Ciprofloxacin Side effects

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Did you have any side effects with this medicine?

What are the possible side effects of Ciprofloxacin?

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  • Black, tarry stools
  • bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • fever
  • painful or difficult urination
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Rare
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
  • ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  • arm, back, or jaw pain
  • back or side pain
  • blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • change in walking and balance
  • changes in skin color, pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  • changes in urination
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • cold, clammy, or pale skin
  • convulsions
  • cough or hoarseness
  • darkening of the skin
  • diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  • difficulty with breathing, chewing, swallowing, or talking
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fainting
  • fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  • headache, severe and throbbing
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • indigestion
  • irregular heartbeats
  • itching skin
  • joint or muscle pain
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of ability to use or understand speech or language
  • mood or mental changes
  • muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  • nausea and vomiting
  • numbness of hands
  • pain in the ankles or knees
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • pounding in the ears
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • severe constipation
  • severe sunburn
  • severe vomiting
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • small red or purple spots on the skin
  • sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes and skin
Incidence not known
  • Bone pain
  • burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  • confusion as to time, place, or person
  • excessive muscle tone
  • increased sensitivity to pain or touch
  • inflammation of the joints
  • rhythmic movement of muscles

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
Rare
  • Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • eye pain
  • hearing loss
  • loss of sense of smell
  • swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  • white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Side effects of Ciprofloxacin in details

infoA side effect of any drug can be defined as the unwanted or undesired effect produced by the drug. The side effect can be major or in few medications minor that can be ignored. Side effects not only vary from drug to drug, but it also depends on the dose of the drug, the individual sensitivity of the person, brand or company which manufactures it. If side effects overweigh the actual effect of the medicine, it may be difficult to convince the patient to take the drug. Few patients get specific side effects to specific drugs; in that case, a doctor replaces the drug with another. If you feel any side effect and it troubles you, do not forget to share with your healthcare practitioner.
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Nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness,

sleep disorders, rash (rarely Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis), pruritus, flatulence, dysphagia, tremor, hyperglycaemia,

altered prothrombin concentration, casualties, petechiae,

haemorrhagic bullae, tinnitus, tenosynovitis, tachycardia, oedema, syncope,

hot flushes and sweating. Less frequent adverse reactions include

anorexia, increase in blood urea and creatinine, drowsiness, restlessness,

asthenia, depression, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, paraesthesia,

photosensitivity, hypersensitivity reactions including fever, urticaria,

angioedema, arthralgia, myalgia, and anaphylaxis; blood disorders

(including eosinophilia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia); disturbances in

vision, hearing, taste and smell. Also isolated reports of tendon inflammation

and damage especially in the elderly and in those taking corticosteroids.

Other adverse reactions that have been reported include haemolytic

anaemia, renal failure, interstitial nephritis and hepatic dysfunction

including hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice.

USE DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION:

Ciprofloxacin must not be prescribed to pregnant women or to nursing mothers,

since there is no experience with the drug safety in these patients

groups and since animal studies indicate that damage to articular cartilage in

the immature organism can not be fully excluded. Animal studies have not

yielded any evidence of teratogenic effects (malformations).

What is the most important information I should know about Ciprofloxacin?

  • Ciprofloxacin may cause dizziness or light-headedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Ciprofloxacin with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Ciprofloxacin before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Be sure to use Ciprofloxacin for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Long-term or repeated use of Ciprofloxacin may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Ciprofloxacin only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
  • Before using Ciprofloxacin, tell your doctor if you take a medicine that contains caffeine or you consume large amounts of food or drink that contain caffeine (eg, coffee, tea, cocoa, cola, chocolate).
  • Tell your doctor right away if you experience pain or swelling of a tendon or weakness or loss of use of a joint area. Rest the area and avoid exercise until further instruction from your doctor.
  • Diabetes patients - Ciprofloxacin may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Ciprofloxacin may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Ciprofloxacin. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
  • Lab tests, including complete blood cell counts and liver and kidney function tests, may be performed while you use Ciprofloxacin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use Ciprofloxacin with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects (eg, tendon problems), especially if they take corticosteroids (eg, prednisone). They may also be more sensitive to other effects (eg, irregular heartbeat).
  • Ciprofloxacin should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 18 years old; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially joint and tendon problems.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of taking Ciprofloxacin while you are pregnant. Ciprofloxacin is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Ciprofloxacin.

Ciprofloxacin contraindications

infoContraindication can be described as a special circumstance or a disease or a condition wherein you are not supposed to use the drug or undergo particular treatment as it can harm the patient; at times, it can be dangerous and life threatening as well. When a procedure should not be combined with other procedure or when a medicine cannot be taken with another medicine, it is called Relative contraindication. Contraindications should be taken seriously as they are based on the relative clinical experience of health care providers or from proven research findings.
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in persons with a history of hypersensitivity to ciprofloxacin or any member of the quinolone class of antimicrobial agents.

References

  1. European Chemicals Agency - ECHA. "1-Cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl): The information provided here is aggregated from the "Notified classification and labelling" from ECHA's C&L Inventory. ". https://echa.europa.eu/information-on-ch... (accessed September 18, 2017).
  2. HSDB. "CIPROFLOXACIN". https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/s... (accessed September 18, 2017).

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Ciprofloxacin are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Ciprofloxacin. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

1 consumer reported side effects

Did you experience side effects while taking Ciprofloxacin drug?
According to the report by ndrugs.com, the below mentioned statistics discuss the number of people who experienced side effects after taking Ciprofloxacin drug. Every drug produces at least minor unwanted effects, which we call side effects. The side effects can be bothersome, or they can be minor so patients do not know they are experiencing them. The side effects of the drug depend on the individual, severity of disease, symptom, and associated conditions in the patient. The most deciding factor is the drug dosage. The higher the dosage, the higher the therapeutic result, and the more side effects. Every patient need not have the same intensity of side effect. When the side effects are greater, immediately consult your health care provider.
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No side effects1
100.0%


Consumer reviews

Elias08 May 2015 09:45
its hard to find. have been to so many chemists all in vain


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