cipro antibiotic side effects: get to know them

Cipro antibiotic is mostly used by elderly men to cure gram positive and gram negative bacteria which causes problems to them. The side effects of Cipro antibiotic are severe on elderly. Vitamin and mineral shortage in the body and continuous thirst is observed in elderly people. Cipro may cause Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, restlessness, rashes, palpitation, heart flutter, fainting, angina, heart attack, blood clotting, nervousness, dizziness, headache, light headedness, insomnia, numbness, depersonalization, ataxia ( lack of muscle coordination), agitation, confusion, delirium, toxic psychosis, muscle twitching, involuntary eye movements, nightmares, hallucinations, manic attack, tremors, irritability, seizures, lethargy, drowsiness, weakness, no appetite, depression, bleeding, jaundice, difficulty swallowing, constipation, intestinal gas, swelling of the pancreas, painful oral mucosa, thrush(oral fungal infection),intestinal perforation, Kidney failure, urinary retention, urethral bleeding, acidosis, nephritis joint stiffness, back pain, neck or chest pain, gout flare-up, increased urinary output, kidney stones. difficult breathing, throat or lung swelling (edema), hiccoughs, bronchial spasm, itching, rash, sensitivity to sunlight, flushing, chills, swelling of the blood vessels or lymph system, Blurred or disturbed vision, sensitivity to light, seeing double, eye pain, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, bad taste in mouth are the side effect of Cipro antibiotics in less extent.

cipro antibiotic side effects

People may suffer from a few mental or mood problem like hallucinations and depression. It may even cause sun burns. The side effects of Cipro could be subjected to nervous system also. Although these problems are reversible but still it can cause health issues in Central Nervous System. 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. Cipro can cause kidney stones. These indicate acute liver problems. Since Cipro antibiotic 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.


Elderly people may suffer from 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. 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. 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. Elderly people must avoid using Cipro as it has very severe side effects on them.