abort a pregnancy, it won’t work

Can ciprofloxacin kill sperm in a woman?
Can ciprofloxacin kill sperm in a woman?

Ladies who take ciprofloxacin after unprotected sex in order to prevent unintended pregnancy are just wasting their time…ciprofloxacin does not kill sperm or flush out sperm in any way.

What is ciprofloxacin used for?

Cipro is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu or coronavirus). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. This is called antibiotic resistance.

Side Effects

The common side efects of cipro are: Nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Allergies are rare but can occur. Abuse of ciprofloxacin can make you prone to all forms of intestinal and vaginal infections.

Discuss with your doctor before you take ciprofloxacin during pregnancy….it is not really safe.


Ciprofloxacin does not kill sperm in a woman and neither does it prevent pregnancy (conception ) or after your menstruation (ovulation). It is just an antibiotic with no contraceptive or antisperm property.

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