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what type of side effects does ciprofloxacin have?

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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.

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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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Is ciproflaxin antiviral?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that works against bacteria, not viruses.
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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 36-year-old member asked:

What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for ?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Antibiotic: Coprocessor is an antibiotic, used for many of the most common infections.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What is ciprofloxacin for?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: …is one of the fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics; it is used to treat a variety of infections (uti's, prostatitis, acute bronchitis flares, etc) and to prevent others (traveler's diarrhea, anthrax). Cautions: not for first-line use in under 17 due to effects on cartilage/bone growth; may weaken inflamed tendons; can cause phototoxic reactions.

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