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scared of taking ciprofloxacin. what are the bad side effects?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Many but not common: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is well tolerated but some side effects are 1allergic reaction rare but can be serious, rash, heart beating fast, fainting and dizziness 2joint pain and swelling 3 diarrhea watery or bloody 4confusion, headache, hallucination 5 pale or yellow skin and dark urine, fever&weakness 6urinating less 7nausea&vomiting 8blurred vision 9sllep problem, anxiety 10anxiety&agitation most tolerate well/no effect.

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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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What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for ?

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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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