Drug Ratings for CIPRO

Average Rating: 1.7 (1649 Ratings)

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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/
1X D
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

 1  pseudomona aeruginosa in my lungs Always worked out at the gym.Did squats all the way down with bar bell.After taking ciproflaxin started having joint pain and tendinitis in my wrist and shoulder.Extremely painful.Was also prescribed by my pulmonary Dr Levoquin off and on for almost a year F 53 2 months
750 mg
1/26/2014
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 1  Kidney Infection After being on 250 mg for 10 days, by my GP, I began to feel a tightness within the arch of my right foot, I was sent to follow up with a Urologist, who decided to increase the Cipro to 500mgs for an additional 5 days, within an hour of the first 500mg dose,my world spiraled out of control. Both my left,and right foot turned inward at the ankles and contracted like they were shriveling up, the tendons felt like piano wires that were so tight they were about to snap. The same thing happened in my hamstring area behind both knees, my hip flexor area, Groin, and my right hand closed with excruciating pain, the tendons in my palm were so tight I could not open my hand without fear of snapping something. On a scale of 1-10 The "Terror factor" was 12 as I felt tendons contracting and tightening, waiting for a sudden snap. I had NO IDEA what was happening to my body. The worst part was trying to get help: I contacted My General Practitioner telling him what was going on, and what sh Cipro is on the "FDA BLACK BOX LIST" which is in small letters on the prescription packaging . I usually don't read because I trusted my doctor too much in him not giving me something that could adversely destroy my health. Yeah, My Kidney infection is gone, but so is my ability to ever walk without a cane or make a fist . Cipro is a Terror drug, its symptoms seem to return every time you eat infected beef, or dairy products, Because Its synthetic, nano remnants of Cipro remain in the body increasing relapse with the same side effects months later out of nowhere, I eventually realized that my tendons in my right ankle area had disintegrated. Only after this I was told to combat the Cipro by taking "Ionized Magnesium" which was helping with the other tendinitis like effects from this poisonous quinolone. The FDA has to stop pandering to the Drug Companies and Take this Poison off the Market NOW! Let it be known to those of you out there who were "Floxed" by Cipro,- that the Beef and Dairy Industry uses Cipro, and other "Quinolones" to combat bacterial infections in the treatment of 'cow utter disease' in the dairy industry, and "hoof and mouth, and other infections in the beef industry. Quinolones do not cook off when you prepare food, -You get sick all over again with the symptoms every time you eat infected meat, or dairy products from infected cows. AVOID CIPRO, And it's other names within the "Quinolone" list. M 49 12 days
250&500 2X D
1/23/2014
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 1  Misdiagnosed UTI I was misdiagnosed with a UTI and prescribed Cipro(POISON). Excruciating pain in my elbows, muscle spasms, possible peripheral neuropathy, and extreme anxiety. I am otherwise very relaxed, but this crap has me on the edge of my seat with worry. Its been 2 days since I've been off this poison, and all I can do is hope that it gets better soon. I am healthy and very active, and I can't afford to be crippled by some pharmaceutical crap that should not exist in the first place. I will NEVER take it again and either should anyone. The folks at Bayer and the pharma reps must have no souls because they know the side effects, but don't care about people and only care about profits. The American Medical industry sickens me and is no doubt run by evil creatures that don't deserve to be called humans. How they can allow this stuff to be on the market is beyond words, and every one of those creatures should be put in prison or better yet, forced to take the drug themselves. I only took it for two days and luckily I found this website with all these accounts of adverse affects. I stopped taking it immediately and threw the rest of it in the garbage where it belongs.On the second day of dosage I went to the gym with a buddy of mine and the next day I started experiencing odd pain in my elbow joints. I have attributed it to lifting weights, and possible tennis elbow. I hope so much thats all it is. Last night I experienced such intense burning pain in my elbows it woke me up. It was some of the worst pain I have ever felt. Please whatever you do, NEVER TAKE CIPRO and I mean NEVER. There are plenty of other AB's out there and natural remedies for most ailments. I wish I had done more research before ingesting this poison. I am trying to remain positive about the situation as I am strong willed and have a great passion for life. I will never let it take that from me. I am way too young to have problems like this, and please do your best to avoid this drug at ALL COSTS M 22 2 days
500mg 1X D
1/18/2014
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 1  UTI I am absolutely overwhelmed with the onset of pain in the following joints: elbows, wrists, shoulders, knees & ankles - especially the left Achilles Tendon. I have pain and fatigue in my biceps, triceps, forearms, shoulders and back. I am experiencing shooting nerve pain through 1/2 of my right hand, as well as both forearms and right thigh. I am athletic and normally physically fit, however I am exhausted and debilitated by the simplest of activities. Absolutely horrified about this antibiotic, especially after doing intensive research over the past several weeks. I will never allow myself to be put on this again and will do what I can to keep others from suffering also! F 42 10 days
500 2X D
1/17/2014
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 1  UTI I am experiencing intense hip pain after taking Cipro. I started doing my own research after taking 4 doses and I am in shock. I pray I have not done irreversible damage by taking this medicine. I am waiting for my Dr. to return my call. I refuse to ever take this or any drug in its family again. I feel so sorry for the lives that have been forever changed by this poison! Do not take this! The cons outweigh the pros! F 24 2 days
500 mg 2X D
1/8/2014

 1  Sinus infection and or respiratory A few days after taking the full prescription I developed skin lessions on my hands and forearms. Reddish purple blister in streaks and spots and then the epidermal , thin outer layer of skin would split apart and ooze, No itching or paid just alot of skabs lessions on hands and forearms. Noticing its taking along time to head and looks like it my scar, 58 year old male. wont take it again M 58 7 days
500 mg 2X D
1/8/2014
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 1  unconfirmed bacterial infection F 37 7 days
500mg 2X D
1/5/2014
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 1  Uti Burning in legs arms and wrists. Some pain in right ankle. Pain in wrists. Moderate pain on left leg when stand too long. Possible tendonitis. Took 3 pills and stopped bc of burning feelings. Worst drug ever. Been two weeks and some days symotoms better and other days worse. Will post again if any new changes better or worse. F 33 2 days
500 mg
12/17/2013

 1  cipro Who would EVER think I've taken this and now it is thinking perfect sense. I have had UTI's on and off from May 30th 2013 to current December 2013. Occurrence DaVinci robotic surgery for hysterectomy due to cancer. I have had more urinary infections then I can imagine tomorrow I go for a MRI with contrast. I'm going to bring this up to my doctor and find out what's going on. I am appalled on what I've been reading. I get muscle spasms starting at my feet going at my legs and been thinking it was from an injury years ago but as I look on to the current it's been getting worse since I've been on antibiotics. I've never taken any , therapy or radiationas the cancer doctor stated they got it. I was overdose in the hospital 3 times I have my medical records. That's pretty sickening my name put somebody else drugs in your veins and then write stupid report that they had to inject me as I was afraid to do it myself. I was very aware I just could not live I was so out of it. So they figure they can counter act and write a stupid report that I feared doing it so they did it for me. If I would have been able to get up and out of the bed I would have ran their necks. Back to the point of cipro. It is a disgusting situation that I am now going to look into. I got the information off of youtube from a man who stated that cipro has almost killed him. I am afraid to take most antibiotics I do take probiotics 85 billion per pill I make sure I take them 2 per day at the same time. I have lost F 54 10 days
100 mg
12/16/2013

 1  UTI Pain in joints. Blurry vision. About 20 different side effects. I felt like my body was shutting down. M 49 6.5 days
500 2X D
11/29/2013
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 3  UTI I was prescribed this drug for a UTI. I had taken it in the distant past for sinusitis with no problem, and this time, I had no major problems until Day 6, aside from some minor dizziness here and there. On Day 6, though, I suddenly developed heart palpitations, accompanied by profuse sweating (while shaking like a leaf), and numbness/tingling in my left foot and left hand. Scary stuff! I have two pills left as I was supposed to take this for 7 days, but I will not be taking them! I never read the side effects when I am prescribed a drug, because if something occurs I want to rule out the psychosomatic. So I had no idea, until I developed major symptoms, of what the known side effects even were. I immediately checked, though, and lo and behold, everything I experienced is listed. Thankfully, I didn't get the muscle pains or permanent muscle damage that some others did (at least not yet). Hopefully, 6 days was long enough to cure my UTI. F 56 6 days
500 MG 2X D
11/25/2013

 1  Suspected UTI/ Misdiagnosed Nausea and Headache Pins and needles in feet / ankles, progressing upwards to knees Pins and needs in hands Shooting/ Stabbing pain in toes and fingertips Shooting pain in elbow and left shoulder All this after taking 2 days. The Pins and needles started the day after I finished taking them and have persisted (8 days later) The GP doesn't seem concerned at all, I've been to see numerous amounts of pharmacists for their opinions - they too have never come across this before. Starting to get worried about this now. I'm a triathlete and now worried about running due to making this worse. How much longer will this goes on for?? I've warned my wife not to take this drug, as I believe there are safe alternatives out there. Very annoyed at GP as I didn't even have an infection but was given to me as precaution -Now the doctors don't even want to know! Even my wife is starting to think it's all in my head.. very strange drug and potentially very dangerous according to other reviews out there too.. M 30 2 days
500MG 2X D
11/25/2013

 1  Influenza Partially dissolved 6 tendons in my legs, still some what crippled 7 months later. To help all with these terrible side effects, a combination of collagen, vitamins especially C, amino acids with minerals is helping me. Have been taking some for 7 months, but collagen for only about 2 months. M 59 5 days
500 2X D
11/23/2013
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 1  Uti EXTREME burning in the vaginal area that wasn't yeast or bacteria, extreme fatigue and dizziness. Random pains and muscle twitching. It's been 4 wks and burning is gone but still weak, dizzy, stomach upset etc. DO NOT take this class of drugs!!! They are terrible. I'm terrified. I've taken it many times before unaware of side effects til now. F 35 2 days
500mg 2xd
10/30/2013
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 1  diverticulitis pain numbness tingling in feet can hardly walk. pain in hands F 57 5 months
500 3X D
10/28/2013

 1  Flu Beware of this drug! This drug should be removed from the market, and every person who promotes this drug should be locked up in prison for life. This drug is one of the most dangerous drugs in the entire world -- to be used in life or death situations only -- yet my doctor prescribed this to me for the simple flu. Now I can no longer walk without pain, and on the good days, my legs are completely numb so I can't feel the pain because I can't feel my legs. All of the joints in my body now have arthritis, and I can barely pick up a pencil without pain. This drug turned into an old man at only 40 years old. Any doctor who prescribes this to you is a criminal! Beware of this drug! This drug should be removed from the market, and every person who promotes this drug should be locked up in prison for life. This drug is one of the most dangerous drugs in the entire world -- to be used in life or death situations only -- yet my doctor prescribed this to me for the simple flu. Now I can no longer walk without pain, and on the good days, my legs are completely numb so I can't feel the pain because I can't feel my legs. All of the joints in my body now have arthritis, and I can barely pick up a pencil without pain. This drug turned into an old man at only 40 years old. Any doctor who prescribes this to you is a criminal! M 40 5 days
250 MG 2X D
10/26/2013
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 1   Today marks 4 YEARS since I lost my life to Cipro. I took just 12 pills over the course of six days for a suspected UTI and have been completely crippled ever since. I have now spent exactly 1,461 days "living" in bed, as I am no longer able to walk. I'd just turned 30 years old when I was poisoned. Today I'm 34, on disability (keep paying your taxes--I depend on you!) and am back living with my parents. Life as I once knew it is so far gone that I can barely even remember what it felt like to be alive. Every day for me is the exact same & it is both mentally and physically torturous. I'm amazed that I haven't killed myself. No words can begin to describe the HELL that Cipro is capable of unleashing on the human body. If you at all value your body, your health, your mobility, your independence & your quality of life: STAY FAR, FAR AWAY from Cipro and all other antibiotics in its class! They can and do cripple previously healthy individuals for life. My doctor conveniently omitted that fact when he prescribed me Cipro, and yours will too. The FDA is fully aware of what this drug is doing to people and yet they turn a blind eye. The criminals at Bayer Pharmaceuticals deserve death for what they are knowingly doing to the unsuspecting public with this poison. They are murderers. You can read my complete story & learn the TRUTH about Cipro by visiting my website: www.ciproispoison.com M 34
1X D
10/25/2013

 1  Unconfirmed UTI LIFE CHANGING ANTIBIOTIC FOR THE WORSE!! After two days on this drug, I experienced intense muscle pain, tendinitis, peripheral neuropathy, twitching muscles, insomnia, and heart palpitations. I was fortunate enough to stop taking this drug immediately after experiencing toxicity because many have been disabled for life. Go online and read all the stories. They are heartbreaking. Two months later, I still have mild neuropathy and can't do more than light walking. My diet is heavily restricted and I spend way too much money on supplements and doctor visits. My doctor never should have prescribed this antibiotic for an unconfirmed UTI. The medical community has been misled and deceived by the floraquinolone drug reps about its safety, which is very unfortunate for all of us. F 37 2 days
250MG 2X D
10/16/2013
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 1  Diarrhea Hives all over the body appeared within one hour of taking the fist pill. I stopped using Cipro after the first pill. It took 24 hours until my hives were gone. F 29 1 days
500mg 2X D
10/9/2013

 1  UTI Severe diarrhea lasting two weeks, tendonitis biceps and achilles, partial rotator cuff tear, muscle spasms and twitching various muscle and joint pain. I am a massage therapist but now i am struggling to work now. Doctors need to do research on the drugs that they are prescribing and not just believe what the pharmaceutical reps are saying. F 60 4 days
500 2X D
10/3/2013
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 1  UTI After 3 days I woke up with severe vertigo and ringing in my ears. It lasted for 3 months after stopping taking the medicine. I couldn't look down when I was standing up or the room would spin. The horrible ringing in my ears wouldn't stop for 3 months. TERRIBLE MEDICINE!!!! F 41 3 days
1X D
9/30/2013

 1  UTI I took this a year ago when I had surgery and never made the connection that it was Cipro until I took it again for a UTI. I would awake with my wrists aching so badly even the Vicodin I had from my surgery would not relieve it. I finally made the connection when I started taking it this past week and felt that same pain! I also had been smelling a weird burning plastic smell that no one else can. I am also achy all over and have pain more so in my right leg and foot. I have always known antibiotics to cause a little gastrointestinal distress but nothing like this! I took my probiotics and did not get diarrhea. Last year around this time after taking Cipro, I had bent down to pick up a DVD and my back locked up. I could not even sit right. I was out of commission for a week on a hot/cold pack. I can figure no other reason for that happening. I am normally a very active, in shape mother that has had no previous issues that led me to bed rest. I am reading that a lot of the issues arise after stopping Cipro so I've had the issues with my wrists, smell, pain in leg/foot. I am praying that I experience nothing more. This drug should be taken off the market. It took care of my one issue, but gave me many more. F 30 3 days
250
9/30/2013
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 1   lose joints, foggy eye sight for few days. My useless doctor prescribed me 750 MG in the first dose. I took one and realized the effects and then stopped them. They are probably recommending it for the financial benefits from the manufacturers as this drug is extremely costly without insurance. M 30 1 days
750 MG 1X D
9/27/2013

 1  Diarrhea Extreme, constant 24-7 pain in legs for MONTHS after taking this drug. Still in pain now. Don't know if the pain will ever subside. Can barely even walk now, and I used to bicycle 8 miles per day. This drug is the devil. It is extremely dangerous. Do not take this drug. It was designed for people suffering from Anthrax poisoning, not everyday problems. The people at Bayer should be put in prison for manufacturing this drug. M 41 5 days
250 mg 2X D
9/26/2013
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 1  urinary tract infection Anaphylactic shock. Began after 1st dose at home with flushing on face and neck, then nausea, anxiety, extreme body shaking, heart racing, and finally, difficulty breathing. At walk-in clinic, doctor treated me and kept returning to check over 3-4 hours. Breathing okay after treatment, other symptoms continued. Prescribed Cipro multiple times over the years. No discussion of potential harm. Doctor at walk-in clinic kept saying, I can't believe it, i.e. couldn't believe Cipro would cause this reaction. She gave me prescription for another antibiotic; took next day and symptoms began again. Haven't taken an antibiotic since. Found a naturopathic physician (now my primary caregiver) and another effective way to treat UTI without drugs. That was 5 years ago. Rarely experience any problems now. F 67 1 days
prescribed 2X D
9/25/2013

 1  Preventive measure after a colonosc Achilles tendon torn, all tendons& joints damaged,frozen shoulder,rash,rapid heart rate,COPD,fainting,dizzy,brain fog,tinnitus,migraines,blurry& double vision,retina detachment,severe insomnia,memory loss,tremors in arms,vomiting,C different,MSG,recurring UTI,blood in urine& feces,fibromyalgia,chronic fatigue,renal impairment,liver impairment,hernia pushing through diaphragm into heart,enlarged & distended bladder,on&on...Fluroquinolones are POISON & MUST be taken off market! It's now 12 years since being given Cipro as preventive measure,no culture proving there was infection. I was forced to quit working as the FQ toxicity has caused horrific damage. I no longer am able to drive. Am unable to walk,just shuffle inside home. I have been a shut-in,homebound for several years. These POISONS (FQs) are killers! Bayer & J&J are criminals. The injured must receive necessary and just compensation swiftly. Thousands upon thousands of people have had their world F 62 10 days
750MG 2X D
9/25/2013
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 1  suspected Uti pain in joints, weakness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, sore tendons, stomach problems, damage to right eye, peripheral neuropathy. These antibiotics are poison. They have taken 18 months of my life ......so far. Don't know if I will ever fully recover. F 5 days
250 mg. 2X D
9/24/2013

 1  Bronchitis Mental fog, muscle aches, fatigue, eye sensitivity, felt like my skeleton was on fire, headaches, felt weird and crazy, tired beyond explanation and just overall ill feeling. Not improving. I would not ever take this poison again. Let me die please. It's pathetic that Bayer does this to people. F 36 3 days
500 2X D
9/24/2013

 4  Ear Infection This drug started working within 24 hrs of taking it. i was a bit worried about the side effects from the pamphlet given at the pharmacy. I am now on day 12, and yesterday the doctor said my ear looked fine. im staying on it for the full 14 days though. I had no other side effects than any other anibiotic i have taken. Tiredness and general body aches. nothing I cant deal with and so much better than the pain of the ear infection I had! looking forward to finishing the meds and getting back to myself. I would use this drug again as the results were quick with minimal side effects. F 38 14 days
750 mg 2X D
9/22/2013

 1  ear infection Shoulder pain and loose joints. Cipro shoukd be taken off fhe market. M 50 2 days
500
9/21/2013
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 1  Ear infection Muscle Pain. Tendonitus. Rotator Cuff Tear. Weakness. Stiffness. Insomnia. Inability to do things I used to do. F 31 6 days
500MG
9/17/2013

 5  UTI Side effects were only what was to be expected with any antibiotic - slight diarrhea. I'm a hypochondriac who takes Zoloft and Klonopin for anxiety, I read the insert with the Cipro, I was terrified to take it, and...nothing happened except that it worked. I've taken Cipro in doses of 250 to 500 for 3 to 7 days, depending on the situation. This is the ONLY antibiotic I take for a UTI. Its great for a sinus infection too. I've probably taken it 6 or 7 times since 2009, even during 3 pregnancies, and my kids are perfectly healthy! Taking it again right now after a stubborn MD had me take Amoxicillin for 10 days - after I told her it wouldn't work. Lo and behold my UTI is back and much worse just 9 days later, so I finally get my Cipro RX. I'm so sorry to see such awful reactions and side effects from other people, but for me, a person VERY prone to "making up" side effects if I read them, and who Google's EVERYTHING, this drug is great! F 29 5 days
500mg
9/16/2013
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 2  UTI It stopped my period. Who would have thought it? I have no idea how an antibiotic could do that. I'm not sure what to do about that or what effect it has had on my hormones. I think it is getting rid of the UTI I currently have, but at what cost? I feel so sore with aches and pains around my knees, ankles, feet, etc. I didn't want to take this particular drug, but the bacteria in my bladder just didn't all die off with the last antibiotic I took. I don't think doctors know enough about CIPRO and don't warn patients about what they're prescribing. It shouldn't be legal to have something this harmful commonly used outside of a hospital environment with life-and-death situations. F 35 3 days
250 mg 2X D
9/9/2013

 1   Nausea, extreme abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, itching, swelling in ankles, feet and lower legs, anxiety, dizziness, heart palpitations, and joint pain and stiffness. I was first prescribed this nasty drug in December 2011 for a UTI that had not resolved after having taken a less potent antibiotic. I typically have issues with upset stomach, diarrhea, etc, when taking strong antibiotics, so I was not overly alarmed when these issues began immediately. By day 3, I was itching all over, had developed hives and had swelling from my knees down. My face began to swell by day 5, to the point that my eyes were tiny slits and I could barely see. I stopped taking the drug despite my doctor's advice to continue. I don't even recall how/when the UTI resolved due to all of the other issues. I developed aches and pains, along with stiff joints, in my neck, back, hands, and legs, along with very loud popping and cracking in my neck and shoulders that I had not experienced before. I began to have difficulty sleeping. I also had extreme fatigue, despite having been very active and a "high energy" person. I told my PCP about the issues and she advised it was probably an allergic reaction, and to not take CIPRO again. Issues with muscle and joint pain, stomach upset and increasing insomnia continued and worsened. In February 2013, I went to the ER the day after returning from the Caribbean, where I had become quite ill with nausea, diarrhea, excessive swelling of the lower legs and feet, and the appearance of small, bright red bumps all over my swollen calves and feet. I was dehydrated, dizzy, and basically felt like I was going to die. The ER phy F 45 5 days
500 2X D
9/6/2013
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 1  Gastrointestinal bacteria I took cipro for 4 days beginning a week ago. On the fourth day of taking it, I noticed a slight pain in my hip, so I immediately stopped taking it. The next day, the pain had worsened, and my knees also hurt. The following day, still off of cipro, I had pain in every joint in my body, including within my hands and feet, and whenever I tried to move my joints they would pop/crack. The next day, I could barely walk, and my knees would not straighten all the way. I have also had heightened symptoms of restless leg syndrome and muscle spasms. It is now the next day, and I am feeling the same symptoms, plus additional numbness in my lower legs and feet, and heightened trouble walking with my knees. I will try to update my condition after more time passes, but as of now I seem to be getting worse by the day. I never would have taken this drug if I had been properly warned how adverse the effects can be, and how AFTER I had already stopped taking it, the side effects would CONTINUE to get worse. F 24 4 days
2X D
9/4/2013
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 5  E Coli. o157:h7 Slight stomach cramping or maybe bloating causing mild irritation. Moister stools than I'd like, but that's probably due to the fact that cipro is a broad spectrum AB and kills everything. Yogurt helps. This drug combined with the fluids I got at the hospital saved my life. M 21 10 days
500mg 2X D
8/24/2013

 2  UTI Extreme fatigue during the day, muscle weakness, inability to sleep at night (will get 3 hours at most) and a general "foggy" feeling. I will not take this drug again unless my very life depends on it. I've taken a few other courses of other antibiotics and never had issues. It also took the drug over 3 days to start providing relief, too long in my opinion. Not pleased, but at least I've not experienced problems that are truly debilitating. My doctor failed to mention any side effects of the drug when she prescribed it and I think it should be saved for truly life-threatening infections. I hope the insomnia clears up after my 7-day course of medication ends tomorrow night. F 42 6 days
500mg 2X D
8/24/2013

 1   To the person below who asked if it's possible to diagnose Cipro toxicity in a lab analysis: No, it is not. Cipro toxicity evades all current forms of testing. This of course leads to sufferers being labeled as "crazy" or "hypochondriac" by their doctors. Is there any cure? No. There is no cure once you have been poisoned by Cipro. If you're lucky, time is the only escape. Lots and lots of time. Now perhaps you understand why there is such pessimism about this condition. It is hell on earth, and there is little to no help available. PS. There are no "experts" on Cipro toxicity other than actual sufferers. The medical community largely denies that Cipro even does this to people. They're all sucking on Big Pharma's teat and have financial incentives to turn a blind eye to this. We're on our own here. F 39
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8/11/2013

 1  UTI M 28 1 days
500mg
8/9/2013

 3  Amoebic dysentry During my 10 days cipro i've got fingers joints pain & morning stifness close to rheumatoid artheritis but it was'nt that Still i feel muscle fatigue after 4 months which is unexplained for me What i really need to know is it possible to diagnose cipro toxcity in the laboratory analysis? Or it depends on clinical symptoms? Is there any cure to stop that? When i search on internet Nothing appear except megative ideas and pessemist views We really need helpfull informations from experts M 30 10 days
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8/8/2013
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 1  Non-existent stomach bug fatigue, felt like I wasn't inside my own body, bruising in hands, random muscle and tendon pains, yeast infection. The day after I completed my prescription, I had a migraine that lasted 24 hours, the most prolonged I've ever had. The first few days Cipro, I had weird aches/burning in my arms, legs, feet and hips. I NEVER have muscle pain. Muscle/tendon pain peaked a week after I started treatment and has started to greatly subside with random pains in calf, Achilles tendon, ribs and forearm. I have been off Cipro for 10 days at this point. As soon as I had read other reviews (just hours after taking my last dose), I immediately started flushing my system with distilled water and fresh squeezed lemon juice. I have also been taking L-Glutathione and glucosamine supplements for good measure and eating only unprocessed food. I'm too young for this ridiculousness. F 28 3 days
500 2X D
8/7/2013
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 1  For thyphoid Was admitted in the hospital last year April because I had typhoid and was been given ciproflaxcin medication for 4 days and during this period I couldn't sleep most especially at night I fight myself to to sleep and I used to get some sleep around 2-3 am which wouldn't last for 5 hours and on the third day on the hospital bed I began to have this strange muscle bringing my upper and lower jaw ( teeth) together like a force was pulling them, it was so painful and ever since then I have a vision problem as well as wired pulsing in my head and up till now Im still suffering from this effect. I have taken this medicine more than 5 times between last year and now. I recently took it and the day after I finished the whole tablets given to me I had this chill and my whole body was shaking. Please someone should please pass this message out to people out there who haven't get to know the deadly act behind this medication because this is outright deadly M 24 1 years
500MG
8/4/2013
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 1  sinus/ear infection Severe tendon pain, burning in spine and arms, peripheral neuropathy, heart palpitations, panic attacks, tremors, twitches all over body, mono/flu feeling. Ten months out now and about 65% better with relapses sometimes. Please do not take this medication. And if you think you will be fine because you have before think again. This was the fourth time I was on it. F 35 4 days
500mg
8/3/2013
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 1  Sinus pressure Dislocated shoulder, ripped tendons, 20% tear in right bicep, sleepless nights, tendinitis in both elbows Recently dislocated my shoulder and ripped my right bicep doing basic training. Never have been injured in my 37 years of living. Went to the orthopedic and he noticed I had recently taken Cipro and told me 95% likelihood my ailments were from Cipro and told me to go do my own research. No wonder the day this happened, i was like,"how could this be possible that my right arm and shoulder fell apart"..well now I have the answer, that along with my tendinitis that started the week of Cipro and sleepless nights. I hope I get over this! M 37 6 days
2X D
7/30/2013
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