Ciprofloxacin (generic for Cipro) is an antibiotic. It can be used to treat infections in the abdomen. Consider ciprofloxacin for diarrhea with blood or mucous. It is also used in cases of anthrax exposure. Ciprofloxacin can be taken with ondansetron. Do not take ciprofloxacin with dairy products such as milk or yogurt, or with calcium-fortified juice.
Because of its HIGH NUMBER of side effects, ciprofloxacin should only be used when no other equally effective antibiotic is available. In particular, ciprofloxacin is known for causing TENDON RUPTURE, leaving people unable to walk, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, a type of irreversible nerve damage, and BRAIN EFFECTS (including hallucinations, anxiety, depression, headaches, and more). These reactions can occur in healthy people.
Ciprofloxacin is one of the most dangerous antibiotics. It can cause tears in tendons and in blood vessels, including the aorta, which could be fatal. Ciprofloxacin is dangerous in people who are predisposed to problems with tendons and the aorta, such as people with connective tissue disease. It is also known to cause peripheral neuropathy, central nervous system effects, severe rashes (including Stevens-Johnson syndrome), lung problems (pneumonitis), liver failure, anemia, allergic reaction, heart arrhythmias (via prolongation of the QT interval), muscle and joint problems, diarrhea (including C. difficile diarrhea), and more.
|Abdominal infection||ciprofloxacin 500 mg by mouth twice a day for 7 days PLUS metronidazole 500 mg by mouth three times a day for 7 days|
|Anthrax exposure||ciprofloxacin 500 mg by mouth twice a day for 7 days|
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