Joint pain effect of Ciprofloxacin

We have 551 consumer reports for Ciprofloxacin. Joint pain effect occurred in 17%.

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Ciprofloxacin Circle Diagram 95 consumers of 551 reported about Joint pain

  1. Courtney J. Salem says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Pyelonephritis

    No side effects in the first 2 days. Rapid resolution of symptoms. From the third day mild to moderate headache and persistent mild nausea, joint pain / crack in motion, lack of appetite-unfortunately weight loss. Otherwise, I tolerated the drug well.

    Side effects: Anorexia; Headache; Nausea; Joint pain
  2. Rose C. Thomas says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Blow-kidney disorders

    Rapid help against cystitis (within 1-2 days), slow help with pyelitis, at times severe dizziness, drowsiness, circulatory problems, z.T. severe joint pain on the elbow

  3. Bryant B. Denton says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Ulcerative colitis

    Was in the beginning of July 2012 for a week in the hospital because of diverticulitis.Bekam antibiotics also mix with a gyrase inhibitor. Then had more and more problems with joint problems. (Shoulder, hip, knee, wrist (swollen)). This is now 4 months ago and I still have complaints on loading. Can not work anymore since then. Have read the other entries and I would be interested in whether these complaints go away again.

    Side effects: Muscle aches; Joint pain
  4. Matthew E. Espinal says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Respiratory infections

    2 X 250mg per day, when taking only a slight nausea, 2 days after taking the horror went off, almost all sinews and joints hurt a lot, are apparently inflamed, which is already running since 11.9.2015, the whole thing happens in real Push, sometimes I feel better and the next day comes a boost that is worse than the previous, improvement barely in sight. This is synonymous in the side effects in it and according to various doctors is the well-known.Thus come mental disorders such as depression, mild panic attacks.

  5. Raymond L. Chavez says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Tonsillitis

    My third antibiotic after a long and heavy tonsillitis. I tolerate antibiotics pretty badly and got ciprofloxacin. I must confess, after reading the reviews here I almost got the howling and was scared to take this medication, but still have it. After about 3 days, improvement in my tonsils occurred, and for the first few days I had mild pain in the Achilles tendons, knees and neck and a lethargic digestion. But I have to say that here some reviews of the antibiotic are very inappropriate. I was so scared to take the drug which was ultimately unfounded. Yes, I had pain in the tendons and joints, which were very well tolerated and did not interfere in the least in my daily life, and the medication did very well, although I have to say that I am well hydrated (2 liters of water daily ). Even now, a week after weaning, I felt no side effects.

  6. Rosemarie J. Clark says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Cystitis

    I have been prescribed Ciprofloxacin for the treatment of cystitis by my GP (250mg, 2x a day). Previously, I had already received the antibiotic cotrimoxazole because of the same condition, which I tolerated very well and which also helped against the inflammation. So I assumed the Cipro would look similar and did not think much about taking it. The package leaflet lists the usual possible side effects that can be used to live well during treatment, as well as nothing that makes one alert. But after the first tablet, I felt strong changes. My arms felt heavy, my elbows hurt as if you were stabbing them with a knife. I felt dizzy, a short time later, a strong physical agitation, I could not sit still. Also, I was suddenly very easily irritable and aggressive (otherwise I am a more relaxed and calm person), broke down in tears for no reason and felt otherwise just sick. After the second pill I felt a tug in my thighs and back, my palms burning and I had a bad taste in my mouth. I felt tired but could not or did not sleep very well (during the entire treatment period). After the third tablet I had the impression that my fingers were swollen. Alarmed, I called in practice and told about my previous reactions. We weighed down, normal side effects, I should read the package insert. In the meantime, the treatment with Cipro had an effect on my work, I was no longer on the line, was unfocused and just stood next to me. Word-finding difficulties (spoken and written) and forgetfulness annoyed me in addition. My neck was cramping, my knees were inflamed and my knees were somehow taut. On the third day the diarrhea began, I had constant pressure on my stomach and ran half an hour away from the toilet. Meanwhile my fingers and toes hurt, also here I had the feeling of inflammations. On the penultimate day my whole body ached, most of the legs (calves and knees), the running was difficult, the corridor up a staircase made me very hard. I had spasms in the soles of my feet. Lying or sitting in one position did not take long, then new pain appeared at the pressure-loaded areas. The last use of the drug is over a month ago. As I write this, my fingers and wrists ache, my back and chest, and my legs still hurt. I hope the effect soon disappears. If you get the drug prescribed, ask your doctor what it is all about. If in doubt, prescribe a lighter remedy, I would never take Cipro for such a small bladder infection again!

  7. Joseph T. Lo says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Cystitis

    Cipro prescribed for recurrent cystitis. Fast recovery. Pain in the right foot after a few days (tendinitis of the plantar tendon), joint pain. The joint pain lasted for many weeks in the hand, the tendonitis has been plaguing for months now. However, I did not think that the side effects were / are and have now again taken Cipro (again cystitis). Well exacerbation of tinnitus, nightmares (actually listed in the leaflet!), Extreme fatigue and laxity. That was the last time I took this horror drug. Why is not this withdrawn from circulation?

  8. Daniel P. Stewart says:
    5.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Cystitis

    I was prescribed ciprofloxacin 250 (2 times daily, 3 days) due to cystitis. After the 5th tablet began to itch on my face, especially the ears and eyes. I still finished the medication, my bladder infection was well cured. The itching continues to this day (12 days after the last tablet) and has spread. On the 3rd day after finishing the therapy, my joints began to hurt, so that I could not walk or reach. The pain wander, every day something else hurts. They are becoming more intense. My hands feel swollen and numb, it itches and I have a hives on my arms. Cipro works, but my body defends itself by all means against the drug.

    Side effects: Hives; Itching; Joint pain
  9. Juana G. Decker says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Urinary tract infection

    After taking ciprofloxacin was nothing like before. I think I’ve been permanently damaged since then. I could barely walk, I thought I had MS. Muscle and joint pain, tremors, concentration problems, heart problems, incipient meningitis, blurred vision, etc., etc. countless symptoms. In my case, it was attributed to a chronic neuroborreliosis, which I have a lot, yes ALSO, but this remedy makes MUCH worse, or at first causes neurological damage! It only occurred to me in connection now because I got the remedy again. (three years later, again because of a urinary tract infection) and AGAIN after taking EXTREME much worse. What I’ve always interpreted mainly as a bout of Lyme disease. Because I am since (2011) MOST bad, and sometimes VERY bad. I have noticed that it was so bad even after taking it. I do not know if you can ever heal this again. What helps is the antibiotic azithromycin over several weeks, three tablets a week and a good detoxification, for example. with Heidelberger Chlorella algae and homeopathy. In addition, a colon rehabilitation and reconstruction of the intestinal flora with Symbioflor. I would like to make it known to those affected and that the product comes from the market !! It harms many many people !! Even people have taken after taking almost or even completely, the life, as it has a strong effect on the psyche! The remedy belongs IMMEDIATELY forbidden!

  10. Steven G. Ransom says:
    4.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Cystitis

    Shortly after taking it, I had a terrible burning sensation on my feet and later on other parts of my body. Thought that passes u took a 2nd & amp; 3rd tablet. The burning became much worse, it even burned in my eyes. I suddenly had depression, joint, – & amp; Tendon pain. There were also sensory disturbances on the hands & amp; Feet. Then I got another antibiotic. I’m finally in the emergency room, because I’m almost crazy. Have today – months after this brief intake problems. Never again! It was really bad …..

  11. Georgia W. Dodson says:
    3.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Prostatitis

    I got ciprofloxacin for 20 days because of a prostate infection. I stopped taking it after 15 days because I got extreme side effects that are not gone after nearly 6 months. The worst are depression, anxiety, the skin burns all over the body, sleep disorders, joint pain, fatigue, etc …… I would take no chinolon such as ciprofloxacin more. I do not know how long the side effects will continue and as I am there are many, better take another AB.

  12. James M. Russell says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Nephritis

    After two days in the whole body joint pain, freezing, neuropathy, palpitations, stiff feet..He had to go to the emergency, this said, stop immediately. That is already half a year ago. The pain comes in spurts over again. How can a drug be prescribed that breaks down more than it uses?

  13. Donna B. Schmidt says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Angina tonsillaris

    Headache, neck pain, back pain, racing heartbeat, anxiety and panic attacks, difficulty in getting in and out of bed, eye dryness with ocular fibrillation, worst: extremely severe joint pain (especially elbows, knees, hands, feet, hips) to joint stiffness and Achilles tendon pain. Condition after discontinuation of the drug: a little better, but pain comes back, condition 2 weeks after taking: constantly people, take your hands off this devil stuff! It absolutely must be taken off the market!!!

  14. Adam T. Hallman says:
    5.0 rating

    So far the worst medi ever that I ever gotAfter the third tablet, the nightmare began !!! My whole nerves, muscles, joints, every single fiber ached in my body. My left wrist was almost stiff, the right one almost as bad. Had cramps in arms and legs. Short and sweet every part of the body was as strongly inflamed. Extreme itching all over, worst on legs, feet. I almost scratched everything bloody !!! In the end I ended up in the hospital, got cetirizine and prednisolone for four days !!! My whole body responded to the crap in a highly forgiving manner. I’m never allowed to take the medi again, I was told !! Otherwise I will not come away so bleak next time !!! Ps .: had after taking another 3 months pain in joints, nerve fibers, etc! Could have been much longer. I know a case that still years later with the consequences of fighting, he will never live painless again! So please do not take that just heard the stuff forbidden!

  15. Louise T. Collins says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Sinusitis

    Because of persistent antritis my doc had ciprofloxacin prescribed me. During the treatment I had no problems with side effects. Only a week later, pain arose in the thumb joints and the Achilles tendon. Later, there was painful inflammation, swelling, and clicking in all the fingers and both wrists, combined with insomnia, lack of concentration, depression, and depressive moods – to an extent that I would never have thought possible as a confident person. For three months I already suffer from the problems. Although the swelling and pain in the fingers and wrists are decreasing, the dull pain and cracking as well as the inflammation in the Achilles tendon continue. At work and in everyday life, I am still severely restricted and sports are still out of the question. So far, unfortunately, nobody could tell me if the symptoms will disappear completely.

  16. Anna N. Parker says:
    3.5 rating

    because of new leukocytes in the urine and flank pain left and right first I was 250mg Ciprofloxacin 1×1 prescribed, since I have to undergo a chemo treatment, leukocytes have occurred in the urine again, so I took 6 days 2x 500 mg Ciprofloxacin Aristo, I have it in Large and Gnazen tolerate, a little joint and bone pain, but above all taste disorders and tolerable malaise.

    Side effects: Malaise; Joint pain
  17. Minnie J. Weber says:
    4.0 rating

    I got the medicine prescribed because I have 2 bowel vertices. The doctor has prescribed me 2 antibiotics: once metronidazole and ciprofloxacin. I could not handle both. Dizziness, headache (severe migraine), joints hurt a lot, can hardly walk and I’m 28 years old! Trembling hands and legs – see blurry. Unreasonable antibiotic – urgently advised against.

  18. Charles M. Schaeffer says:
    2.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Urinary tract infection

    Hello, Due to taking Ciprofloxacin and Tavanic, I had extremely severe tendons and joint pain. The joints had cracked and were severely inflamed. I then had magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B complex and vitamin E. The pain got a little better. From a friendly doctor, I had learned that in the articular and tendon pain often a shortage of amino acids could be present. I ordered the Amino Acid complex from Nature Power, and after taking the first tablets, all the pain was gone. That was my experience. I would like to help many people with severe pain. There are certainly also amino acids from other manufacturers. The effect was incredible. Even this joint crash was gone. Maybe this was only the case with me, but I think many sufferers with pain should also test that. Thomas

    Side effects: Arthritis; Crave pain; Joint pain
  19. Catherine W. Wheeler says:
    5.0 rating

    13.11.2009 The prescription of this drug is in my eyes assault. I can only advise against taking. I wish I had never taken the remedy! – The day after the first ingestion in September 2008, severe pain with inflammation occurred in the thumb joints. Holding bottles was no longer possible. Playing an instrument was only possible to a limited extent. The complaints continue. As a result, the pain has spread to all joints such as cervical spine, shoulders, knees. In animal experiments, the joints and cartilage of young animals were completely destroyed! Why do you allow such a drug at all ??? My risk of arthrosis is likely to be greatly increased by taking ciprofloxacin. This means enormous pain and possibly necessary surgery of the hip and knees. – Approx. For 2 months, intestinal inflammation with significant pain. The stomach was bloated, no pants fit more. Had to take intestinal bacteria and antimycotics. – Muscle pain and muscle weakness, since then I can hardly do any more sports. Luckily, I had only Achilles tendon pain and no tear, as some patients report the following, very informative link: Please beforehand Read Ciprofloxacin and then decide if you want to take the risk. – Lethargy, severe debilitating fatigue with a great need for sleep that makes the demands of a normal working day seem insurmountable. – severe concentration disorders, depressed for a week in Nov. 08, followed by diffuse fears (for no reason at all). This was very stressful. – a striking susceptibility to infection, busy from Sept. 08 to Feb. 09 almost continuously with viral infections and bronchitis. This fall it continued. When concomitant with low-dose cortisone, concomitant inflammation was rapid, but this may indicate damage to the adrenal cortex that produces the body’s own cortisol. – My general condition has been poor since taking Ciprofloxacin. A thyroid scan for the above symptoms was diagnosed with Hashimoto, an autoimmune thyroid disease. All of the above symptoms are consistent with this condition and I can not shake the suspicion that Hashimoto has just broken out by taking Ciprofloxacin. The immune system is severely damaged and I have the impression that especially the sensitive regulatory cycle of hormone-producing glands has been damaged. I have no understanding that in this health care system for about 20 euros thoughtlessly prescribed a drug that pays the health insurance, which damages my body sustainable and I personally for the restoration of my health privately large sums must spend to reasonably again one To get an idea of what it means to be healthy. I appeal to the physicians’ responsibility and the old-fashioned Hippocratic Oath: I will make medical prescriptions for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment, but I will guard against harming them and misappropriating them.