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Understanding Some of the Cipro Antibiotic Side Effects

September 11th, 2012

In the recent past, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been involved in the analysis of some claims made by legal and scientific communities on the various Cipro antibiotic side effects able to reduce in a drastic fashion the quality of wellbeing of a patient. They are mostly prescribed by physicians to deal with a number of infections across the body. In some places, the drug is mostly known by the generic name of levofloxacin. Cipro works quite amicably by destroying the ability to spread, duplicate, or split of bacteria, an action that gives the body’s natural disease fighting mechanism a great chance to fight different infections naturally.

Some of the Cipro antibiotic side effects and adverse symptoms have also been documented as being really similar to the ones belonging to the quinolones, where they are known to be the reason why a lot of problems that could be severe or mild are caused on the tendons including the nervous system’s peripherals. Lawyers, doctors and even FDA have been involved in giving patients some warning to look for some of the early symptoms that would let them know that Cipro is affecting them in a way. The symptoms sometimes resemble those of the common flu or sometimes those symptoms of a disease the medication is supposed to deal with. In case of signs that are not that much, they remind one of regular flu or cold many patients ignore and wait for it to disappear.

Some of these Cipro antibiotic side effects to lookout for include diarrhea, depression, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness and headache. Other signs include pain on the muscles including nightmares and insomnia that lead to sleep problems. You will also find other side effects of the antibiotic such as itching on the skin though mildly, including sore throat and fever. There are people who have given reports of attaining these types of complications just two days after they have taken a dose of Cipro and might simply be a tip of things that are on the inside. While many people might not even notice any change in their bodies while using the medication, a sizable number of people ends up attaining a lot of painful ailments and maladies that sometimes ends up causing some lifelong problems or in some weird cases, confining one into a wheelchair. This rare side effect mostly centers on the tendons and nerves while in the body, for instance, the Achilles tendon.

Some of the pains and aches you need to look out for are very elaborate and it is hard to miss them as you take the medication. They include rupture, pain or tenderness on the tendon of the Achilles. Also, it is possible for a person to have the biceps aching as well as painful or burning thumbs and soreness on the shoulders’ rotator cuffs. Also, it is possible for one to have a very abnormal kind of heart rhythm.

However, while the benefits of the drug outweigh the sparse side effects, doctors are always warning patients about painful symptoms whether they are naturally allergic to any antibiotic or not.


cipro antibiotic side effects: get to know them

July 15th, 2012

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.