CIPROFLOXACIN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • irritation of the stomach or intestines

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • abnormal liver function tests

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
    • indigestion
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • pain in the muscles or bones

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
    • low blood sugar
    • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
    • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
    • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • anemia
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • methemoglobinemia, a type of blood disorder
    • increase in the number of platelets in the blood
    • mental problems from taking the drug
    • depersonalization, a disconnection of one's own sense of reality or identity
    • suicidal thoughts
    • a type of muscle paralysis due to blocked nerve function called neuromuscular blockade
    • high blood pressure
    • angina, a type of chest pain
    • heart valve regurgitation
    • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
    • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
    • atrial fibrillation
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG
    • abnormal heart rhythm
    • a blood clot in the brain
    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
    • low blood pressure
    • asthma
    • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
    • fluid in the lungs
    • inflammation of the large intestine
    • acute liver failure
    • damage to the liver and inflammation
    • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
    • acute kidney failure
    • bloody urine
    • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
    • inflammation of a tendon
    • rupture of a tendon
    • rupture of a tendon in the shoulder area
    • rupture of tendons that extend the hand and wrist
    • rupture of tendons that flex the hand and wrist
    • rupture of the tendon in the back of the heel
    • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • hallucinations
    • fainting
    • seizures
    • a tonic-clonic seizure
    • puffy face from water retention
    • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
    • trouble breathing
    • excessive diarrhea
    • high amount of uric acid in the blood
    • high blood sugar
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
    • a serum sickness reaction
    • high pressure within the skull
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
    • pancreatitis
    • dissection of the aorta
    • dissection of artery
    • aneurysm of aorta
    • a high alanine transaminase level
    • a high aspartate transaminase level

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • thrush
    • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
    • paranoia
    • nightmares
    • a change in vision
    • ringing in the ears
    • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
    • constipation
    • inflammation or infection of the vagina
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • itching
    • hair loss
    • darkening of the skin
    • backache
    • drowsiness
    • dizziness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • excessive sweating
    • pain
    • chills
    • taste impairment
    • a distorted sense of smell called parosmia
    • abnormal manner of walking
    • loss of muscle coordination
    • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
    • temporary redness of face and neck
    • decreased appetite
    • headache
    • nosebleed
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • swollen lymph nodes
    • hiccups
    • gas
    • an inability to completely empty the bladder
    • excess urination
    • nervousness
    • abnormal sensations of the skin
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
    • anxious feelings
    • fast heartbeat

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