Achilles tendon pain effect of Ciprofloxacin

We have 551 consumer reports for Ciprofloxacin. Achilles tendon pain effect occurred in 3%.

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Ciprofloxacin Circle Diagram 18 consumers of 551 reported about Achilles tendon pain

  1. Latonia J. Alexander says:
    3.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Surgery

    After 2 days taking extreme pain in the Achilles tendons, it led to tearing, pain and inflammation until today (4 years after ingestion)

    Side effects: Achilles tendon pain
  2. Thelma C. Sandefur says:
    2.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Dental inflammation

    From the day after last taking the pain began in the left Achilles tendon, very uncomfortable!

    Side effects: Achilles tendon pain
  3. 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.

  4. Paul T. Foster says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Urinary tract infection

    After taking only 4 tablets a 500mg, discomfort throughout the movement apparatus, these are persistent. Cracking of the joints, soreness in the calves, pressure and pricking of both Achilles tendons. 2nd day after weaning, confusion, Strange perception of the environment, trembling. I feel as if I have poisoned me, very much. I hope I’m recovering soon, I got scared by the many negative reports. I got the tablets on suspicion! I wonder if the Hippocratic Oath is taken seriously, it is unreasonable to prescribe this poison, especially since I only had a slight urinary tract infection. What shoud that? Can you just like it? I do not think so.

  5. 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!!!

  6. Jack S. Franco says:
    5.0 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Bronchitis (acute)

    I got this medicine prescribed for acute bronchitis and after three or four days the pain started in both Achilles tendons. Since then, I still have recurring years later problems with my left Achilles tendon. I would never take this medicine again and recommend it to anyone! And although I have followed the instructions in the leaflet to avoid taking dairy and milk products before (2 hours) and after (4 hours) taking the medicine and not drinking coffee or tea, I have a deep brown get hairy tongue. Pretty disgusting. Luckily, these side effects quickly disappeared. The problems with the Achilles tendon, which limit my daily life and sporting activities, have remained! So, keep away from fluoro-quinolones, e.g. Ciprofloxacin!

  7. Amy E. Gibson says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Bronchitis (acute)

    after 3 tablets ciprofloxacin, pain and stiffness in the Achilles tendon. Inability to unroll the foot after each break. After a few minutes of gentle exercise habituation, then each felt better. Due to acute danger of Achilles tendon tear, waiver of running, etc. for 5-6 months. The drug Ciprofloxacin seems to have worked against the bacteria. I do not want to know what this toxin did to the body.

    Side effects: Achilles tendon pain
  8. Jack J. Holland says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin can be devastating. I also took 2x500mg a day for 10 days in September last year. The drug was prescribed for a campylobacter infection. After 10 days the Campylobakter were probably gone, however, on the first day after the last tablet began a horror journey. I got pain, tingling, burning in my feet and legs. The doctor did not really know what that was. I was only prescribed anti-inflammatory medication for the pain. It got worse, though. I soon had pain in all my muscles, my strength eased, I got problems with very fluctuating blood pressure and an irregular pulse. Then I could not sleep properly: Shortly after falling asleep, I always awoke in panic and had respiratory problems as if my breathing had stopped. There were also pain in the calves and Achilles tendon and severe pain in the feet. I could hardly walk for days. After Internet research I fell on the Guillain-Barre syndrome. Everything I had could be explained by it. I went to my doctor and explained that to him. He said that he had had a case of it in all his career and it would be very unlikely that it was the guillain Barré syndrome. But I annoyed him until he gave me a referral to the neurologist. He then confirmed after tests that it was probably the Guillain-Barré syndrome, in a light form and that I already had the worst behind me. It would get better in a few weeks. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I did a lot of research on the internet and ended up with side effects of ciprofloxacin and similar quinolones. There are many pages, especially in the English-speaking internet. Just look for Cipro poisoning, flox, floxed, floxing, fluoroquinolones on the internet. Through these pages, I then made the connection between my complaints and ciprofloxacin. All the complaints that I had so far could be explained by side effects of ciprofloxacin. I went back to my GP and explained what I had found out. He was very closed to it though. Ciprofloxacin would be prescribed millions of times a year and the side effects would only last as long as you take the medicine. Then they disappeared again. I was quite disappointed, because I had read on the Internet rather the opposite and not only on forums but also in published study results by experts (including Prof. Dr. Ralf Stahlmann of the Charité in Berlin) that Ciprofloxacin still very much could cause long side effects. It can come after months to tendonitis and rupture of the Achilles tendon. This is confirmed, but many people do not see the connection with ciprofloxacin because it has been so long since they took the drug. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned you ciprofloxacin in August 2013 and finally put it on the packaging for the first time to suggest polyneuropathies that last longer or are even irreversible. Nothing is mentioned here in Europe. Since then I have been with many doctors (rheumatologist, orthopedist, neurologist, cardiologist, several family doctors). Nobody wanted to know anything about these side effects. You should not believe everything you read on the internet. Only the neurologist took the trouble to inform himself and confirmed me on the next visit. Everything I have could effectively come from Ciprofloxacin and he now knows that there could be irreversible side effects. Meanwhile, it has been over 5 months that everything started. I still have the following side effects that come and go: Dizziness headache migraine (otherwise 1-2x a year, now 1-2 times a month) Tinnitus problems words to find and phrases, nausea intolerance to any analgesic drugs (ibuprofen, aspirin, Paracetamol): Each time I take one of these drugs, I have on the following days again burning and pain in the legs and feet. Before Ciprofloxacin no problem with it. Incompatibility with flavor enhancers (glutamate): After eating it, I can not sleep at night. Dry eyes Muscle weakness Burning in muscles and tendons Focusing problems, etc. I am convinced that all this comes from Ciprofloxacin. According to the reports I read, it may be that the side effects disappear after one year, but there is also the possibility that they would not disappear. I’ve lost 14 kilos since then and feel bad almost every day. Only good that I’m an official, otherwise I would have lost my job because of my many sick leave

  9. Anthony C. Estrada says:
    4.5 rating

    Ciprofloxacin for Cystitis

    Steer clear of this medication. I used this stuff 4-5 times a year for bladder infections 5 years a year, without linking my symptoms to it. I have consulted countless doctors, all could not find the cause of the symptoms. Especially pain plagues me, in the muscles, Achilles tendons, in the intestine, in the stomach, knee joints and others. Other symptoms include: blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, hallucinations, depression, constant fatigue, anxiety disorders, hair loss, respiratory distress. My life has changed completely. I have changed. I am no longer able to participate in normal life, such as Do housework.