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Ciprofloxacin is a medication often prescribed for treating various bacterial infections. Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible with this drug.
The different forms of ciprofloxacin may have significantly different side effects. For instance, the most commonly reported reaction to all oral or injectable ciprofloxacin products in adults include:
The most commonly reported side effects with ciprofloxacin ear drops include:
The most commonly reported side effect of ciprofloxacin eye products is burning or discomfort in the eye.
In most cases, reactions such as these are minor and easily treated. However, you should notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop serious reactions while taking ciprofloxacin, such as seizures, joint or muscle problems, or difficulty breathing.
(For a more complete list of possible reactions to this drug, click Ciprofloxacin Side Effects. This article also outlines potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.)
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