How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Very safe. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a commonly used antibiotic that treats a variety of bacterial infections. It is generally well tolerated. The side effect it is known for is inflammation and weakening of tendons, with tendon rupture very occasionally occurring after prolonged or high dosages. It is good to take antibiotics only when they are needed and known to be effective!

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I have prostatitis and have been given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Everything I have seen says cipro (ciprofloxacin) has horrible side effects/debilatating. How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Relatively safe. Every medicine has side effects. Some of the more worrisome side effects are more important while the human body is going through "growth spurts." listen to your body, if you begin feeling like you are suffering from any side effects then consult your doctor who is treating your prostatitis. Read more...
It's OK. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has a number of side effects, just like any antibiotic does. It's no worse than others. It's been used for a while for a number of different infections and I use it quite frequently and am yet to see a significant side effect from it. As with any antibiotic, i recommend that you always take a probiotic supplement to prevent diarrhea associated with the use of antibiotic. Take an otc one. Read more...

Is it safe to ttc while husband is on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating prostatitis?

Safe, not adviseable. Safe but i doubt that your husband would be up to it. Prostatis is very painful and uncomfortable. It is better to wait until treatment has completed. Sometimes a second medication is added for pain and obstruction that can also occur. Sepsis can also occur depending on the acuity and age of the patient although less likely in someone at this age. Read more...