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Ciprofloxacin, 1.85 / 5 (13 votes)

Ciprofloxacin Side Effects


Serious side effects of ciprofloxacin

  • Joint or tendon issues, particularly swelling in the tissues that hold the bone and muscle together, which are signs of tendinitis.
  • Severe muscle weakness that can cause breathing issues and death, in rare cases.
  • Hypersenstivity to ingredients contained in this medication, which may result in anaphylactic shock, skin rash, swelling of the face and throat, itching, and hives.
  • This medication may also increase the risk side effects in the central nervous system, such as seizures, tremors, and depression or hallucinations.
  • Phototoxicity, or sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea, which causes persistent, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramping, bloody stool, and dehydration.

Common side effects of ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin may commonly cause less serious side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness. This medication may also cause an elevation of certain enzymes in the liver which can affect liver function tests.
  • eugene j pikor

    given cipro for upper respiratory infection ended up with vomiting / severe diarhea for several days until blood was coming out intestines never the same afterwards frequent diarrhea at least 2x week acid reflux and has limited my diet in a major way this has gone on for several years

  • paolapitufina

    Was given Cipro 3 times in two years for diverticulitis. I am convinced that Cipro gave me Fibromyalgia which I know have for the rest of my life!

    • im fucked

      took cipro two time once b4 it had black box warning and all my fingers in both hands have trigger finger. thanks multi million drug company im 26 years old with 70 year old hands

  • Steve Morris

    I was given cipro twice and a few months after I torn both calf muscles. After the second they finally made the connection that is was cipro. One of the side effects is tendon and muscle tears.