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Ciprofloxacin Side Effects

250 mg package of ciprofloxacin

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.