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Below are Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 24 ratings/reviews, Cipro has an overall score of 5.62. The effectiveness score is 7.33 and the side effect score is 6.33. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Cipro review by 55 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   gastroenteritis
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken twice daily for the period of 7 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   stopped symptoms within 1-2 days
Side effects:   none
Comments:   took cipro 500 mg twice daily for 7 days

 

Cipro review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pneumonia
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken 2 times daily for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   By the 5th day, I was feeling much better.
Side effects:   I am female. Taking this drug caused me to get a yeast infection.
Comments:   2 times a day for 10 days.

 

Cipro review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   published dose (dosage frequency: as presccribed, twice daily) for the period of 1 week
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   the bacterial infection was treated effectively.
Side effects:   extremely low blood sugar, fainting, black outs, nausea, severe headache, GI pain
Comments:   i was treated for a UTI with ciprofloxacin first; i took the medicine as prescribed exactly. within two days i started having symptoms described above. the doctor told me to switch to tequin, an analogue. the same effects occurred, only more severely this time. i had to stop the medication after a few days, or it felt like i would have to go to the emergency room. i felt like i was dying. the week that i was on these drugs was enough to cure the UTI however. i recovered from the symptoms after about 5 days after stopping the meds.

 

Cipro review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Urinary Tract Infection
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet taken twice daily for the period of 3 weeks
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The treatment benefits included rapid pain-relief from the UTI. Pain and symptoms of the UTI disappeared after the first week. The drug was taken to completion to prevent reoccurance.
Side effects:   Side effects for the drug were minimal and mainly consisted of dry mouth.
Comments:   The treatment included the tablet twice daily as well as plenty of fluids. Use of the drug was supplemented by cranberry juice intake -- about 2 glasses per day.

 

Cipro review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   kidney infection
Dosage & duration:   21 tablets over 10 days taken 2 tablets, then 1 tablet twice per day for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had a kidney infection with a very high fever. Cipro reduced the fever from 104.2 to 97.6 within 5 or 6 day/cured the kidney infection..
Side effects:   I threw up the first dose, which was two tablets,approximately one hour after taking it. I also experienced headaches for one to two hours after taking the cipro for first few days. Other than that, I just kept getting better, day by day.
Comments:   I took 2 tablets, then I took 1 tablet twice a day after eating. I also drank lots and lots of water and cranberry juice. After approx. 5 days, I no longer had side effects and the fever was gone. I actually felt perfectly fine after about 6 days or so.

 

Cipro review by 57 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   possible UTI
Dosage & duration:   500mg twice daily taken evry 12 hours for the period of a day and a half
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none...I am reguired to write fifty words bon the treatment benefits but since I had to discontinue the drug or die there were no benefits and I would be telling a bald faced lie if I said there were and but I will keep on typing so that I comply with the request for the fifty word minimun
Side effects:   severe heart palpitations severe panic attack involving racing morbid thoughts with fear of dying that stuff is poison...google side effects I also suffered head aches and leg and foot cramps and this was from only three 500 mg doses which is very scarey in my opinion
Comments:   Cipro was started while waiting for the results of a urine culture after it was found that I had blood in my urine and I had a high white blood cell count in the urine specimen. The thought was I had a severe infection so she opted to hit it hard with the most potent medicine available

 

Cipro review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   urinary tract infection
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken daily for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   resolved UTI. Symptoms improved rapidly and with 3-4 days, the urge to frequently urinate had completely subsided.
Side effects:   There were no noted side effects of this drug. Note that you have to space your vitamin intake in a several hour timeframe on either side of taking this drug, and the drug must be taken with a full glass of water.
Comments:   Unknown

 

Cipro review by 26 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Serious food poisoning, UTI
Dosage & duration:   Do not remember (dosage frequency: once as an iv drip; or a pill twice/day) for the period of drip - 2 days ; pill for 5
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I landed in a West African hospital with my insides coming out and suffering from the worst stomach pain as a result of (probably) eating bad food. I vomited for 12 hours until I got the drip and then I was okay for the next couple days in the hospital (although the stomach pains remained). Cipro is also the god of beating Urinary tract infections: I've taken both a 3 and 5 day course, and its been effective instantly.
Side effects:   I had no side effects.
Comments:   For UTI, take one every 12 hours for prescribed number of days. (And finish the whole course!)

 

Cipro review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Urinary tract infection
Dosage & duration:   200mg taken twice daily for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   birth control
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   After starting treatment with Cipro, I almost immediate improvement of my condition, and the pain was severely lessened.
Side effects:   I felt some dizziness and fatigue, but there were no clear side effects that were directly attributable to the drug.
Comments:   After beginning treatment, I saw improvement within 2 days, and the urinary tract infection cleared up within 3-4 days. I continued for another couple days to make sure it was gone for good.

 

Cipro review by 47 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   puncture wound
Dosage & duration:   1000 milligrams daily (dosage frequency: once) for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   paxil, lotrel
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Cleared up the infection but any number of other drugs would have done just as well, without the awful side effects.
Side effects:   Cipro can have a devastating effect on connective tissue. In my case, loss of elasticity, leading to wrinkled, drying, aging skin on face, neck, hands; suddenly visible veins; heightened sun sensitivity; easy bruising; weakened, painful knee and ankle joints, insomnia. I subsequently discovered that these are all too common "rare" side effects, among many others, and none of them emerged until a few days after finishing the dose. Unless you have no other options, this is a medication to be avoided.
Comments:   I subsequently discovered that I was prescribed this drug for a condition that any number of other drugs would have cleared up just as as easily and was given way too much of it as well. The whole experience has been a nightmare. Nearly a year later, still suffering after-effects. Do not take this drug without checking it out. Cipro was black-boxed by the FDA less than a week after I finished my prescription, and MDs still hand it out like candy.

 

Cipro review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   cellulitis
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken 3/day for the period of 7days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It cleared the skin infection,effectively and quite fast, was convenient to take, and easy to remember.
Side effects:   Mild tiredness, sensitivity to bright sunlight, and mild joint aches. Some slight difficulty sleeping and tenderness particularly in finger joints.
Comments:   Pill to be taken orally without tea. Side effects may be because of lack of tea, which i am used to drinking throughout the day, rather than drug effects

 

Cipro review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   urinary tract infection
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken twic daily for the period of 4 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   urinary tract infection subsided
Side effects:   horrible...began feeling nauseous after 3rd day...disoriented, general "sick" and weak feeling...terrible digestive pains and upset...lasted more than a year afterward...felt like digestive tract was ulcerated or raw, very explosive bowel movements, tendons in heels would "catch" and stiffen...an odd side effect but found out online later that it is one of the known odd side effects of Cipro...fluroquinone poisioning i guess as that is what Cipro is. Will NEVER take it again!
Comments:   took prescription as directed but by day three could not continue

 

Cipro review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken twice daily for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had a bad uti with awful pain on myside i couldnt walk..I was prescribed this and have never taken it so I was a little nervous.
Side effects:   The side affect I had was headache,diarriah after the 3rd day,and a I got my period (im not regular) really bad to where I had to goto hospital...I dont know if that was related to the medication.
Comments:   It treated my uti I was better in a week but because of my heavy period I quit taking it after the 8th day..its been 4months and have not had any reoccurance of the uti

 

Cipro review by 33 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   yeast infection
Dosage & duration:   1 / day (dosage frequency: 1/ day) for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   fatigue
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug helped elminate most of the discharge and healed my yeast infection mostly.
Side effects:   i was feeling a bit tired and drowsy.
Comments:   after taking the drug for 2 weeks most of the infection had cleared up. I think having the drug for another week or two would have cleared up the infection completely.

 

Cipro review by 28 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   0.5 mg taken 3 times a day for the period of 7 months
Other conditions:   Skin Infection
Other drugs taken:   NONE
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was able do my work without hassles and I'm free from pain right now. There's no need for me to cry anymore whenever I urinate.
Side effects:   The only side effect for me is just a muscle pain for just only 3 days.
Comments:   This illness always occur when I use a tissue paper whenever I urinate..Until I discover Cipro from medsheaven.com, I finally ended up my pains as I took this medicine..It really really works for me..

 

Cipro review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   throat infection
Dosage & duration:   200 mg taken 3 times a day for the period of 2 days
Other conditions:   headache
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had taken this medication, Cipro, as prescribed by my general practicioner to treat a strep throat infection. The first time I used this medication, it was very effective with no side effects and after 3 days of taking it, I noticed considerable improvement and then by the time the perscription was totally consumed, probably 10 days worth, the Strep throat was gone and all cleared up. It was the second occasion of treating a similar illness that the side effects were detected.
Side effects:   After one day of taking the cipro- so probably had 3 pills, I began to get an itchy rash mostly on my arms, legs, and abdomen. There were small red dots that itched. I also noticed that my throat swelled up and it was getting harder to breath. I called my Dr. and was told to quit taking the Cipro and an alternative would be given to me.
Comments:   So I think I have described the details as I can or needed in the descriptions listed above. complely

 

Cipro review by 23 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   uti
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken twice for the period of daily
Other conditions:   None! Perfectly healthy woman
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   NONE
Side effects:   Insomnia, back pain, muscle pain and cramping everywhere especially my legs, joint pain in knees ankles fingers, throat swelling, throbbing and sharp pains behind my knees, heavy feeling in my legs like i was dragging them severe anxiety like i kept picturing myself dying and the poisen running threw my veins(yes creepy) and for about five minutes i was lying in bed and my limbs felt too heavy to move like i was paralized.
Comments:   I will never take this TOXIC excuse for a medicine again in my life and i will tell everyone i know to demand another option. This stuff is pure poison. Went to the doctor today said i was having adverse reactions and sent me home with a new perscription although seemed to not fully believe my symptoms were real which I can assure u all they were and ARE! I am afraid of long term effects and this was only after ONE 500 mg dose! This is truly terrifying stuff

 

Cipro review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken 5 days for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   inflamed liver
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   i thought the uti cleared up but last night i began to feel symtpoms that it has returned.
Side effects:   Extremem fatigue, dizziness, feeling of emptiness, pain in all tendons which is worsening as the days go by. I have been off of cipro for four days and the pain woke me up in the middle of the night. I have had a terrible headache and my temperature is either very hot or cold. (it is July) I am unable to excercise for fear of rupturing a tendon. My left achilles feels stiff andi am worried it is permanantly damaged. I have never had tendonitis, but i am shocked that i could potentially be forever burdened with it. My elbows, ankles, knees, hips and thighs, shoulders, neck ..all of it in extreme pain. Last night began the horrific nightmares.
Comments:   I went to urgent care because i was having severe kidney pain and i found blood in my urine. The dr. too found blood and protien and suggested this drug. I mentioned that i rarely take even and aspirin and am prone to side effects. I also mentioned that a week earlier i had bloodwork done and it showed an inflamed liver. I waited for the office to call me with the results which they never did. Finally i called and they said they had lost my number, but yes indeed i did have a UTI. (8 days later). I mentioned that i was having severe side effects and before i said what they were, they said, "It doesn't sound related to the drug". It was an apprubt brush off. Will these sypmtoms ever go away? What is the time frame?

 

Cipro review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   0.5 mg taken 3 times a day for the period of 7 months
Other conditions:   Skin Infection
Other drugs taken:   NONE
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was able do my work without hassles and I'm free from pain right now. There's no need for me to cry anymore whenever I urinate.
Side effects:   The only side effect for me is just a muscle pain for just only 3 days.
Comments:   This illness always occur when I use a tissue paper whenever I urinate..Until I discover Cipro from medsheaven.com, I finally ended up my pains as I took this medicine..It really really works for me..

 

Cipro review by 19 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Epidimytis
Dosage & duration:   can't remember the mg taken twice daily for the period of 14
Other conditions:   none, possibly hypochondria
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Got rid of my raging epidimytis and prostatitis. The pain started to subside within 2-3 days. Within the first week almost all symptoms were gone. Minor symptoms persisted until the 11-12 day. By the 14th day all symptoms were gone. BUT - the side effects were awful.
Side effects:   Let it be known that I have been treated once before with ciprofloxacin, where I experienced no side effects. This time was a little different... - muscle pains in thighs, chest, and traps. - tightness of chest - joint pains - specifically on the outsides of my knees. some pain in wrists, elbows, and upper back. - semi severe pain in lymph nodes of neck w/ little to no swelling. - complete anxiety that i had lympoma; both swollen lymph nodes and anxiety are side effects of Cipro - general anxiety - made me poo a lot. (kinda funny in retrospect) - low sex drive - pain in lower rib cage, a little higher than the kidneys. could not identify weather muscular or otherwise. - pain in diaphragm - pain in neck - pain in upper jaw (only experienced this once for about an hour) - pain in jaw would often radiate to pain in temples - ringing in ears/dulled hearing (this would last for about 5 minutes at a time) - very slight muscle twitching (only sometimes) - i would get "pins and needles" very easily - i was colder than normal for the entire two weeks - i was very irritable - but i can't decide if my short temper was a side effect of the drug, or if it was caused by the drag of having so many side effects. Other than the frequent bowel movements, I had no stomach or nausea problems. My bowel movements were very normal, and stomach aches were never an issue. All of the side effects became persistently worse, starting off as very minor side effects and progressing to a moderate stage. Some of the side effects (particularly the lymph node pain) didn't start until the second week.
Comments:   14 days of this crazy drug solved my infection, but the side effects were killer. Ask your doctor about alternatives before starting ciprofloxacin.

 

Cipro review by medical professional caring for 69 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Prostate procedure
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken bid for the period of 4 weeks
Other conditions:   complete cardiac collapse and multi organ failure
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none
Side effects:   A completely fit and healthy male who exercised 6 days/week who decided to have a prostate procedure to alleviate inflammation. Placed on Cipro pre and post. No signs of infection in autopsy. Upon arrival to hospital 2 weeks post procedure, had extremely elevated enzymes(muscle and cardiac) and died within 3 hours. Result of biopsy : cardiac arrest due to multi organ failure.
Comments:   Treated with Cipro for prophalaxis prostate.

 

Cipro review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Skin infection
Dosage & duration:   I don't remember. (dosage frequency: i don't remember.) for the period of 1 week
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None. The Cipro appeared not to work for my skin infection.
Side effects:   Extreme swelling of the lips.
Comments:   I was approximately 44 years old. When fertilizing my garden, the wind kicked up and blew the fertilizer all over me. After washing it off, the skin on my midsection (around the stomach area) began to itch and turn red. Shortly afterwards, blisters appeared and the skin began to be infected. My doctor prescribed Cipro, which not only did not work but caused my lips to be extremely swollen, so swollen that the skin on my lips split in a few places and bled. I could actually easily see my swollen lips by simply casting my eyes downward. I stopped taking the Cipro and reported the condition to my doctor, who was at a loss to explain why the Cipro did not help my skin infection.

 

Cipro review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   infection
Dosage & duration:   500 for 14 days (dosage frequency: 2x a day) for the period of 14 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   flaxal
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   suppose to get rid of difittulitis which after colonoscophy I did not have. Took the drug for nothing. There were no benefits. The slight pain I had in the lower left side I still always have
Side effects:   rash for monthe. loose skin all over body.I have lost the collegen in my skin and now get a reaction to any antibiotic I take.
Comments:   horrible prescribed way too long

 

Cipro review by 1 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Rare Kidney infection
Dosage & duration:   1/4 ml (dosage frequency: 2 times a day) for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   UTI, Virual infection
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My daughter is playing now finally and she seems to be feeling alot better. When she was hospitalized she was very ill she wouldnt move she was vomitting, diarhea, dehyrated, she had just a blank stare in her eyes. Her kidney infection is very rare and i cant remember the name of it but it stars with a P.
Side effects:   Blistering rash
Comments:   .
 


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