Drug Ratings for CIPRO

Average Rating: 1.7 (1685 Ratings)

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 1  infection Permanent loss of about 10% of my hearing. I was hearing impaired before Cipro and afterwards I was at the door of deafness. This drug ought to be labled "ototoxic" -- bad for the hearing impaired, and last time I checked it still was getting a pass from the FDA. F 63 7 days
3/10/2006
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 1  uti, 2000 I seemed to develop a peripheral neuropathy of feet and low legs (6 years ago). I am in pain and discomfort every day now and cannot walk more than 1/2 mile nor stand for very long. We need an honest regulatory agency for all medications in this country. The FDA is too pro-pharmaceutical industry at the expense of the people who take their drugs. They allow drugs on the market that maim, sicken, and even kill people. I bet all those pharmaceutical company CEO's do not take Cipro. F 60 10 days
4/23/2006

 1  sinus infection the right side of my face became NUMB and yet had a low level of itchy feeling which couldn't be helped by scratching because of numb feeling. My face is still NUMB 13 days after my last pill. Can still feel congestion in right side sinus.But can breathe much clearer. But NUMB FACE SUCKS. F 44 10 days
4/23/2006

 1  UTI Felt really weird and depressed. I felt horribly sad,nausea,hip pain, shaky, lightheaded and dizzy I think this medicine should be taken for extremely serious conditions where nothing else would work. F 52 3 days
5/4/2006
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 1  kidney infection diarrhea within first day of starting medicine. Was so bad that you couldn't tell the difference between urine and feces. The worst is that my upper abdomen has been distended since taking the drug in dec '05 and I still experience terrible belching on a daily basis. Suspect gastroparesis, but will have to be tested. Never had either issue prior to taking Cipro. I'm convinced that Cipro caused this. The symptoms are directly related. F 41 7 days
5/26/2006

 1  UTI It was like an 8 day anxiety attack. My head was so foggy that I did not realize what was happening. The anxiety and depression were severe and disabling. I started twitching that has not stopped. My behavior was so anxious that a new friend and client thought I was a nut and disassocited with me. I am normally an extremely calm and confident person. I have taken Cipro before. After my husband died, I thought I was going through PTSD. Looking at my medical history, it appears that everytime I sought help for extreme anxiety I was either taking Cipro or had recently finished the prescription. I may have spent over $10K in neuro-feedback, hypnotherapy, psych meds et. al. to recover from Cipro not PTSD. F 41 8 days
4/4/2007
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 1  I took levaquin, floxin, and avelox My life has never been the same. I was prescribed these drugs for lung infections. I now live with severe neuropathy, anxiety,vibration sensations, burning sensations, mental fogginess, muscle twitching, gastric problems, tachycardia, sleepness, fear, phobias. My life has been a challenge. F 54
4/6/2007

 1  infection from puncture wound severe pain and tightening in muscles,tendons cartiledge and bones in foot, legs and hips. Developed stress fracture in left foot, place of punture wound.Currently experiencing loss of elasticity in all connective tissue in body, especially hip and ankle joints.Prior to cipro have never experienced any of these symptoms.Has negitively impacted my career. I would not reccommend this drug except in severe cases such as anthrax.I experienced severe pain while taking this medication, it caused a stress fracture in my foot,and my doctor did not warn me of the side effects and I went to work in the outdoors, in a physically active athletic job.I ended up with more medical bills and a residual inelasticity of my body that is similar to arthritis.The connective tissue in my hips has required extensive physical therepy , stretching and chiropractic treatments. F 47 10 days
11/16/2006
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 1  jaw infection Unbelievably negative side effects ... I realize that everyone reacts differently to medication - I am not a hypocondriac nor am I interested in a law suit. I simply want the infection in my mouth to go away. Terrible medication and I have only been taking it for 5 days - 2-500 mg ever 12 hours. Nervousness/paranoia, major headaches, ANXIETY, nausea, sore hip joints, sore back, trouble swallowing, insomnia, no appetite, feeling spaced out, light headedness, tighness in achilles tendons ... Have stopped taking these meds this a.m and hope to see the doctor to have something safer prescribed. the past few days have been a living hell ... I just can't believe that my doctor has prescribed me this drug - THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE JUST TERRIBLE ... won't ever take this drug again ... F 44 5 days
12/12/2006

 1  Chrons/Ulcerative Colitis Constant metal taste - water tastes horrible. Pain in hips, knees, lower back and neck that gets worse each day. Headaches. Hospital put me on this "just in case", then decided to send pill form home with me, still "just in case". This is a hell of a drug to have someone take for no justifiable reason. I'm stopping it early. It's not worth the side effects. F 32 4 days
12/23/2006

 1  KIDNEY INFECTION SEVERE BACK AND NECK PAIN. ARM AND LEG WERE NUMB AND TINGLE FEELING. F 35 10 days
1/12/2007

 1  UTI hallucinations (I thought my arms were on fire), burning pain, disorientation, shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, fatigue, tremor, inability to think clearly, fainting, inability to swallow. This drug nearly killed me. The side effects were so extreme. My husband found me lying on the floor after I had gotten up in the middle of the night because I thought my arms were on fire. there are many many other antibiotics for UTIs, avoid this one! F 37 3 days
3/13/2007

 1   DO NOT EVER TAKE CIPRO!!! Was perfectly healthy before taking Cipro. 2 YEARS AFTER ONLY TAKING 3 PILLS, STILL HAVE MUSCLE TWITCHES. Had many, many other horrible problems first 8 months!!!! Urge you to read this report on dangers of CIPRO: http://www.fluoroquinolones.org/ Had horrible muscle aches & pains for at least 8 months after only taking 3 pills-- affected practially every organ in body except eyes. Lost 15 pounds because horrible digestive problems & couldn't eat anything. Went to 13 different specialists-- neurologist, immunologist, rheumotologist, gastro specialists, etc. etc.!!! DO NOT DO strenous exerciseS after taking cipro or you will have severe muscle & tendon ruptures. Do not eat poultry or beef with antiobotics because many cattle & chicken are fed cipro like antiobotics & it will make your problems worse. F 53 3 days
3/27/2007

 1  urinary tract infection (strep) horrible body pain. laid in bed for days wanting to die. i already have fibromyalgia and i thought THAT pain was the worst until i took this stuff. told my doctor that if she ever gives anyone with fibromyalgia this stuff again, she needs to put them in the hospital first. the body pain was excruciating. quit taking it. F 46 4 days
1/16/2008

 1  infected appendix burning pain, almost like electric charges down both sides of my legs--found out later was nerves. I had serious plantar fascitis after as well, which is also tendon problem but not sure that was caused by cipro. The burning pain has gradually gone away but 6 years later I still have symptoms Might work for many but patients need to be aware of side effects. My doctor said it would go away but 6 years seems excessive and I still have symptoms F 60 6 weeks
7/13/2006

 1  Had bloody diarrhea Got shaky, depressed, lost appetite, weak, didn't want to move from the couch. Headache, nervousness, anxiety, and mostly just laid around feeeling rotten. I would never take this again. I have serious history of depression and should never have been given this drug. My antidepressant medicine hardly works anymore after taking Cipro. F 63 7 days
7/9/2006

 1  swollen/embedded folicle (derm) Crippled my knees. Bedridden 2 months. Physical therapy 2 months. Cannot kneel, continued pain/limitations since perscribed last August '05 There should be legal warning printed on all drugs, listing all possible side-effects to watch for, as well as clear warning of any potential gambles that one takes with drugs like cipro. F 50 2 weeks
6/8/2006
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 1  UTI I had a horrible headache, numbness in my fingers, very cold and fatigued. I took it for two days and then called my doctor. He told me to stop taking it and is not giving me another antibiotic, but is waiting to see how I feel. F 72 2 days
6/6/2006

 1  UTI Severe abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, feelings of depersonalization, joint pain, extreme exhaustion. I have Crohns Disease and prior to my total colon resection in 1999, I was on Cipro and do not recall these awful side effects, but then I was so sick with Crohns I may not have realized. This was horrible and I only took 2- 500 mg. doses. I will not take this medication again. F 54 2 days
1/21/2007

 1  Strep throat Bizzare coating of white on my tongue. My tongue still does not feel right. Strong hallucinating dreams. Peeling of skin on my hands that I have never had before. I would suggest most people take this as a last resort only!! F 35 5 days
4/16/2007

 1  Possible UTI Made me feel like I was on cocaine. Heart racing and couldn't concentrate. Just did not feel normal. 5 days later, severe abdominal cramps. Would never ever recommend this drug to anyone. As someone mentioned in a previous comment, it is a poison. The doctor did not even find a bacteria but prescribed this drug anyway. Doctors today are too quick to put you on drugs that you don't need. Will never take another drug unless I research it. F 34 1 days
7/6/2005

 1  severe vomitting and diarrhea nausea, ongoing diarrhea, severe leg cramps requiring the use of crutches or several days bedrest and without full recovery, extreme burning and tenderness at both knees extending to heels and hips, left wrist and upper right foot to the extent that at outbreak any area cannnot even be lightly touched, total numbness of third toe on right foot and blue coloring that gradually receeded, inability to sleep through the night, hot flashes, particularlly at night (I was over all of that-resulting in depression-duh!); my thyroid level decreased to the extent that I now must take medication for it. I had 3 misdiagnoses (baker's cyst, fascitis, depression) since taking cipro. I was given 3 tablets at our local ER without any warning papers, just the pills and told to take one each morning. The first leg cramps occurred on the third day. That was 10 months ago. I never know if or when another area will be incapacitated. It hits within minutes without warning or reason. I can not hold down a steady job, care for my grandchildren, hike, clean house, sculpt (I'm an artist), garden, or any of the other things that used to make up my life. I have had a blood test and do not have arthritus. I am going to request a p450 enzyme and serum flouride level test if possible. If those come up positive, then I will save up (no insurance) for an MRI to look for bone infarction or avascular necrosis. I would never reccommend Cipro. You should offer a rating of zero. F 54 3 days
8/16/2005

 1  Urinary infection Severe muscle pain, difficulty to swallow, blurred vision F 49 2 days
10/12/2007

 1  UTI Agonizing mid- to upper-back pain by the second day of a six-day regimen. Excruciating to try to roll over in bed. During the almost four years since taking Cipro, these same muscles/tendons/joints in my back have been very easily aggravated (e.g. carrying anything heavy, jarring from running, etc.) Throbbing pain sufficient to wake me up at night to take Ibuprofen or to stand in a hot shower. Never had the slightest symptom before the Cipro. Despite instructions to be sure to finish taking all the medication, I quit taking it after three days because I couldn't stand the pain. Discovered upon checking standard dosages on the web that I probably should have been given only 100 mg for three days, rather than 500 mg for six days. Had just moved to new city and didn't have a regular doctor. I would recommend making very sure that there is absolutely no safer alternative before taking this drug. F 49 3 days
11/5/2005

 1  uti Burning sensation in back-4th day blood pressure dropped to50/40 with undetected pulse rate when I passed out in doctors office waiting for appt. Loss of appetite and extreme fatigue.I was on advil with the cipro for muscle spasms for 3 days taking it every 4-6 hours.Doctor claims I passed out due to stress from the excruciating pain. I'll advise everyone to say no to using this drug and even if it takes 7 days to cure take one of the old standbys and don't allow your doctor to convince you in taking cipro.Whatever you do don't use ibuprofen,chocolate,caffeine or calcium. F 59 3 days
10/19/2005
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 1  Infected cut YUCK! Received free samples from my doctor, couldn't beat the price. Had a bad laceration on leg, which became infected after a trip. Thought I was going to die, heart palpatations, sleeplessness, anxiety. Was never warned caffiene strengthened drug. Screwed up menstrual cycle completely!! NEVER WANT to feel like this again. Took 2 1000 mg tab. for 2 days. Effects lasted a week!! F 29 2 days
10/24/2005

 1  UTI Head ache , dizziness ,loose motions with spasm, muscle pain , zombie feeling , even after 4 months , i have weakness , body pain , not so overall healthy and fit feeling , Now i am facing muscle cramps and muscle straining. Not suggested , the doctor gave me very heavy dosage of 500mg x 2 for 7 days. F 27 7 days
10/21/2005

 1  UTI I experienced a very rapid heart beat, tightness in chest, sweaty palms, anxiety, feeling like I wasn't getting enough air, stomach distress and a bad sore throat. I am stopping and trying Bactrim instead. I will never take this again. F 38 1.5 days
11/10/2006

 1  UTI Unfortunately, I was also taking Alleve for pain from a broken arm. Had allergic reaction - swollen feet, legs and face, sores in mouth, fluttery heart, eye problems. I immediately stopped taking all medication. Then tingly feet set in. A week later, I had some chicken and had another reaction - antibiotics in chicken - now I eat only organic. But instead of going away, I have gotten has continually gotten worse - burning feet and hands, creeping up the arms and legs. Alcohol makes the sensations worse as does bright sunlight. It has been 18 months since this happened and I still have burning feet, hands and lower arms. Not debiliating - I still exercise and can run. Just very annoying - have to ignore. Have had brain scan, two different neurologists including Mayo as well as scores of tests to see if the problem was caused by something else - but it is too coincidental to taking cipro. I also think it effected by thyroid - fluorides are said to do that. The only thing I can say is that I finally got the Dr. at Mayo to admit that cipro might have produced these effects. Everyone says it should go away eventually - ie nerves take a long time to heal. But I am beginning to think i will have to live with this sensation for ever. I TELL EVERYONE I CAN NOT TO TAKE THIS DRUG. F 57 2 days
10/12/2007
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 1  UTI WITHIN 2 HOURS OF FIRST DOSE OF 1000MG CIPRO XR I BEGAN TO HAVE TINGLING, NUMBNESS, ITCHING, AND BURNING OF SKIN. I CONTACTED DR. AND WAS INSTRUCTED TO TAKE BENADRYL AND CONTINUE MEDS. BY THE NEXT DAY I HAD BEGUN TO SWELL IN WRISTS AND FINGERS AND COULD NOT HOLD A PEN IN MY HAND. I WENT TO DR. AND WAS ADMINISTERED A STEROID SHOT AND A BENADRYL SHOT FOR ALLERGIC REACTION. I STOPPED TAKING CIPRO AT THAT TIME. DR. WANTED ME TO TAKE MEDROL STEROID PACK TO ALLEVIATE SWELLING AND JOINT PAIN. AFTER READING THAT STEROIDS CAN CAUSE TENDONS TO RUPTURE AFTER OR DURING TREATMENT WITH CIPRO I REFUSED TO TAKE THE MEDROL. THAT WAS TWO DAYS AGO AND I AM STILL IN SEVERE PAIN IN ALL OF MY JOINTS. I HAVE A NEW ACHE EVERY DAY. I WOULD NEVER TAKE CIPRO AGAIN. I HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF RESEARCH ON THIS DRUG AND THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE MUCH MORE COMMON THAT DR'S ARE AWARE OF. F 36 1 days
4/13/2006

 1  stomach bacterial infection Serious breathing difficulty, arms and legs going numb, joint pain, rash, AWFUL depression and nervousness. I would rather die than take another Cipro pill ever again. Why do doctors push this medicine?! Mine acted as if Cipro is the only drug on earth and I shouldn't question it. It's crazy. F 35 7 days
4/15/2006

 1  UTI I had an extremely bad reaction but it is more common than you might think. The list of symptoms in the insert is all from people who took it after it went to market. What does that tell you. Your Dr. will not only not tell you about the side effects he or she will likely laugh or ignore you or ask if you need psych drugs. This is for real. They need to wake up. I had symptoms involving my nervous system, I had huge episodes of fear like I can't even describe - not panic, FEAR, and I was not a fearful person before taking this. I was a joyous person. I could not stop going to the bathroom but that phase was followed by severe dehydration which has continued to this day TWO YEARS or more later. I have dehydration and dry eyes all the time. I am not the same person I was. I feel this has aged me 20 yrs. I had the worst symptoms in the first year. At first I could not walk could barely tolerate the touch of a blanket. I could not open a bottle of water or open a package of food AFter two years a lot of the symptoms have improved and I can walk normally but not as fast or long as I used to. At least I can appear normal. It has atrophied a lot of my muscles. I suspect it damaged my thyroid. What this does to people is so weird. Doctors will just test you for known illnesses and this causes things that are not known. If you have a bad reaction don't panic, you will need all your inner and physical strength to survive and go past this. It will take all your strength of mind. ABove all know that this is NOT YOU but it is a toxic poison that is wreaking havoc on your tissues and nerves. I found out that a lot of doctors are idiots. It will take a while for medicine to catch up to the damage it is causing with POISON PILLS such as Cipro and its sister drugs. How many lives have to be ruined before they listen?? F 42 5 days
3/26/2007

 1  uti Started with severe headache, nausa then vomiting with in an hour of taken one pill. Then starting shaking severe trmors especially on right side. Now 5 days later can hardly walk numbness in both hands having trouble with the most simple tasks like doing up buttons.using the keyboard and operating the mouse on my computer.I went to my doctor and she had never seen side effects like these.She is hoping the effects will clear up shortly when the drug is out of my system.But it has been 5 days and am getting worse. No more tremors though.It does not help that I still have the uti and am up several times a night peeing.So am not getting adaquate rest.I am feeling more and more depressed I do not know if this is from lack of rest or another side effect.I have never had a reaction to any medication in my life. F 50 1 times
9/30/2007

 1  UTI Neck Pain, Lower back pain, I feel awful all over and it didn't cure my infection! F 33 10 days
1/27/2007

 1  UTI After taking only 2nd tablet, I began experiencing a Lupus exacerbation -- Lower back pain, neck pain, severe headache, pain in feet, ankle, wrist and finger swelling, stiffness and pain, pain in calves, heart palpitations, sleeplessness, etc. Thank God I found this site! I would have kept taking Cipro and blamed my symptoms on a Lupus flare. Cipro is a nightmare drug. Why does the FDA continuously allow us to be poisoned by dangerous drugs and food additives (aspartame, sucralose/Splenda, MSG, nitrites, sulfites... and on and on and on)?? Please see www.ewg.org and www.mercola.com for more info. F 38 1 days
10/2/2005
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 1  infection picked up in hospital increased pain, burning, dizziness, vomiting, fatigue, 'crawly' skin, nervousness. I began to feel ill within 20 minutes of taking a dose, and it just got worse. After thowing up a dose (and the food I took it with)I called the doctor. Very blandly they said, "yeah it's a little hard on the G.I. system but we hoped you could cope with it." Thanks for the warning!!! Haven't used antibiotics in years but I was pretty sure you're supposed to feel better, not considerably worse. They switched me to Bactrim. A little better, just incredible fatigue with that. I am glad this drug works for some people...it was extremely harsh (and expensive) and increased the pain, plus the awful side effects. Not impressed. F 40
9/2/2006

 1   Sterner Injury Warnings Sought for Meds BY Associated Press August 29, 2006, 2:07 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- The labels on Cipro and similar antibiotics should bear more serious warnings about a possible link to tendon injuries, petitioners told federal health officials Tuesday. Between 1997 and 2005, the Food and Drug Administration received 262 reports of ruptured tendons in patients using drugs from the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen said in its petition to the FDA. The state of Illinois filed a similar petition last year and asked Tuesday that the two requests be combined. An FDA spokeswoman had no immediate comment. Staci Gouveia, a spokeswoman for Bayer HealthCare, maker of Cipro, declined to comment. The labels on the entire class of drugs already warn doctors and patients of the risk of tendon problems. The FDA had manufacturers add that language following a 1996 Public Citizen petition. Public Citizen and the Illinois at Sterner Injury Warnings Sought for Meds BY Associated Press August 29, 2006, 2:07 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- The labels on Cipro and similar antibiotics should bear more serious warnings about a possible link to tendon injuries, petitioners told federal health officials Tuesday. Between 1997 and 2005, the Food and Drug Administration received 262 reports of ruptured tendons in patients using drugs from the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen said in its petition to the FDA. The state of Illinois filed a similar petition last year and asked Tuesday that the two requests be combined. An FDA spokeswoman had no immediate comment. Staci Gouveia, a spokeswoman for Bayer HealthCare, maker of Cipro, declined to comment. The labels on the entire class of drugs already warn doctors and patients of the risk of tendon problems. The FDA had manufacturers add that language following a 1996 Public Citizen petition. Public Citizen and the Illinois at F 53 3 days
8/30/2006

 1  UTI AFTER COMPLETING 7 DAY COURSE OF CIPRO, BEGAN HAVING SEVERE PAIN IN LEFT HIP AND UPPER THIGH AREA. I ALSO NOW HAVE NO FLEXABILITY OF HIP JOINT DUE TO SHARP PAIN IN GROIN AREA UPON MOVEMENT. WILL NEVER TAKE CIPRO AGAIN. MY HUSBAND WAS RECENTLY TAKING CIPRO FOR PROSTATITIS AND HAS BEEN HAVING SEVERE, AGONIZING PAIN IN HIS RIGHT GROIN AND THIGH AND HAS GROSS SWELLING IN HIS THIGH MUSCLE FROM THE GROIN TO THE KNEE. THANKS TO THIS WEB SITE, WE NOW REALIZE THE CONNECTION TO THE CIPRO FOR BOTH OF US AND NO ONE IN OUR FAMILY WILL EVER TAKE THIS MEDICATION AGAIN. ONCE AGAIN OUR GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED US TO BE POISONED BY THE DRUG COMPANIES. F 44 7 days
2/12/2006
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 1  infected gallbladder dizziness, nausea, confusion, extreme fatique, depression, emotional instability, blurred vision, inability to concentrate, increased anxiety and sweats. It has cleared up the infection (which was raging)and has allowed for my gallbladder surgery to be done and for that Im grateful but I really must say that the side effects are absolutely horrible and at times unbearable. I found it VERY much an effort to continue with this course of medication as with each passing day the side effects seemed to intensify. It really was a nightmare!I would not take it again unless it was absolutely necessary. F 42 3 weeks
11/20/2005

 1  UTI Three days after I started taking pills I woke up and my entire back was sore, my neck was achingly tight. My leg and chest muscles were sore. Slight nausea. Kind of out of it feeling. Tired. Finished pills yesterday and back and neck are still tight. I will never take this again. There are other remedies for an unfelt UTI. Couldn't tell I had a UTI but doc prescribed so I took Cipro 5 days x 500 2x a day. The doctor also did NOT warn me to stop drinking coffee with Cipro which I hear exacerbates all. F 44 5 days
11/22/2005

 1  Bartonella henselae (tick disease) Muscle, tendon, bone(?) pain all over body. (7 out of 10 level) Lessening of mental acuity. Started right after first day, continued to get worse (for 6 weeks) and has not let up to any substantial degree even almost 2 months stopping. This is a VERY serious drug with long lasting sequelae for many people! Think twice. Then think again. There are many class action suits filed against this drug, esp. after the anthrax scare. You can google it and find many serious allegations about it. F 9 weeks
12/19/2005
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 1  Bladder Infection muscle weakness, peripheral neuropathy, weakness in arms, legs, dizziness, back papin do not take it F 38 7 days
9/23/2006

 1  UTI ...continued They figured the dizzy/nausea was due to an inner ear infection, then they tested me for Lymes Disease (neg), since the symptoms match. And guess what the damn DR's that gave me the Cipro are not the ones who figured out what was causing all the sudden symptoms! It was me, I figured it out. Plus, they never gave me a list/sheet on the side effects, I bought my prescription right there at the Dr office and they never told me to not take Advil with it either!!! I'm scared to take anything now and just want my life back! F 37 3 days
11/5/2006
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 1  UTI None while taking it. Afterwars, had naseau, throwing up, PUNCHING pains in the stomach when drinking milk, tiredness, anxiety and headaches and my knees hurt so bad. I have never had joint pain in my life got rid of the UTI but how long will this last? F 26 5 days
11/30/2006
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 1  sinus infection this drug ruined my life. After taking it my eyes started killing me to add to things i couldnt be in light. its bee 2 years and still no better and have severe light sensitivity to my eyes not to mention horrible dry eyes no matter how much eyes drops i use. also noticed after taking i cant take antibiotics with out making my eyes worse.And i also have pain in my left knee and elbow joints. this np had no clue what she was doing.i weigh 93 pounds and she puts me on 1000mg a day thats twice what i should have been getting. never take this drug. the drs who prescribe this and the fda and companies that make it should be ashamed that they are ruining peoples lives just to make money. I am already disabled and i do photography and use the computer alot and watched tv alot but now hardly ever due to a careless np not looking at my allergies and over dosing me for someone of my size and weight.i was persrcibed twice the amount of someone my size. they took what thing i had left away from me. death to cipro,any drug like it and the drs who deny the side effects.and the companies that make it and endorse it. shame shame F 30 10 days
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1/28/2013
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 1  ear/gland pain Do not take this medication. After 4 days I had severe burning in arms and spine. Could barely walk for the first week, or move. I felt poisoned like the worst mono/flu you could have at the same time. Tremors, all over twitches, panic, hot cold sensations, stabbing pains, neuropathy, eye floaters. Severe for 5 months. Still only 60-70 percent better 8 months later. F 35 4 days
500mg
5/30/2013
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 1  precautionary so I didn't get bronc wrist pain in elbow pain knee pain ankle pain pains in other places and weak legs extremely painful taking Norco and ibuprofen to help with pain that it doesn't last all the time it's been a little over a week and I am so sorry for everyone is suffering worse than I am F 58 6 days
500 2xa da
12/9/2012

 1  for an Ear Infection It was BAD. I felt like u could NOT lift my arm I only took it for two day and I WILL NEVER take it again... it feels like I am weak and cabt move its was really scary.. my anxiety really took ovee me when I took this medicine.. it was really like an OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE.. I WILL NEVER TOUCH THIS MEDICINE AND I WOULD ADVISE NO ONE TO EVER TAKE IT.. ITS NOT WORTH IT F 26 1 days
500 mg
5/8/2013
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 1  Cough Terrible burning of muscles, joint pain, numbness, groin pain, hip and back pain. Absolutely horrendous side effects and still suffering even 8 weeks after stopping this medication. I can't drive, sit in a chair for long without developing pain which means I can't go to work. Only take this antibiotic if absolutely essential and there are no alternatives. F 47 5 days
500mg 2X D
5/19/2013

 1  Diverticulitis Systemic Tendinopathy within 24 hours of first dose. Bilateral Achilles Tendinitis. Peripheral neuropathy in left index finger. Ringing in ears. 10 weeks later, I have had to cut back on my work (personal trainer) and am unable to exert myself in activities of daily living without tendon inflammation. I have no idea if these symptoms will resolve in a year or if this will be with me for the rest of my life (or if it will get worse). Cipro has saved lives, but it should be a drug of last resort - the price I am paying is too high :-( F 49 2 days
500 mg 2X D
5/24/2013
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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  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  after bladder procedure back problems(muscles,tendons etc.) feet-severe pain from heels to toes,redness o n tips of toes,fallen arches,sweeling and pain so bad when I was on my feet that I was crying. Tendon at back of leg to heel and feet would contract so bad that leg and feet would turn in and under.In never had these problems until I took cipro!!!!!!!t ! F 52 1 days
2/6/2013

 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 nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia There are better drugs with fewer side effects for UTI's. F 37 1 days
12/8/2005

 1  after a bladder operation Had c diff for over 6 months. Felt like I would die. F 63 6 days
10mg 1X D
2/14/2013
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 1  UTI Went from healthy & active 31 year old to feeling 80 over the course of 2 days. Joints pop and ache. Pads on feet getting thinner and knees giving me problems. Plus insomnia, random sharp paints and mental fogginess to boot. Like another girl who posted on here, I would get UTI's 1 or 2 times a year (discovered D-Mannose is a wonderful way to keep these at bay naturally) and Cipro was also my dependable go to. Had taken it quite a few times over the years with no effect. Now I could kick myself. Last few days since I finished my course I can hardly walk a block or two when I used to go running through the woods every morning. And from what I've read this is only the start! I had no idea that taking this stuff is akin to chemotherapy in what it does to your DNA! Unbelievable. Taking every supplement I can get my hands on and praying I'm not incapacitated for a year or more. One thing that has helped loosen my stiffness instantly - EPSOM SALT baths. Get some. F 31 7 days
250MG 2X D
2/20/2013

 1  UTI Extreme fatigue, vision, headaches, nausea, depression. F 56 8 days
5/4/2013
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 1  bladder infection Took Cipro for 6 days, on the three day got tendonitis in left wrist and hand, now 5 weeks later still have the tendonitis and now also have it in right hand. Had never had it before starting on the Cipro. Doctors can't not seem to get it to heal. Does any one know of a way to heal the tendonitis? F 50 6 days
1/28/2006

 1  kidney infection acute tendonitis, some nightmares I would recommend that you not take this drug if you have ever had tendonitis before. I had had recurring episodes of hip tendonitis from running over the last 20 years, and it was primarily my right hip (near the right kidney, where the infection was) that flared up on the drug (interestingly, my right hand was also sore, where i had torn a ligament skiing the year before). The pain started almost immediately but was difficult to diagnose. I stopped the drug after 5 days but experienced the most acute episode two days after stopping the drug.The various postings on this site that indicated that this pain might NEVER subside had me worried that i might never run again or even live normally ever again. I am writing now mainly to reassure visitors to this site that there is hope if you experience severe tendonitis while on, and even after stopping, this drug. If you do take this drug, stop the drug immediately upon noticing any tendonitis, especially in areas that have been sore before. F 42 5 days
3/8/2006

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