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What are possible side effects of ciprofloxacin for Crohn's?

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These side effects of ciprofloxacin are rare, but may include:

You're also at greater risk for a severe type of colitis. If you get it, you'll need treatment with another type of antibiotic.

  • Headache and severe dizziness
  • Nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea
  • Sensitivity to sun
  • Rupture of a tendon (very rare)
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Fast heartbeat

From: Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease Medication Options" and "Antibiotics."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's disease?"

MedlinePlus: "Ampicillin" and "Rifaximin."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease Medication Options" and "Antibiotics."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's disease?"

MedlinePlus: "Ampicillin" and "Rifaximin."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 21, 2018

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