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side effects of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Stomach upset: Stomach upset, fatigue, tendinitis.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many, but not common: 400 characters box won't be enough space, but here is the list: nausea, abd pain, diarrhea, vomitting, abnormal liver enzyme, headache, increase serum creatinin, rash, restlessness, allergic reaction, chest pain, anorexia, joint pain, back pain, bad taste, disequilibrium, blurred vision, asthma attack, drowsiness, leg/foot pain, flushing, insomnia, hypotension and more..Hope that didn't scare you.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Various: Ciprofloxacin like most antibiotics has many potential side effects although most patients tolerate them without problems. Nausia, vomiting and diarrhea are among the most common side effects. Allergic reactions occur occasionally. Rarely elderly or immunocompromised patients can develop tendonitis or tendon rupture especially of the achilles tendon.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there dangerous side effects for taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Achilles pain: Allergic reactions to antibiotics are the most concerning. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be associated with lower blood sugars but one interesting side effect can be Achilles pain. Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) frequently does result in bacterial resistance.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

Are there regions in the us in which ciprofloxacin is less effective that in others? What environmental factors influence its efficacy?

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Dr. Mike Moore
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Family Medicine 8 years experience
Yes: The effectiveness of an antibiotic depends on the sensitivity of the microbes that it is used against. This can vary quite a bit based on locations, but this is more from how antibiotics are used in your community, not environmental factors.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are normal side effects when using cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): When people think about cipro, (ciprofloxacin) the one side effect that quickly comes to mind is tendon rupture. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, and they all have that danger. Other side effects could include diarrhea, skin reaction, seizures amongst other things. I'm sure their website would have a more complete list of possible side effects.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Stop using the drug at the fiirst sign of tendon tenderness, esp in achilles tendon from heel to calf
May 14, 2013
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A 30-year-old male asked:

The longer i'm on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) is it more likely i'll have severe side effects?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: Severity of reaction is not determined by duration of treatment. Of course the longer you are on an antibiotic the longer time you are susceptible to having a reaction.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me which are the most common side effects of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Side Effects: Common side effects of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) include diarrhea, dizziness, headache, stomach upset, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, and rash. This is not, however, a complete list of possible and less common side effects, and others may occur. Never use an antibiotic unless you really need it and are under the care of a doctor.

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