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

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 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 dangerous side effects for taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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What type of side effects does ciprofloxacin have?

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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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