Serious Reactions to Ciprofloxacin

Serious Side Effects

Some ciprofloxacin side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Any joint or muscle problems, which could be signs of more serious side effects (see Ciprofloxacin Joint Pain)
  • Swelling, pain, bruising, or rupture of a tendon (see Ciprofloxacin Tendonitis)
  • Seizures
  • Any unusual changes in thoughts or behavior, such as:
     
    • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
    • Paranoia (feeling suspicious, or like people are out to get you)
    • Feeling anxious, nervous, or restless
    • Depression
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Confusion
    • Problems sleeping
 
  • Fainting
  • A fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Watery, bloody, or severe diarrhea (which can occur while taking the medication or for several weeks after stopping it)
  • Burning, numbness, tingling, or prickling sensations in your arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
     
    • Dark urine
    • Loss of appetite
    • Fatigue or excessive tiredness
    • Pain in the right upper part of the stomach
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
 
  • Low or high blood sugar levels if you have diabetes
  • White, patchy spots in the mouth or on the tongue, which may be signs of an oral yeast infection (thrush)
  • A thick, white vaginal discharge with itchiness or discomfort, which may be signs of a vaginal yeast infection
  • Severe or bloody diarrhea (which can occur while taking the medication or even several weeks after stopping it)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

 

 

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