Drug Ratings for CIPRO

Average Rating: 1.6 (1693 Ratings)

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 1  UTI After 3 1/2 months still have horrible Achilles' tendon pain. Used to be a runner , but Cipro has almost completely stopped that for me . Prescribing doctor discounts the side effects and thinks it is solely caused by running. She is not a runner! Have referral now for physical therapy. Will never take Cipro or Levaquin again! I used to be completely healthy and felt great . Now feel 90 years old just trying to get out of bed. F 43 7 days
9/25/2014

 1  Mucus in stool Extreme dizziness, muscle fatigue, peripheral nerve damage as though my equilibrium was damaged. Could barely walk, think, or talk in normal capacity. Tingling in hands and feet, pain in both feet, left shoulder, tendons feel like piano cords. Severe tinnitus in both ears, anxiety like panic attacks. Emotionally unstable, thoughts of suicide, and feel the damage is irreversible. Two days after taking one 500 MG I had already been planning for my last drive to the woods swan song . Had to go the ER on Sunday blood and urine test and both came back good. Most severe confusion and clumsiness I've ever dealt with.Took the medication back to the pharmacy and told them to take this off the shelf immediately, and that it kills people. He laughed at me and said they prescribe this more than any other drug. Clearly they have not been educated about how serious this debilitating drugs can affect people. Been taken off work due to this and unable to perform normal activity. Also a couple hours ag After learning more about this the Pharmaceutical companies need to make sure that whom ever prescribe this give a full and complete warning of possible and serious side effects. Three days since taking it I have to have co-workers pick me up and drive me to my appointments. Every day since I took one pill I hope and pray I'll wake up better, but nothing yet. Four days ago I was able to bench press 375 lbs easy and was running 2 miles a day 5 days a week. I'm a 34 year old fit muscular male. I'm 6'1' 230 lbs everybody knows me as the machine, and an absolute work horse, today I couldn't even do 5 push ups. I had to walk two blocks back and forth to the clinic twice today and that was just about all I could do. Good thing I have great friends they picked me up and took me where I needed to go. This life stopping pill should be completely removed from innocent people. After this experience, and if I come away from this and get back to normal, I will devote my time to making sure this poison gets removed from the market. Any person who gets prescribed Cipro please read this and understand that it can ruin your whole life.If you go to the doctor about these symptoms they will completely ignore what you say and leave you feeling helpless. Thus because they just go with what they know, or what they are lead to believe. The doctors are not to blame, the companies that make this stuff need to wake the fuck up a realize that one is not for all. In conclusion Cipro or any other Floroq M 34 1 days
500 MG 2X D
9/22/2014
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 1  UTI constant lower front pelvic pain with a burning sensation.which is non-stop pain.get some temp.relief from tylenol for the pain ..the infection is gone it appears but 2 day safter last dose i am still in constant pain. ask for something else .do not take Cipro F 56 10 days
500 MG 2X D
8/29/2014
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 2  Gonorrhea I've noticed during and after taking this medication that I haven't been feeling my best. Immediately after I had a loss of appetite, nausea, dizziness, extreme fatigue, depression, very gassy, diarrhea and sort of a burning feeling in my arms. My doctor told me to take probiotics to balance out my digestive tract. Not sure if it will fix everything else. They made it seem as though these side effects are rare. It also triggers my anxiety a whole lot more. F 21 3 days
500 MG
8/26/2014

 1  Intestinal Infection Blurred vision in one eye, Heat and swelling in one eye, High blood pressure, tension headache, shooting twinges, abdominal pain HORRIBLE HORRIBLE drug. Avoid black box drugs as much as possible!! Cipro messes with your central nervous system. Had to go to the ER. F 18 1 days
500mg 2X D
8/24/2014

 1  Bladder infection Ugh, the fever, headaches, dizziness, nausea, stomach cramps and muscle spasms were unbearable! F 42 10 days
500 mg
8/23/2014

 1  Suspected UTI Experienced loss of hearing in right ear, tingling in extremities, chills, dizziness, sleeplessness, headaches and sharp pains all around the body including aching joints. Never had such a bad reaction to an antibiotic. I was prescribed this lethal medicine for 14 days, but had to stop on just day 6. Informed my MD straight away and he said that it was the right thing to do considering the severe reaction. I just hope that the aches and pains in my body will subside and my hearing returns back to normal. M 43 6 days
500 2X D
8/23/2014

 1  Bladder infection I had to go to the ER with severe side pain. Had severe muscle spasms; couldn't even walk. I had taken 10 pills and they told me to stop taking them immediately. F 54 4 days
500 mg 2X D
8/20/2014

 1  UTI Took this drug one time had horrible headache, fingers tingling , eyes burning, stiff neck, knees hurt, foggy feeling, crying. Just 1 250 dose. Dr said to stop taking it ordered Bactrim now terrified to take that because of this experience. Still feelings effects today. Left arm hurts, wrist hurts, tips of fingers feel different. Hear cracking in bones now. My mind is back at least, that was a very weird and scary experience. Some can handle this drug but not for me and glad I stopped after 1 dose because the damage could have been worse. Listen to your body. F 45 1 days
250 1X D
8/19/2014
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 1  suspected infection after surgery could not stand or walk, had to use a wheelchair for 6 months, autonomic nervous system dysfunction. muscle and joint pain, vision deterioration. burning pain from nerve damage. there was not one part of me that this drug did not affect. It has been a living nightmare. That I am still going through... PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS POISON! They give this out for minor infections, or like me for no infection at all. These drugs are last resort drugs, and even then after what has happened to me, I'd take my chances. It is criminal that these pharmaceutical co.s get away with doing this to people. I pray everyday to have my life back. Don't make the same mistake I did. F 41 3 days
500mgs 2X D
8/18/2014

 1  Uti Prescribed for uti 500 mg ciprofloxacin 1 pill every 12 hours. I took the pill with food, and drank enough water in one day that my pee turned close to clear within a few hours. I'd been told to avoid sun and stop taking my daily vitamins. I followed every instruction to the t. Within hours of the first and only pill I got extremely cold, had tooth pain, then became overly exhausted which worsened through the evening, aches that made me want to cry. Then my joints started cracking like when I'd move my fingers or lift my knee. Felt like the worst flu I'd ever had. I didn't take the next pill. That happened within the first and only pill on Friday evening. Today, Monday, my right knee where I have a floating knee cap (but hasn't really hurt since I was young) flared up like the dickens. I have random shooting pains in my arms and legs. Lightly sore like getting over a cold or sleeping too long. I started taking my daily vitamin again today. Treating the uti with d-mannose and garlic. Avoiding all but water and was already avoiding naisd's (actually all meds) even prior to prescription. Hoping to heal, these stories seem tragic. F 27 1 days
500mg
8/18/2014

 1  UTI/Kidney Infection Got rid of the infection in 4 days. However, was severely fatigued and weak with tingling, numbness and burning in extremeties. Woke me out of a dead sleep with my legs feeling like they were on fire. Was very anxious while on this antibiotic so I didn't sleep well to begin with. Caused hypoglycemia. This drug replaced my horrible pain from the UTI with horrible side effects. Stopped taking this after only four days. Will never take this medicine again! F 39 10 days
500 MG 2X D
8/5/2014
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 1  prostatitis extreme anxiety, shaking. felt as if I was in a dream state and couldnt come out of it. memory loss. I would go to the gym and come out of the gym and not even remember walking into the gym and working out. This is bad stuff M 27 7 days
500mg 2X D
7/30/2014

 1  misdiagnosed with bac puemonia Joint pan , tendon rupture , poly nueropathy , vision loss , hearing loss , degenerative discs,tooth loss , memory loss , sjs , mrsa , tinitus , tendonitus , brain fog , shortness of breath , severe fatigue , lack of coordiation , no concentration , unable to finish tasks , vericose viens , heart palpatations , nightmares , suicidal thoughts , change of tastes and othere senses.... M 55 2 weeks
500
7/28/2014
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 1  Uti Mental confusion, burning sensation in arms, dizziness. F 44 3 days
7/28/2014

 1  Suspected UTI Severe pain, numbness, loss of sensation, weakness in the legs, burning, pins and needles, anxiety, ringing in hears, horrible anxiety, dry eyes and mouth. This drug is poison, pushed by legal drug dealers and overused. I'm 33 years old, my life is forever changed. I lost my marriage. I have perm nerve and tendon damage, who knows what else will occur in time. M 33 15 days
500 2X D
7/28/2014
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 1  Urinary tract infection Two hours after taking my first dose, I got burning pain in my right foot which lasted into the evening. On finding out this was a potential severe side effect, I called the on-call doctor who told me side effects with Cipro were rare and I should probably take my next dose as scheduled. When the dr. who prescribed it returned the following morning, I told her what happened, and she said the same thing. So I took the next dose as scheduled and 2 hours later the pain came back and did not go away. She switched me to Bactrim but the damage was done. Over the next few weeks the pain spread up the leg to my calf and achilles tendon, then to the other leg.. I also had popping of my knee joints, and during the first few weeks after taking the Cipro I also had panic attacks and crying spells. Took the better part of 2 years before I had any improvement. I still have the nerve pain in my feet. Two years of painful side effects from just TWO doses of this drug. After doing research I found out I was one of the lucky ones, I could have been incapacitated for life. This drug is the 21st century's thalidomide and should be banned immediately. M 54 1 days
250 mg 2X D
7/28/2014

 1  uti Central and peripheral Nervous System, tendons, ligaments. Neuropathies all over, really painful, and disabling experience. My legs withered within 2 months, and my foot flopped 4 days later after the 3rd & last pill. Severe stabbing nerve pains in my arms, temperature problems from one leg to the other. Endless things manifesting over several months then at one year still more. I did my research, I am very knowledgeable about this class of drugs. Criminal. Watch American Addict the documentary, or PBS NEWS HOUR " Certain Antibiotics Spur Widening Reports of Severe Side Effects" Honestly, there is no one person who could fathom the severity of these drugs...because it is that bad. This is truly a act of treason to approve a class of drugs that is so destructive & not inform the medical community about what it is, and does!! All these people being tortured, maimed,...for the profit of these corporations! I have been through a very challenging experience. I am deeply grateful to be able to walk and stand again, and buy my groceries, and clean my house, and walk into a mall on hard cement. Anyone who would like to learn about non pharmaceutical treatments I received, you are welcome to email me. There is no magic potion, but the treatment I got, turned things around and that is worth sharing with others. This would be for those that are disabled, like I was. Neurological issues, CNS, peripheral nerves & tendons/ arms, legs, standing walking. God Bless and stay faithful...do not give up. F 50 2 days
500 1X D
7/22/2014
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 1  bacterial overgrowth in digestive t Neuralgic pain in joints, sensitivity to light, depression, tendonitis in knees, elbows, hip flexor(still an issue 5 months later), right side of face swollen and painful, sharp chest pain, slowly subsiding after 5 months!!! I am a healthy, fit, woman, this drug made me feel like I had a disease. It is poison. Anything with a name that ends with CIDE means it kills. This should NOT be given to anyone.!! F 54 10 days
250 x2 day
7/16/2014

 1  UTI Took only 4pills. Told Dr could not take any more. Could not walk on 3rd day.Very wobbly,dizzy,lightheaded . then began to have pain in each joint ,tendon ,and muscle, one at a time , Then all at once. Much pain &,fatigue after just regular use. Hand tendons and ankles , shoulders , hip groin, elbows , knees ,neck, wrists . they all hurt now and still do after 1,month, although wobbliness has subsided Everyhing pops & cracks Have never felt like this & afraid it will last indefinitely. F 55 2 days
25O mg
7/14/2014

 1  Cipro XL Anyone give Fluoroquinolone eye drops ear drops? These can blind you or make you go deaf. They also give FQs in the ER through IV and Needle injection too! Harmed by Cipro, Levaqin. Avelox Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics?" Search and Watch 16x9 Bitter Pills - Side Effects Global News" http://youtu.be/Scyd59nUG7s http://youtu.be/jCGVf0j5FgM It is first an extremy strong Chemotheraputic drug, and 2ndly a dangerous antibiotic that if given should be in fatal state. NOT FOR SINUS INFECTIONS, UTIs or even for Cuts ... Within hours my eyes crissed crossed (double vision), horrific physcotic nightmares everynight for 4 mths, sudden arthritis/osteoprosis 3-4 mths later after complete numbing from finger tips to shoulders in both arms... Zapping, pins and needkes, total stiffness like my arms were dry solid clay, electrical zaps... After it started fading and cups slipping and breaking - now i am in chronic severe arthritsis/oesteprosis pain in my fingers, hands, wrist, forearms and my lower spine that i never had priblems with is so bad i need to see a sugeon. I am now partially disabled on half my body, 24/7 chronic pain Fabrymolagia from chemicals ... fluoroqinoles is on of yhd main diagnoised of Fabromyalgia. My muscles, joints... My organs especially my kidneys feels extremly swelled and alwayys tge feel it is about to explode. I have to many adverse reactions still coming out every 3-4 months. I reported to FDA , and my doctor is under investigation F 49 10 days
1000 MG
7/7/2014
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 1  Wanted to treat an "infection" ER Visit with fluids running through me until the huge whelp that was my entire body decided to subside. hives stayed with me for over a month if I was fatigued, or hot F 55 1 days
1X D
6/30/2014
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 1  Uti Cramping, every muscle hurts, stiffness, swollen ankles, eye pain, hurts all over and now have pain on right lower side of back F 6 days
2X D
6/29/2014

 1  Parasitic bacterial infection I was initially misdiagnosed with a stomach virus and had to go back to the Doctor as I was extremely sick a week later. A second Doctor suggested that I may have a parasitic infection and prescribed CIPRO. After my second day, 4th pill, I started to feel tingling and burning sensations in both of my legs. I immediately stopped taking the pills and at this moment still feel weakness in both of my legs followed by occasional muscle spasms. I am praying that it won't get worse. Do not take this drug if it prescribed to you, even though it did get rid of my infection. I am scared and worried that my body has now been poisoned as it feels different than before and I am an athletic 40 year old man in great shape. Update: I have been doing research as of late to see if I could find anything to counter the painful effects of Cipro and started taking a magnesium supplement which seems to have considerably helped stop the twitching and general weakness in my legs. I am feeling close to 100% again but am still aware of the unknown and long term effects that seem to be associated with Cipro. M 40
500 MG 1X D
6/24/2014
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 1  diahrrea re: poss. food poisoning Extreme fatigue, weakness, joint pain in hips and knees. Dr. prescribed this to take on a trip to SE Asia in case of an intestinal infection. That was the extent of his instruction. Prior to taking cipro I was very fit and strong. Shortly before taking I had been cross-country skiing every week and often walked 4-5 miles easily. After 4 weeks the extreme fatigue was gone, but still become fatigued much easier and generally feel like the cipro has aged me many years. 6 weeks after taking it, still have much hip pain after walking an easy mile. Becomes too painful to continue after 2 miles or being on my feet for an hour such as when shopping. Gait becomes wobbly due to weakness in hip. This not improved since I stopped the cipro. This drug is to be taken as a last resort in case of a life-threatening infection that nothing else cures. M 56 2 days
500 2X D
6/22/2014

 1  ear infection My hip has been extremely sore as if I injured it somehow. I narrowed it down to the fact that this all started when I started taking cipro. Antiinflammatory drugs are NOT helping. 39 7 days
500
6/19/2014

 1  prostatitis I still have knee pain and kind of swelling one year after discontinuing the medicine. It is ruining my life. M 31 6 weeks
500 2X D
6/13/2014

 1  UTI Worst drug known to mankind. Still experiencing side effects 3 years later. Achy joints, muscle tension, spasms and twitches, peripheral neuropathy, white matter deterioration on MRI, dizziness, the list goes on. If I was offered cipro or rat poison in the future, I'd take my chances with rat poison. Ask for anything other than cipro. If you experience the devastating affects of cipro, do whatever you can to ingest an anti-inflammatory diet. A daily chelated magnesium supplement helped my nervous system and muscles so much. Water, detox, lower your stress levels. Remember your body is designed to find alignment and you WILL heal over time. F 27 2 days
1X D
6/12/2014

 1  prostate biopsy Breathing difficulties. Heat intolerance. Tingling sensations. Disorientation. Confusion. Dizziness. Double vision. Sweating. Severe tremors. Memory problems. Chronic fatigue. Hallucinations. Anxiety. Paranoia. Seizure. M 65 3 days
500 mg
6/12/2014
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 1  To prevent a UTI after cystoscopy Headache, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, vivid nightmarish dreams, extreme fatigue Have taken cipro 6 times after cystoscopies for bladder cancer checkups. This last time I got very ill with headache, dizziness, swollen throat, fatigue, loss of appetite. I ended up in urgent care and now have been proclaimed to have had a " reaction to cipro". I will never take this drug again. Am hoping the effects wear off. It has been 2 weeks and today was the first day i felt a bit better. M 59 3 days
500mg 2X D
6/6/2014

 1  Bronchitis This fucking poison sucks! Avoid like plague... Ruined my fucking life... Evil shit... I was young and had it all and this shit took it all away... Fuck bayer... Fuck Johnson and Johnson and their poison (levaquin) as well .... I hope someone fucking slaughters the sons of bitches in FDA and companies whom allow this shit to still be prescribed... Wish someone would bomb these fuckers headquarters and slaughter their god damned children burn their houses to the ground and skull fuck their charred skeletal remains and piss on their ashes oh if only an army would form to exterminate these vile drugs and the excuses for life that perpetuate their production F 33 6 days
200 mg
6/5/2014

 1  diverticulitis Anxiety swelling purplish colored skin felt likei was gonna die couldnt sit still muscles very tense and sweating F 37 2 days
5/29/2014

 1   BEWARE of anyone claiming they have a cure for the horrific & often crippling/disabling side effects of this poisonous antibiotic. A cure does not exist. It's bad enough that we were poisoned for $$ in the first place, and then to have snake oil salesmen descend upon us once we've fallen ill, well that's just disgusting and disgraceful. F
1X D
5/28/2014

 1  Seroma extraction Started feeling like I was having a panic attack. Heart beating fast, palipatations. Insomnia. Feel scared. F 34 2 days
500 mg
5/28/2014

 1  Greek Dr prescribed viral infection I should have listened to my intuition, you don't need antibiotics for a viral infection - but felt so ill abroad on holiday - trusted GP but now experiencing dreadful pain in wrists and ankle joints, swelling, fatigue, and anxiety. Back in UK Dr advised to cease taking, but didn't say how long these side effects will last. I'm exhausted and feel like I've aged 20 years overnight. F 56 3 days
500 2X D
5/22/2014

 1  bacterial infection I ONLY TOOK IT TWICE I CAN BARELY WALK CAN'T USE MY LEFT ARM CAN BARELY TAKE A BATH EMOTIONALLY DEPRESSED CAN'T WORK CAN HARDLY WIPE MYSELF IM BEYOND DISCOURAGED BT IM CONTINUOUSLY PRAYING FOR BETTER DAYS. I RECOMMEND CIPRO TO NO ONE 26 2 days
500mg
5/13/2014

 1  UTI 1 year of complete hell. Pain all over body. Disorientation. Floaters in eyes. Head pressure. Spasm in back. CNS issues. M 27 5 days
500mg 1X D
5/10/2014

 1  Kidney Systemic Tendon & ligament pain and disability. Central & Peripheral Nervous System problems. Neurological issues. Unable to walk, stand, or lay on my side. Excruciating pain in limbs, and feet. Weight loss, gum loss, hair loss. Trouble using arms and hands. Severe horrific experience. Only took 3 tablets. Set off auto-imune response for Sjorgrens. Dreadful and terrifying experience. I am now able to walk, stand, work, exercise again. Anyone severely injured, or disabled is welcome to contact me if you want to learn about the safe/ care I received that got me walking again. This experience led me to the reality of the FDA & Pharma practices of profit from knowingly disabling thousands & thousands of people for their profit. I like so many of us are no longer putting myself or family in their hands again. F 51 1.5 days
500 mg 2X D
5/9/2014
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 1  my dr recommended it for infection. I experienced pain in my right arm mm back pain and my gum became inflamed which was extremely painful F 43 1 weeks
5/7/2014
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 1  Prostatitis Right after I took the pills, I noticed that my tendons would hurt after stretching and my right foot felt numb for like a week. But it wasnt that bad. Then about 3 months later the tendons in my right arm inflamed and things have gotten worse since then. The tendons at pretty much every joint hurt now, especially after activitiy (walking for a little period of time = pain in knees and feet the next 3 days, a day working at the computer = pain in hands, elbows and shoulders). Also I'm experiencing a horrible amount of crackling and popping sounds at all of my joints including my rips, which they have never done before. Now if for example I hang up laundry to dry, my hands crack up to 40 times doing so (my doctor was trying to tell me, that the cracking of joints is totally normal, which of course it is, just not this amount, so I counted it once). It's been 5 months since I took the pills and the pain only got better a little bit. Please do not take this drug unless there is no alterna M 27 10 days
500 mg 2X D
4/29/2014

 1  Inflammation by frenulum lesion of penis I was taking the cipro for about 6 days, but I was prescribed to take it for 7 days. I took it for 6 days, but on the 7 th day( even before taking it) my hands were shaking and I waa feeling like hypoglycemia. so I didn't take it at all on the 7 th day. after 5 days of quiting it it felt the same feelings, like hungry all the time and so and on rime I woke up at the middle of the night with totally empty feeling in my stomach and I was hungry. the next day it improved I dont feel tired but a little feeling of hunger is always there. I dicided to contact a hospital and the would make me blood test (a lot of them) Is there anyone who have experienced this? and does anyone know how long the side effects will stay? M 25 6 days
500 mg twice a day
4/26/2014
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 3  kidney infection and uti I took cipro 1000 mg daily for 10 days for a severe kidney infection. Saved my life! But had temporary weird joint crackling. 4 months later took it again for a uti, 500 mg daily for 3 days. Cleared up the uti but this time I have mild nerve damage; tingling left hand. Its unknown if it will resolve itself. F 30 3 days
250
4/23/2014
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 1  Severe Strep Throat Major loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, acid reflux, dizziness, tiredness, weakness and disorientation. Don't take this medication unless you are dying! This is some awful stuff and I will never take this again. F 23 5 days
500mg 2X D
4/22/2014
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 1  Sinus infection Insomnia, rapid heart beat, heart palpitations, anxiety. I wasn't expecting any of this since I handle all medications quite well. Will never take again. M 48 3 days
2x 500
4/20/2014
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 1  UTI Horrific debilitating medicine prescribed by my doctor and approved by FDA. I *was* a healthy 47 year old mountain hiker until this medicine in December stopped me from walking. My symptoms Ive experienced are as follows: photosensitivity in left eye, confusion, loss of balance, muscle twitching, muscle spasm, tingling, burning, pins and needles, shooting pain in arms, legs, hands, scalp, and feet. Multiple Tendenopathy in both feet, both ankles, both knees, both elbows, both wrists, both thumbs. PAINFUL. Unable to walk without pain or for any distance such as down the driveway. . Must shuffle or hobble to another room. Unable to use hands to chop food or open a water bottle. Hair has fallen out. Rash on chest, neck, back, face, and legs. Neck sounds as if there is bubble wrap twisting in it when I turn my head. Jaw pops. In summary...I have suffered agonizing pain that I had never experienced in my life. It has not gone away. I have had to see Opthamologist, Neurologist, Hematologis Horrific Damaging Medicine. F 5 days
250mg 2X D
4/9/2014
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 1  UTI I started taking this drug for a UTI and only made it through 3 days of it. I ended up extremely nauseous, having very bad joint pains, and then I ended up in ICU because of severe chest pain. I seriously thought I was having a heart attack. I was in there for 4 days. During the first 2 days, the doctors wanted to do a couple tests for my heart and forgot to give me the Cipro. By the end of the second day, they realized I hadn't taken Cipro and since I was already in ICU, they gave me one more dose to see what happened. Again, severe chest pain, joint pain worsened, and to top it off, I had a severe anxiety attack and it felt like my bones were breaking. I went home from ICU on the fourth day with a different antibiotic. I will never take this again! F 32 3 days
500mg 3X D
4/3/2014

 2  UTI I had a headache the first three days of taking this drug and all I wanted to do was lie down. I managed to finish the medication but about six days into the medication I started having ankle pain, joint pain, barely sleeping and just feeling exhausted all the time. I will not take this drug again. Too many side effects. F 55 10 days
500 MG 2X D
3/28/2014

 1  Uti/bladder infection Was very afraid to take Cipro because of the posts I read online about it. Went to my doctor and asked for something else I also asked if anyone had complained about bad side effects. He said no, he's never had a patient complain. I am a nice girl so I took his word for it. On the first pill I was fine my uti pain was gone. I drank tons if water and used the bathroom a lot. 2nd pill in I had a migraine and very bad gas. 3rd pill in another bad migraine. I then stopped letting my boyfriend and parents control my actions on this matter and stopped taking Cipro. (They were only worried about the infection spreading which I could understand). Now this is my first day off of it and I feel horrible pains through my whole body. My wrists and elbows keep popping and it's scaring me so bad. I have been up crying for a couple hours reading these posts afraid of living with these joint pains. My bf is going to help get some magnesium in me tomorrow in fight of this nasty drug. I'm afraid of what the next two weeks hold for me or even 7 months from now. I'm getting my first apartment going to have an awesome job, wanna get married to my marine and live happy :'( I am afraid of brain side effects since I am already always anxious. I wonder if anyone got through the muscle pains and cramps in a short period of time. I will never let them harm my body like this again. F 23 3 days
2x 3 days
3/18/2014
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 1  UTI This is a pill that I plan to never take again. I took it for a whole 7 days. This stuff made me feel horrible. My stomach never felt settled the whole time I was on it. I had lack of appetite, blurred vision, lightheadness, dizziness. And, even though I did a whole course of treatment, it did not cure a thing. Not worth taking at all F 38 7 days
2X D
3/18/2014
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 5  Kidney Infection The only side effect I noticed was a slight flushing in my face. Have taken Cipro several times due to me being allergic to almost everything. Great med for me. I do take it easy though when on the medicine. No running or climbing just to be on the safe side. F 39 10 days
2X D
3/12/2014

 1  typhoid fever On the second night of taking cipro I had a feeling of rodents running all over my body in d middle of the night and realized that though scared, I couldn't move my limbs. I had a terrible weakness in d left side of my body that day and had to support my left arm with d tight whenever I had to lift it. This is about a month later and I'm still being awoken every night with abnormal sensations in my body. Also have a metallic taste in my mouth up till now. M 31 2 days
500mg
3/11/2014
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 4  Sinus infection I have read many comments ref cipro and do not understand why so many issues with this medicine. It is the only one that has ever helped me with my sinus infections and I have used it approximately 5 times over the past 8 years or so. I do however now understand why my son's doctor will not prescribe for his sinus infection. He has already been on two medicines and nothing has worked. Hopefully there is is something else that will help and not this scary medicine. Now plan on taking him to see a specialists. As for many of these comments... some sounds like doctor negligence. Why would you ever take an antibiotic for a flu???? F 45 10 days
500 2X D
3/5/2014
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 1  kidney infection Weakness in arms and legs. Muscle pain. Shortness of breath. Fatigue. F 24 3 days
3/2/2014

 1  UTI & Sinus Infection Since the third day of taking this drug I have experienced horrible upper back pain between my shoulder blades, burning sensation in my lower legs and right hand, swelling of my right hand, headache, nausea, upset stomach, worst of all breathlessness, rapid heartbeat to the point of passing out! Please DO NOT take this medication if offered to you. Ask for something else. It's your body so exercise your right as a patient to refuse this medicine and request something else. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION! THIS IS ANOTHER HORRIBLE AND DANGEROUS MEDICINE THAT SHOULD NO LONGER BE MANUFACTURED AND GIVEN TO ILL PATIENTS SEEKING RELIEF.... NOT ADDITIONAL MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR WORST CASE SENARIO, UNEXPECTED DEATH! F 54 4 days
2X D
2/23/2014

 1  UTI I took 3.5 pills of Cipro 34 months ago and have since become completely crippled by pain and bed ridden. My ongoing symptoms include: full body tendinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, muscle pain, muscle wasting, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, metatarsalgia, exploding blood vessels, rashes, photosensitivity, photophobia, blurred vision, floaters, taste aberrations, anxiety attacks, dissociation, depression, insomnia, hypersomnia, REM sleep disorder, memory loss, aphasia, brain fog and paradoxical reactions to everything from camomile tea to Gabapentin. This poison has completely destroyed my life. Never ever ever take a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. This stuff is handy out like candy for minor infections when it should be reserved for life or death situations. Fluoroquinolones destroy mitochondrial DNA, they cause multi-systemic shut down and many people never recover. F 33 3 days
500 2X D
2/16/2014
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 1  prostate infection Insomnia, tendonopathy, tinnitus, ssuicidal thought, peripheral neuropathy, digestive problems, vision problems, heart arrhythmia . M 38 6 weeks
500
2/16/2014

 1   Has Cipro destroyed your body/health/life? You are certainly not alone! There are untold thousands of us with more people falling victim to this legal poison every single day. Please join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/46690244194/ Don't forget to report your adverse reaction to the FDA! This global massacre of innocent & unsuspecting individuals by Bayer Pharmaceuticals must STOP! File your FDA report here: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/
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2/7/2014

 1  Diverticulitis Psychosis. Derealization. Depersonalization. General unwell feeling. Headaches. I am a medical professional and never experienced such scary symptoms in my life. AVOID. M 33 10 days
2/4/2014

 5  For a bacterial pnuemonia shot reac I am afraid of the runs and she put on it for a reaction to bacterial pneumonia shot and four days of prenizone do I have to take it for seven days four times s day F 68 7 days
500 mg
2/2/2014
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 1  Prostatitis I was diagnosed with prostatitis and given Cipro for 30 days. I made it through 21 days of treatment before the side effects nearly crippled me. At day 21, I began to experience pain in my right elbow and ankle. I stopped taking Cipro immediately. Over the next two weeks, tendinitis spread to every joint in my body - literally from my ankles to my jaw. I went from being healthy and active to unable to walk 30 feet without excruciating pain. It has been 3 months and I'm happy to report that I've made a 90% recovery. I still have tendinitis in both of my elbows, but the other joints seem to be ok at this point. I would not recommend this drug as a first line therapy under any circumstance and will never take another antibiotic in this class as long as I live. I'm not a medical doctor, but I believe Cipro should only be used as an absolute last resort in a life or death situation. M 35 4 weeks
500 MG x 2
2/2/2014

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