Common Cipro Side Effects


The most commonly reported Cipro side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Arthralgia (881)
Pain In Extremity (593)
Tendonitis (410)
Diarrhoea (403)
Pain (355)
Dizziness (354)
Anxiety (349)
Pyrexia (337)
Nausea (333)
Tendon Pain (332)
Headache (322)
Myalgia (316)
Paraesthesia (315)
Rash (313)
Gait Disturbance (313)
Insomnia (309)
Tendon Rupture (302)
Renal Failure Acute (301)
Asthenia (281)
Fatigue (279)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Cipro Side Effects Reported to FDA



Cipro Side Effect Report#9999275
Heart Rate Increased, Tremor, Paraesthesia, Hypoaesthesia
This is a report of a 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: diarrhoea infectious, who was treated with Ciprofloxacin Hcl (dosage: 1 Pill Twice Daily Taken By Mouth, start time:
Mar 07, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Heart Rate Increased, Tremor, Paraesthesia, Hypoaesthesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ciprofloxacin Hcl treatment in female patients, resulting in Heart Rate Increased side effect.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9999231
Joint Swelling, Gait Disturbance, Swelling Face, Local Swelling, Local Swelling, Muscular Weakness, Pain
This report suggests a potential Cipro Joint Swelling side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: acne,staphylococcal skin infection and used Cipro (dosage: 1 Pill Twice Daily) starting
Feb 19, 2014. After starting Cipro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Joint Swelling, Gait Disturbance, Swelling Face, Local Swelling, Local Swelling, Muscular Weakness, PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Cipro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Joint Swelling, may still occur.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9998086
Septic Shock
This Septic Shock problem was reported by a physician from IN. A 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: mycobacterium tuberculosis complex test positive. On NS this consumer started treatment with Ciprofloxacin Injection Ip (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Tacrolimus
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil
  • Prednisolone
  • Amoxicillin+clavulanic Acid
  • Piperacillin Plus Tazobactam
  • Metronidazole
  • Amikacin
When using Ciprofloxacin Injection Ip, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Septic ShockAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Septic Shock, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9996328
Abdominal Pain Upper, Hot Flush, Myalgia, Abdominal Pain Upper, Abdominal Pain, Neuropathy Peripheral, Feeling Cold
This Abdominal Pain Upper side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 65-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection.The patient was prescribed Ciprofloxacin Hcl (drug dosage: 1 Pill Twice Daily), which was initiated on
Mar 06, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Ciprofloxacin Hcl the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abdominal Pain Upper, Hot Flush, Myalgia, Abdominal Pain Upper, Abdominal Pain, Neuropathy Peripheral, Feeling ColdThese side effects may potentially be related to Ciprofloxacin Hcl.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9995463
Sepsis, Pathogen Resistance, Septic Shock, Thrombocytopenia, Cerebrovascular Accident
This is a report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SG, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: bacteraemia, who was treated with Ciprofloxacin (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Piperacillin W/tazobactam (Unk)
  • Piperacillin W/tazobactam
  • Piperacillin W/tazobactam
  • Vancomycin (Unk)
  • Rifampicin (150 Mg, Bid)
  • Minocycline (100 Mg, Bid)
  • Levofloxacin (500 Mg/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sepsis, Pathogen Resistance, Septic Shock, Thrombocytopenia, Cerebrovascular Accident after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ciprofloxacin treatment in female patients, resulting in Sepsis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9995420
Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia, Hypoaesthesia, Skin Burning Sensation, Vision Blurred, Depression, Poor Quality Sleep, Memory Impairment, Pain In Extremity
This report suggests a potential Ciprofloxacin Neuropathy Peripheral side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatitis and used Ciprofloxacin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Ciprofloxacin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia, Hypoaesthesia, Skin Burning Sensation, Vision Blurred, Depression, Poor Quality Sleep, Memory Impairment, Pain In ExtremityAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Levofloxacin
Although Ciprofloxacin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Neuropathy Peripheral, may still occur.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9995135
Rash, Pruritus, Local Swelling, Joint Swelling
This Rash problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jul 20, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Cipro (dosage: 2 Pills A Day For 5 Days ?one In The Morning ?+ One At Night). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Sleep Apnea Machine
  • Dilantin
  • Pheobarbitol
  • Kombiglyzexr
  • Warfarin
  • Allopurinal
  • Losartan
  • Amlodipine Besylate
When using Cipro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Rash, Pruritus, Local Swelling, Joint SwellingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9994974
Asthenia, Muscular Weakness, Feeling Abnormal
This Asthenia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: local swelling,blister.The patient was prescribed Ciprofloxacin Hcl (drug dosage: By Mouth), which was initiated on
Nov 20, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Ciprofloxacin Hcl the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Asthenia, Muscular Weakness, Feeling AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Ciprofloxacin Hcl.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9994809
Gait Disturbance, Tendon Pain, Skin Discolouration
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: infected dermal cyst, who was treated with Ciprofloxacin Hcl (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 24, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gait Disturbance, Tendon Pain, Skin Discolouration after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ciprofloxacin Hcl treatment in female patients, resulting in Gait Disturbance side effect.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9994763
Headache, Hyperaesthesia
This report suggests a potential Ciprofloxacin Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cystitis and used Ciprofloxacin (dosage: 14 Took 5 Pills) starting
Feb 08, 2014. After starting Ciprofloxacin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Headache, HyperaesthesiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Metoprolol
  • Levothyroxine
  • Aspirin
  • Cranberry
  • Vitamin C
  • Fish Oil
  • Coq10
  • Vitamin D3
Although Ciprofloxacin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9992745
Dermatitis Exfoliative, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Hepatic Failure, Renal Failure, Sensitisation, Rash Pruritic
This Dermatitis Exfoliative problem was reported by a health professional from ES. A 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: wound infection. On 200906 this consumer started treatment with Ciprofloxacin (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Ciprofloxacin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dermatitis Exfoliative, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Hepatic Failure, Renal Failure, Sensitisation, Rash PruriticThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dermatitis Exfoliative, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9991706
Tendon Injury, Diabetic Neuropathy, Limb Discomfort, Unevaluable Event, Muscle Disorder, Pain In Extremity, Eating Disorder
This Tendon Injury side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Cipro (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Simvastatin (Unk)
  • Zocor (Unk)
  • Lipitor (Unk)
  • Zetia (Unk)
  • Plavix
.After starting to take Cipro the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Tendon Injury, Diabetic Neuropathy, Limb Discomfort, Unevaluable Event, Muscle Disorder, Pain In Extremity, Eating DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Cipro.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9983771
Nephrolithiasis, Kidney Infection, Back Pain, Muscle Spasms, Movement Disorder, Discomfort
This is a report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Cipro (dosage: NA, start time: 201306), combined with:
  • Ampyra (10 Mg, Bid)
  • Aubagio (Unk)
  • Methotrexate Sodium (Unk)
  • Prednisone (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nephrolithiasis, Kidney Infection, Back Pain, Muscle Spasms, Movement Disorder, Discomfort after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cipro treatment in female patients, resulting in Nephrolithiasis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9983739
Hypersensitivity
This report suggests a potential Cipro Hypersensitivity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Cipro (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Cipro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: HypersensitivityAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Cipro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypersensitivity, may still occur.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9981202
Muscle Twitching, Headache, Muscular Weakness, Fatigue, Nerve Injury, Feeling Abnormal
This Muscle Twitching problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: postoperative care. On
Feb 18, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Cipro (dosage: 10 Pills Twice Daily Taken By Mouth). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Cipro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Muscle Twitching, Headache, Muscular Weakness, Fatigue, Nerve Injury, Feeling AbnormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscle Twitching, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9981200
Paraesthesia
This Paraesthesia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection.The patient was prescribed Ciprofloxacin 250mg (drug dosage: Ciprofloxacin Hcl Twice Daily Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on
Mar 03, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Ciprofloxacin 250mg the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: ParaesthesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Ciprofloxacin 250mg.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9981148
Haematochezia, Vomiting
This is a report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin) (dosage: 250 Mg, 2 In 1 D, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Metronidazole
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Haematochezia, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin) treatment in female patients, resulting in Haematochezia side effect.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9971255
Tendon Pain, Tendon Pain, Muscle Spasms, Gait Disturbance
This report suggests a potential Ciprofloxacin Tendon Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 43-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatitis and used Ciprofloxacin (dosage: 2 X 500 Day) starting NS. After starting Ciprofloxacin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Tendon Pain, Tendon Pain, Muscle Spasms, Gait DisturbanceAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Ciprofloxacin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Tendon Pain, may still occur.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9969733
Dizziness, Sensory Disturbance, Cough, Palpitations, Vertigo, Movement Disorder, Heart Rate Irregular, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiomegaly
This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection. On NS this consumer started treatment with Ciprofloxacin, 500 Mg, West-ward (dosage: Taken By Mouth). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Ciprofloxacin, 500 Mg, West-ward, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dizziness, Sensory Disturbance, Cough, Palpitations, Vertigo, Movement Disorder, Heart Rate Irregular, Aortic Aneurysm, CardiomegalyThe patient was hospitalized and became disabled.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9969652
Arthralgia, Gait Disturbance, Feeling Abnormal
This Arthralgia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection.The patient was prescribed Ciprofloxacin (drug dosage: 2 Pills Daily Twice Daily Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on
Feb 17, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Ciprofloxacin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Arthralgia, Gait Disturbance, Feeling AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Ciprofloxacin.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9969418
Dizziness, Hypoaesthesia, Panic Attack, Paraesthesia, Restlessness
This is a report of a 42-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection, who was treated with Ciprofloxacin (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 05, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dizziness, Hypoaesthesia, Panic Attack, Paraesthesia, Restlessness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ciprofloxacin treatment in male patients, resulting in Dizziness side effect.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9969177
Fatigue, Neuropathy Peripheral, Pain In Extremity, Burnout Syndrome
This report suggests a potential Ciprofloxacin Fatigue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection and used Ciprofloxacin (dosage: 250 Mg, Bid) starting
Mar 21, 2009. After starting Ciprofloxacin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Fatigue, Neuropathy Peripheral, Pain In Extremity, Burnout SyndromeAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol (Unk)
  • Buscopan (Unk)
  • Diazepam (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Ciprofloxacin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fatigue, may still occur.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9961270
Anxiety, Feeling Abnormal, Nasal Congestion, Oropharyngeal Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Pain, Lip Exfoliation, Abdominal Pain
This Anxiety problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Cipro (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Flonase
When using Cipro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Anxiety, Feeling Abnormal, Nasal Congestion, Oropharyngeal Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Pain, Lip Exfoliation, Abdominal PainAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9961252
Burnout Syndrome, Fatigue, Neuropathy Peripheral, Pain In Extremity
This Burnout Syndrome side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection.The patient was prescribed Ciprofloxacin (drug dosage: 250 Mg, Bid), which was initiated on
Mar 21, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol
  • Buscopan
  • Diazepam
.After starting to take Ciprofloxacin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Burnout Syndrome, Fatigue, Neuropathy Peripheral, Pain In ExtremityThese side effects may potentially be related to Ciprofloxacin. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Cipro Side Effect Report#9940636
Hepatitis Acute
This is a report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: streptococcal urinary tract infection, who was treated with Ciprofloxacin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hepatitis Acute after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ciprofloxacin treatment in female patients, resulting in Hepatitis Acute side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Cipro on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Cipro Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Arthralgia 558
Pain In Extremity 372
Tendonitis 254
Pain 237
Diarrhoea 236
Dizziness 216
Nausea 216
Gait Disturbance 213
Paraesthesia 191
Anxiety 186

What are common Cipro Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Arthralgia 319
Pain In Extremity 216
Pyrexia 174
Anxiety 160
Diarrhoea 158
Tendon Pain 157
Tendonitis 152
Tendon Rupture 150
Headache 143
Renal Failure Acute 138

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    Cipro Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0065-8531
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name CIPRO HC
    Name ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and hydrocortisone
    Dosage Form SUSPENSION
    Route AURICULAR (OTIC)
    On market since 19990315
    Labeler Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s) CIPROFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE; HYDROCORTISONE
    Strength(s) 2; 10
    Unit(s) mg/mL; mg/mL
    Pharma Class Quinolone Antimicrobial [EPC],Quinolones [Chemical/Ingredient],Corticosteroid [EPC],Corticosteroid H

    Cipro Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 8580

    Cipro safety alerts: 2001

    Reported deaths: 450

    Reported hospitalizations: 1816

    Public Health Advisory: Cipro for Anthrax Exposure

    Audience: Health professionals and general public

    FDA reminds all health professionals and the general public that Cipro is approved for the inhaled form of anthrax after an individual has been exposed. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients and adolescents less than 18 years of age have not been established, except for use in inhalational anthrax (post-exposure). The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research has posted a comprehensive web page on the use of Cipro for inhalational anthrax.

    [Oct 19, 2001 - Message to Health Professionals - FDA]
    [Oct 19, 2001 - Information for Consumers: Questions and Answers - FDA]
    [Oct 19, 2001 - Comprehensive Cipro Information Page- FDA/CDER]

     

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