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Cipro Side Effects: Is Cipro still the best?

July 12th, 2012

Cipro or Ciprofloxin is a quinolone antibiotic. Blood level increases to great extent after its intake. Cipro is active against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. It replicate with the enzymes that bacteria need to replicates and hence acts as an antibiotic. It enters tissues like prostates. It proves to be a very able drug in many conditions. There will be a quench for thirst due to increase in caffeine levels.

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Even Cipro has side effects. The Cipro side effects are very severe in some cases. They cause erosion of cartilage in weight bearing joints. There might be insomnia issues caused by headaches, nausea, diarrhea and dizziness. People may suffer from a few mental or mood problem like hallucinations and depression. It may even cause sun burns. The Cipro side effects could be subjected to nervous system also.

Some less serious Cipro Side Effects includes tightness in chest, decreased hearing, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, sleeping problems, stress, feeling anxious, insomnia, lethargy, confusion, painful oral mucosa, nightmares, bad taste in mouth, kidney stones, jaundice, urinary retention, sensitivity to sunlight, blood clotting in lungs, acidosis, anemia, hyper pigmentation, elevated serum potassium, glucose, albumin and vaginal yeast infections.

 

Respiratory tract infections also have been seen in many cases as adverse effect

Urinary problems like change in its amount and color may be a result of the dosage.

Some other rare urinary problems include blood from abdomen. You could suffer from kidney problems, urine blockade and acidosis. Hyper pigmentation is also a side effect of cipro.  People can have bad taste in mouth and ringing in ears. Blurred vision and night walking is a problem seen in a few patients. You may go through psychotic reactions. These indicate acute liver problems. Since cipro attacks the prostate gland, liver problems cannot be ignored. Cardiac problems like high blood pressure, fast breathing, increased heartbeat etc may are also some rare but serious side effects. Heart attacks are common to patients taking cipro. Lung problems like bronchitis and fast breathing are also common. It makes patient susceptible to tuberculosis.

 

Bone marrow depletion is another issue which has come to light recently. Intracranial hypertension is another side effect. A resistant bacterium may cause intestinal problems like diarrhea. This problem may occur after a month of the stoppage of the treatment. Using anti-diarrhea medications may worsen the infection.

Long term usage can cause oral brush or vaginal problems. You could suffer from allergic reactions like rashes, itching and swelling up of body parts like tongue and lips. You may experience neck, back and joint pains.  Pregnant mothers might suffer from severe vaginal bleeding and in few cases death of the fetus. Also they may not be able to get pregnant in future. Be careful and do not take pain killers. There might be an abnormal rise in cholesterol and thyroid levels. Fatal condition called agranulo-cytosis could cause reduction in the count of white blood cells. It has proved to be fatal over the past decades due to hypersensitivity. Thus cipro cannot be trusted anymore, except, in conditions where it is extremely necessary, avoid using it.

If you notice any of the above mentioned side effects do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist or doctor.

Cipro Side Effects on Elderly: Adults are more prone to death

July 10th, 2012

Cipro antibiotic is mostly used by elderly men to cure gram positive and gram negative bacteria which causes problems to them. The Cipro side effects on elderly are severe. Vitamin and mineral shortage in the body and continuous thirst is observed in elderly people. If you feel any numbness or shaking in your body contact your doctor immediately. Severe headaches and bleeding may also occur. If you suffer from any other infections or fever, this may be a side effect. Over past years 2-6% elderly people have died due to side effects of Cipro in the United States itself. People may suffer from kidney and urinary problems which can be fatal. Hyper pigmentation is also a side effect of cipro.  People can have bad taste in mouth and ringing in ears. Blurred vision and night walking is a problem seen in a few patients. You may go through psychotic reactions.

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Other problems to less extent by side effects of Cipro among adults includes head ache, abdominal pain, shoulder pain, foot pain, pain on joints, Cardiovascular problems like atria flutter, ventricular ectopy, syncope, hypertension, migraine, hypertension, cardiopulmonary arrest, myocardial infarction, phlebitis while severe central nervous system problems restlessness, dizziness, insomnia, nightmares, phobia, depression, abnormal gait, weakness, manic reaction, anorexia, lethargy, ataxia, light-headedness, hallucinations, and malaise. Heart attacks are common to patients taking cipro. Lung problems like bronchitis and fast breathing are also common. It makes patient susceptible to tuberculosis.

Bone marrow depletion is another issue which has come to light recently. Intracranial hypertension is another side effect.

 

Cipro side effects in elderly may cause colored blindness and other vision issues.

A resistant bacterium may cause intestinal problems like diarrhea. This problem may occur after a month of the stoppage of the treatment. Using anti-diarrhea medications may worsen the infection. Metabolic problems like amylase increase, lipase increase are also included in the list. The other Cipro side effects on adults includes Respiratory problems like hiccough, haemoptysis, pulmonary embolism, bronchospasm, epistgaxis, dyspnea Skin problems like allergic reaction, pruritus, urticaria, cutaneous candidiasis, angioedema, edema of the face, neck, lips, conjunctivae or hands, hyper pigmentation, sweating Problem in special senses like blurred vision, disturbed vision, decreased visual acuity, diplopia, eye pain, tinnitus, hearing loss, bad taste, chromatospia Renal problems like interstitial nephritis, nephritis, renal failure, polyuria, urinary retention, urethral bleeding, vaginitis Intestinal problems like hepatitis, intestinal perforation, painful oral mucosa, oral candidiasis, dysphagia, cholestatic jaundice, gastrointestinal bleeding Skeletal problems like back pain, joint stiffness, achiness, neck pain, muscle weakness, chest pain, and other several instances like nausea, vomiting, irritability, palpitation, tremor. You may experience neck, back and joint pains.  Pregnant mothers might suffer from severe vaginal bleeding and in few cases death of the fetus. Also they may not be able to get pregnant in future. People may experience hypersensitivity. Thus cipro cannot be trusted anymore, except, in conditions where it is extremely necessary, avoid using it. Cipro side effects on elderly are severe so they must avoid it.

Cipro Side effects on Tendon: Why and where does it happen?

July 9th, 2012

Like other fluoroquinolone drugs, Cipro causes side effects on tendon like tendonitis and causes tendon rupture. A tendon attaches a muscle to a bone to make movement of joints possible. They are strong fibrous tissues. We move because we have tendons. Tendonitis is a chronic problem and is a condition where the tendons start having inflammations. Thus movement produces pain. A tendon tears or rupture because of severe force and weight on it.

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People may experience a snap after the rupture followed by severe pain. This may cause permanent or temporary absence of movement. Achilles tendon is under scrutiny in most cases. Being the longest tendon it connects calf to heel in the body. As it bears all the weight it is most subjected to tears and rupture. Rotor cuff, biceps and thumbs are also susceptible to inflammation and tear.

 

Ruptures start appearing after the treatment or during it. They can occur as quickly as in a few hours or even after six months of the treatment. These ruptures could be fatal as seen in a few cases in the past. They mainly occur in adults and elderly men. It may cause direct trauma so avoid cipro if you can. You may experience rapid or immediate bruising where the tendon has weaned out. People will have marked weakness. Inability to move the affected limb is also a Cipro side effect caused on tendons by cipro.

 

Because of damaged tendon people might not be able to lift any weights. It may cause look issues as it deforms the affected area. In the next few lines it is discussed how specific tendons are affected and what atrocities they might cause to a human being in his day to day life. When an Achilles tendon ruptures you will be unable to support yourself on your toes on the affected leg and you might not able to move for some period and if you are unlucky you might not move forever.

 

When a rotor cuff muscle ruptures you might not be able to bring your arms over your shoulders thus disabling your arm acutely and making you handicapped.

When the tendons in the biceps wear out there is a decreased strength of elbow flexion and inability to raise the arm out of the side when the hand is turned palm up.

 

When there is severe tendonitis in the Achilles tendon people can die and over the last 15 years more than ten thousand people have died. Tendon ruptures are a direct side effect of Cipro and almost 2-6% people in US have fallen into this pit. Of these 1.5% people have died or are on a verge of dying due to severe internal bleeding caused in their tendons. When cipro is used for medication purposes it increases the flow of blood in prostates, the DNA is altered and bacteria affect the tendons and muscles in the body. Thus when a person lifts even bearable weight or puts slight contraction on the tendon it can tear and cause pain beyond control. People can also die on the spot. Whenever it occurs seek medical attention or the problem might become chronic. To avoid these Cipro side effects on tendons avoid using Cipro.