Drug Ratings for CIPRO

Average Rating: 1.7 (1676 Ratings)

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 1  suspected kidney infection nausea,headaches,dizziness,paranoia,EXTREME anxiety of the EXTREMEST kind,panic attacks, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, heart racing, etc... the list goes on It is now 2 weeks since I took my last CIPRO. I have taken them 4 times before over the last 3 years thanks to my GP who refuses even now to admit that there are any serious side effects.I am in England in the UK and not the USA like many posters here. Unless you have taken CIPRO then you can never,never understand what they do to you and your body and mind. I have been to hell and come face to face with the DEVIL himself thanks to my GP and the pharmaceutical companies and Government policies. If you read this before taking a pill then please stop right now and throw them away because any infection is far better than what you will go through. If I had to make a choice right now between a CIPRO and an injection of heroin off the streets then I would opt for the heroin without any doubt or faltering in making the correct choice. These drugs are worse than any street drug that a scumbag drug dealer peddles in dark alleyways. I am taking each day at a time now and thanks to God have now stopped having the horrible negative thoughts that have overwhelmed my life for the last 14 days. I still cant go upstairs without getting out of breath or having aching bones, but thanks to a good friend have started a de-tox and i pray to the good Lord that in time i may be normal again. DO NOT TAKE CIPRO UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES..PLEASE DONT.I CANT REALLY SAY ANY MORE M 31 3 days
12/5/2009

 1  colon infection tendinitos, joint pains, muscular aches, incredibly horrible back aches, just gets worse is not gettng better after 6 wks POISON DO NOT TAKE THIS AWFUL DRUG F 52 3 days
12/30/2009

 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

 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  kidney infection Weakness in arms and legs. Muscle pain. Shortness of breath. Fatigue. F 24 3 days
3/2/2014

 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  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  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  UTI After only a couple of doses of 500 mg tablet I thought I was dying Chill to the bones followed by sweating so severe. I developed a headache so bad it felt like my brain had swelled. I had light sensitivity and blurred vision. I could not read or watch tv and hurt even when I just opened my eyes. Also has heart palpitations. Finally called my Dr. and said no way was I going to take another dose of this stuff. She then prescribed bactrim which I just started taking. After reading allthe reviews, I believe this drug should be taken off the market by Bayer! M 48 3 days
1/6/2010

 1  uti many dont take it! M 37 3 days
1/20/2010
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 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  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

 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  Possible UTI Severe tingling in arms and hands, burning in mouth, loss of appetite, severe diarrhea, discomfort and pain around abdomen, insomnia, severe anxiety, sick feeling at night, yeast infection, skin rashes, food sensitivites, machine gun type sounds in right ear similar to ringing. I took this drug for 3.5 days. I know all of the symptoms I have listed sound crazy but I am honestly describing the horrible experience I had. The symptoms were severe and lasted for several months. I am still having some problems due to this. I would not advise anyone to take this. It should be taken off the market. Doctors are unaware of these side effects. I went to the Emergency Room twice due to the symptoms. No Doctor believed me. It has been one year since I took this drug and I am still having some issues. I am now seeing a Naturopath to try and recover. F 48 3.5 days
12/24/2009
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 1  misdiagnosed staph infection I ended up in the ER. I only took the first 3.5 days and then could barely move or breathe due to muscle contractions so went to the ER. I have not taken it in a week and my whole body is still sore, both muscles and tendons. I would only take this if it is life or death. I know everyone's body is different, but after reading all of these, seems this effects a lot of people, including myself. Thank goodness I don't have more effects, because these are bad enough, I can not do normal activities without feeling weak, tired and in pain. Anyone on here's feel better after a a few weeks? That is what I am hopin for! F 28 3.5 days
12/16/2008

 1  UTI Started with lower back pain thinking I slept wrong. By day three my knees tripled in size looking like pumpkins. My foot looked like Frankenstein huge swollen and bruised. The pain was outrageous. I was given pain meds and anti-flammatory medication. Nothing touched the pain. Iíve had my knees drained, shots in my foot, xrays, pain medication given out like candy. I am now crippled and bed ridden. I have a cane and wheel chair. I have missed work for 2 weeks now. The pain has now moved up to my jaw. This condition has made me feel sad and depressed. I was healthy, active, walked everyday but now I cannot stand. I am in severe pain. I am very depressed. I just hope and pray I get better. F 40 3.5 days
500 MG 2X D
10/9/2010
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 1  gum infection After 1st day noticed pain in my knee joints and ankles, thought it was due to sunburn in that area. After 2nd day fingers swelled up and having a hard time closing and opening my hands. 3rd day woke up with neck pain and bumps on the back of my neck by my hairline, read side effects of Cipro and stopped taking this drug. Hope by stopping my joints will go back to normal. If so many people are affected by this drug why is it still on the market? F 46 3.5 days
500 mg 2X D
3/15/2011
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 5  Kidney infection Dry mouth. I am so surprised to see all of the negative comments on here! I have alot of anxiety, and usually read like crazy about side effects, but this time, I said, I am NOT doing it. Well, guess what, I don't have any! I am on day four and feel fine. Way better than the horrible pain that comes with a kidney infection. Don't let these comments freak you out! Only read the good ones! F 43 4 days
5/15/2009

 5  UTI Just tired, but that might be due to my bad experience I'm still recovering from in regards to bactrim It works. F 19 4 days
9/22/2009

 4  uti Fever, burning and inflammation in the pelvic area. It was very very painful. I finished yeasterdad and today I woke up without all that pain. The infection, i thin it is gone. F 50 4 days
250 2X D
4/13/2011
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 3  Sinusitis and lung disease I am in the 4 th day and I have serious side effects like: dizziness, numbness, light headedness stomach pain and poor memory...I feel like i had smoked a joint I have taken many antibiotics before like: co-amoxiclav, cefalexin, cefuroxime(my favourite), doxycicline and 2 others i don't remember.I went to my doctor because i have a terrible cough and sputum....She consulted me and asked me if i have any atibiotics at home, and i said I have Cuminol(cipro)(I've got 20 pcs from my a relative).She said it is good, and I started to take it.On the 3 day afternoon i started to feel dizzy and lightheaded.....I will never take this againe M 17 4 days
500mg 2X D
6/24/2011
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 3  staph infection Chest pain/tightness. Muscle tightness, hypertension, muscle fatigue, irritability. Stopped at day 4 of 7 day prescription due to severe pain in left hamstring, burning & tightness. M 33 4 days
8/15/2007

 3  Bacterial Diarrhea I took a 500mg dose of Cipro twice a day over four days for diarrhea. The first day or so was not so bad but I noticed tension and aches in my thighs and knees. The third day though I spent the day outdoors and developed a rash of little red spots, not bumps over my chest, forearms, a little on my face, and even on my feet. This didn't itch and it faded mostly by the next day, but that night I got a *severe headache, I couldn't sleep at all, had to pee every 60 minutes, and became dehydrated. I also had aches in my back, neck and legs. It was an awful night. To it's credit, my diarrhea seems to be finished, but the side-effects were numerous and very uncomfortable and diconcerting. I finished the dose today but still have the headache and muscle ache and dizziness. Take this if you have time to rest and are somewhere comfortable, because you probably will be made very uncomfortable. I'm travelling and had little choice, but probably wouldn't take it again unless in an emergency. M 29 4 days
7/31/2009

 3  uti back pain. am also taking pills for acid reflux. not given indication not to take them. read all these comments. really worried. will report back after a 10 hour flight i have to take this afternoon. F 63 4 days
11/10/2009

 3  sinus infection Fatigue, dizziness, confusion, hand tremors, loss of appetite, inner ear discomfort. Right now I feel like I have a mild case of mono, as I am very sleepy but cannot sleep. I feel dizzy and get tired very easily (dressing myself wears me out). I am no longer taking it after 4 days of 500mg 2x a day and have just thrown out the bottle. A little nose blowing would have been better than this! I just took my last dose and wish that I hadn't after reading this site. On the plus side, the side effects mostly wear off by midnight and are minimal by morning. Should have just stuck with Day-Quil and road it out. F 26 4 days
2/28/2009

 2  BLADDER INFECTION SHOULDER STIFFNESS & PAIN, ANXIETY, EXTRA HEART BEATING AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. NEVER HAD THAT IN MY LIFE, ALWAYS LOW, SUDDENLY WENT UP AND FLUCTUATING RANDOMLY. F 60 4 days
11/25/2009

 2  UTI After 2 doses I experienced leg pain in both legs. Doctor thought it was due to my infection, told me to continue taking it. After 4 days infection was better and leg pain was worse. I can't walk without getting tired. My legs hurt all day and night now. M 44 4 days
8/23/2009

 2  Prostitis The initial reaction was fatigue after one day, which was followed by light back ache and depression. I found myself lazy, sad and in a general lousy mood for the last three days. This is a potent drug which seems to work for some people, but not others. I stopped after four days and seem to be turning the corner on the side effects. The prostitis, if thats what I had, is still here. I think the dr. may have missed a muscle pull or hernia and the cipro is obviously of no benefit there. I agree with many of the comments above, be sure you need this. I will not take another one. M 39 4 days
4/16/2005

 1  Kidney Infection Bilateral Tendinitis - could not walk for 2 months, still recovering 3 months later. F 32 4 days
3/31/2005

 1  UTI HIVES OVER ENTIRE BODY SIDE AFFECTS HAVE NOT SUDSIDED AFTER TWO YEARS.I WENT TO EVERY KIND OF DOCTOR I COULD FIND AND APPLIED ALL OF THE PRESCRIBED LOTIONS AND CREAMS TO NO AVAIL. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR FIX FOR MY TROUBLE BECAUSE THE MEDICAL PROFESSION HAS NONE. F 69 4 days
4/2/2005
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 1  Sinus Infection nausea, vomiting, severe joint pain It was the worst experience of my life. I had to go to the ER to get medicine for the pain in my joints. F 32 4 days
3/30/2004

 1  UTI Nightmares, inability to stay asleep (my heart wakes me up at 1-2 hour intervals all night; it feels as though it is racing, but when I listen to it with my stethoscope, the beat sounds normal), occasional needle-type sensations in my feet. I took Cipro for only a few days in the beginning of September (08). The symptoms are still with me...I've had a sleep study with results not back yet...it's scary to think that a widely-used drug can do so much neurological damage. What are some holistic remedies for this poisoning? F 51 4 days
11/5/2008
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 1  infected cyst and inflamed lung SEVERE abdominal cramping, diahhrea, blood in stool and resulting dehydration and weakness. I took (8) 500mg pills over 4 days - as prescribed. lymph node that was swollen did calm down some, and lung felt a bit better, but not worth the side effects like this. I was on the toilet over 25 times in 18 hours. Doctor has prescribed another antibiotic but I will look it up on this site before taking that one. Never take anything without knowing possible side effects and contraindications. this was very scary for me. M 44 4 days
4/11/2007

 1  bladder infection I was prescribed this after going to Urgent Care for what we thought was a bad reaction to Bactrim. I took this for 4 days and I felt the same thing everyone else did. I am going crazy. I couldn't sleep, constantly nauseous, dizzy, couldn't function(had to force myself to continue on), tingling all over like surges in adreneline. I lost quite a bit of weight. My doctor prescribed Zanax and thought I was having anxiety attacks. I took 1/2 of a .25mg pill and it had no effect exept making me feel worse. I've had a couple of anxiety attacks before, but they never lasted more than an hour. If you are on this medicine, stop taking it if you can and maybe try something else. You are not alone and day by day your symptoms should get better. I've been off the Bactrim & Cipro for 5 days and am getting better. My stomach is still a mess, but at least I don't feel as anxious. Just know that you're not crazy, it is this medicine. The others that wrote are right...doctors don't kno F 36 4 days
5/20/2007

 1  uti blackouts M 68 4 days
6/7/2007

 1  uti severe panic attacks usually about 5-8hrs after dose, nausia, vomiting,diarrhea-i had to start paxil (never had anything like this prior) F 3 4 days
8/28/2007

 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  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  UTI dizzyness, numb lips, severe rash on hands and forehead, confusion, rapid heartbeat and vomiting Just horrible almost had to go to the ER and it turned out I didn't even have a bacterial infection anyways. Took about 4 days before the symptoms went away. My cardio fitness still hasn't recovered and I stopped taking it 2 months ago. Walking up a flight of stairs almost kills me now M 4 days
5/12/2004

 1  Prostatitis Began feeling pain in my forearms after four days of Cipro, so I stopped taking it. Over the next several weeks, the pain would come and go, and I assumed it would eventually stop. But it did not. I couldn't tell if the pain was in the muscles or the tendons, or both. Sometimes the pain was also in my hands and fingers. Then it got worse. My elbow joints seem to be pain-free, but the tendons and muscles above and below the elbows on both arms are extremely sore. I am unable to lift objects heavier than a hardback book. It has now been three months since stopping the Cipro, and I have begun to feel similar but so far less severe pain in my left leg around the knee. I am worried this will worsen over time, as it did in my arms. Seeing doctors about this problem is a waste of time and money. They know nothing about this. DO NOT TAKE CIPRO. I thought I would be okay taking the Cipro because I had taken it once before, years earlier. I was wrong. Even if you've had no reaction to it in the past, you can have an adverse reaction to it later. I do not know how or where to go to get help. I live alone and fear loss of the use of my arms. M 64 4 days
250mg 2X D
9/30/2012
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 1  Diverticulitis I was prescribed this drug along with Metronidazole. After just a day or so my digestive system was in chaos. Very quesy stomach and no appetite at all. On the fourth day I felt sick and went to my doctor. About that time I began feeling dizzy and as though I was going to pass out. I stopped both medicines on that day, but the worse was yet to come. Anxiety, dizziness/vision problems and stomach pain have been plaqueing me for 6 weeks now. I went to the ER because I felt anxious with an elevated pulse rate and weird pulsing feelings in my lower leg. They looked me over, did a blood profile and sent me on my way. The anxiety will just come out of nowhere (how I'd guess a panic attack might be) and I'd feel like I was about to lose control. The anxiety has lessened gradually, but still occurs occasionally. However, the feeling of dizziness (like mild vertigo) comes and goes to this day. The pit of my stomach feels sore just to mild pressure - one day better, the next day worse. Beyond these horrible side effects, I can't be sure which medicine is to blame (Metronidazole has many similar complaints). I am treating them both as guilty and will avoid any future treatment with them. M 52 4 days
750 mg 2X D
11/3/2012
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 1  bladder infection I just KNEW something was wrong with me taking this drug!!! I had this weird pain in my thighs, as tho I ran too much or exercised too much. I thought it can't be any kind of side effect, that doesn't make sense. Then the diarreha started! Ugh! No appetite. I also had a bad headcold at the same time with sinus pressure and post nasal drip - it was misery!! THEN I look up possible side effects of cipro and ta da!! TENDONITIS!! who would have thought! After 4 days and 8 pills I stopped, no more ever!!! Turns out doc said 4 days worth probably killed the bacteria anyway. Anyway its been 3 weeks and I am STILL not right, pain in my side, stools abnormal. My advice? SEEK SOMETHING ELSE!! F 63 4 days
500 2X D
1/25/2013
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 1  Uti symptoms (negative urinalysis ) Swelling of both legs... 5+pitting edema. Joint pains in my feet...nerve pAins on feet and legs...some tingling on hands...i stopped, then next felt back pains.... Healthcare professionals need to be aware of these things... I took cipro before and was fine...second time around, i developed this....lame...i feel like i have gout. By the way, take Magnesium, vit E, and multivitamins to try to reverse effects of cipro! F 25 4 days
500 2X D
8/7/2012
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 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  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  UTI I have lupus so I wasn't sure at first if I was having the worst lupus flare-up ever or if it was the CIPRO. Thank God I came to this site! Depression, extreme weakness, severe joint pain, felt like something was sitting on my chest, mental "cloudiness," legs went out on me several times....Are these people crazy prescribing this poision??? Doctors and the drug companies??? I quit taking it just this morning and praying that the symptoms subside soon. I am very scared! F 42 4 days
9/10/2006

 1  Urinary tract infection I have never had anxiety. I'm the most laid back person in the world. I was given cipro for a urinary tract infection. Each day that i took the pill, I became more irritable and "out of it". After 4 days, 8 pills later, I suffered a serious anxiety attack (which I've never had). I had tremors, morbid thoughts of death, just to name a few. I went to the emergency room and off cipro. Now, 2 weeks later, I'm having an anxiety attack every day. The medical community is very irresponsible for even perscribing this drug for something like a UTI. It should be the very last line of defense. I'm seeking a lawyer to see what I can do. PLEASE ANYONE EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE PERMANENT EFFECTS OF CIPRO! LizSchneider4@hotmail.com F 23 4 days
1/27/2006

 1  UTI The first day, I experienced tiredness/fatigue. During the course of treatment I had terrible GERD and felt like I was choking on acid. Digestive problems included extreme gasiness, nausea, heartburn and abdominal pain. By the third night I was sleepless, unable to sleep at all (even after taking my usual sleeping pills), extremely anxious, pounding heart, racing thoughts, and quite possibly hallucinations. I experienced flashing lights when I closed my eyes. After reading about CNS toxicity and floroquinolone-induced mania I don't want to take this drug ever again. I had never taken this drug before. It was prescribed after a failed course of antibiotic treatment with Septra. F 25 4 days
250 MG 2X D
9/29/2012

 1  UTI Extreme joint pain and weakness after taking it for four days. I needed an electric wheelchair for three months, as the tendons suddenly erroded in my fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. I can walk again now, but it has taken 5 months of rest and extensive physio. F 39 4 days
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11/24/2012

 1  UTI Joint pain, tremors, heart palpitations, some anxiety. And got WORSE when I had what was suppose to be DECAF tea! DO NOT DRINK ANYTHING WITH CAFFEINE! I am kicking myself as I already knew the DANGERS of taking this medication. AND I WILL NEVER AGAIN TAKE IT! I am not taking any more of it! I don't need my dr to tell me to stop taking it. So if you have any SIDE EFFECT STOP TAKING IT right then and there... and call your dr right away. Or even a pharmacist. Of which I did and they told me to go see a doctor right away. DOES NOT HAVE TO BE YOUR PRIMARY! THE FDA should really tweek this medication, and or BAN IT! F 37 4 days
500mg 2X D
7/25/2012
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 1  UtI Severe restlessness, anxiety, body aches, severe insomnia, sensitive skin, and headaches. Completely miserable and unable to do anything due to not feeling well F 29 4 days
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6/25/2012

 1  Cellulitis This medicine has caused pain in my joints & pains all over my body. General flu like sickness & muscle weakness. Don't take unless life or death. Would never recommend it to anyone. F 64 4 days
500 2X D
6/25/2012

 1  uti sharp pains in long muscles. sparatic muscle spasms, my insides actually flutter. diagnosed with tachardia and bradicardia...off and on really weird .. just he general notion that my nervous system is messed up adn that can cause all kind of weird sensations. everyone knows what this antibiotic is capable of, just like everyone else i too have suffered...for two years now ive been dealing with these issues and the symptoms are bizzare theirs no need to list them all it will do no good... i just feel sorry that the pharma companies mainly bayer is still mass poducing this med.... only because a few thousand people complain and it doesnt reach the maximum complaint level for them to have to take it off the shelves...its funny did u know that mostly women tale ciprofloxclin for uti infections because its more common in women and their also more likely to get the trash can diagnosis of fibromyalgia ...weird huh.. oh yea and the doctors will cover each others butts to...so dont think ur gonna walk in their and pronounce that this medication did this to you ..it takes a special doctor one whos been around for a while and perferably one who specializes in internal medicine....ive asked 2 pharmacist if this antibiotic could do this to me and his and her reply were any medication can cause this if you hve a allergic reaction.. what a cop out.... i finally went to a chiropracter and he knew the dangers of cipro but couldnt diagnose hat the cipro was the cause because he isnt a medical doctor.... oh and by the way i was 21 when i took this poison now im about to be 25 i have a wife and son and ive ruined their lives because of the effects of this drug..... some people say its criminal that pharma knows about these reports and continue manaf M 24 4 days
500 1X D
5/11/2012
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 1  kidney infection I started taking cipro a few days ago and i started to feel irritated on my vagina.. As the days went its starting to get worse.. It gave me a yeast infection.. Have to go back to the Dr to change meds because i didn't even get to finish the pills to finish treating my kidney infection and now get treated for this yeast infection.. I'm scared to get more side effects from this.. I feel so uncomfortable this is horrible F 25 4 days
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5/23/2012
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 1  Uti 43 year old athletic male, soccer player since high school, and avid weight lifter. Felt like superman. I developed UTI symptoms and decided to take a safe medication. I had taken CIPRO 8 years ago and didn't recall any side effects. This time around took the antibiotic and went to Hell. I have experienced side effects that have damaged every organ...joint pains, stomach pains, cartilage destruction, neuropathic pains ( burning skin, pin and needles, and so forth), and on and on, worst side effects were depression that made me suicidal, anxiety that was from Hell, severe insomnia, eye pains, ringing in the ears, loss of short term memory, brain fog, unable to focus eyes, and tons more. The medical community is ignorant of the syndrome that Fluoroquinolones cause. Trust me if you haven't suffered this syndrome yet, you WILL if you continue taking it. The good news is after 7 1/2 months I have noticed some improvements. Avoid this family of antibiotics like the plague. If you haven't experienced any of its side effects, consider being given a second, a third, forth chance, but if you continue taking it especially the 500 mg and above tablets you WILL suffer. The 250 mg tablets may be below the toxic range and most people can tolerate them well, but the 500 mg tables will get you eventually! M 43 4 days
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8/24/2012

 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
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8/3/2013
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 1  Uti Plz do not take cipro if u have uti go get dmannose at health store works amazing . I had to go to the hospital takin this nasty ass cipro and the pharmases and doctors assured me it's not cipro that's causing ALL the pain that people have said omg I almoust died in my bathroom I still feel the side effects my hips my legs my hands my head everything hurts and I was a very healthy girl. Non of the doctors belive me what cipro did to me . F 24 4 days
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1/31/2012
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 1  UTI Severe headache, irregular heartbeat, joint pain, insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, bruised easily all over my body, dizziness F 22 4 days
6/4/2012
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 1  UTI Severe insomnia, burning/tingling sensations all over body, muscle/joint pain, dehydration, nerve pain and possible damage, depression, panic, tachycardia, dry eyes/mouth, cold hands/feet, numbness, weakness. I am one month out from stopping my course early after 4 out of 7 prescribed days, and have not seen any decrease in symptoms - in fact, some of them are just getting worse. I'm hoping that I will recover eventually, but to all those reading this, don't take your chances! The risk is NOT worth it unless it's truly a matter of life or death. Believe me - these stories could be you. F 21 4 days
500mg 2X D
2/3/2012
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