What is Ciprofloxacin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the short-term treatment of susceptible bacterial infections including urinary tract infections; lower respiratory tract infections; sinusitis; skin infections; bone and joint infections; infectious diarrhea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diverticulitis 19 14
Urinary tract infection 14 11
Prevent infection 9 8
Bladder problems 6 1
Blood in urine (hematuria) 4 0

Show all 62 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 14
Moderate 19
Mild 21
None 83

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ciprofloxacin

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 9
Nausea 6
Muscle and joint pain 3
Fatigue 2
Mood swings 2
Abdominal pain 1

Show all 29 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ciprofloxacin

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 10
250 mg twice daily 4
125 mg daily 1
500 mg m,w,f 1
250 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1
500mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ciprofloxacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 162
Doctor's advice 19
Did not seem to work 15
Side effects too severe 13
Other 8
Expense 2
Personal research 1
See all 190 patients who've stopped taking Ciprofloxacin

Duration

Currently taking Ciprofloxacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Ciprofloxacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 136
1 - 6 months 38
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 114
Usually 13
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 20
Not at all hard to take 107
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 7
< $25 80
Not specified 49

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ciprofloxacin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) 1
Cefuroxime (Ceftin) 1
Cephalexin (Keflex) 1
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 1
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 1

Patients stopped taking Ciprofloxacin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) 2
Levofloxacin (Levaquin) 2
Adalimumab (Humira) 1
Cefdinir (Omnicef) 1
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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13 patient evaluations for Ciprofloxacin

Oct 11, 2016 (Started Dec 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for urinary tract infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 6, 2014 (Started Oct 02, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for acute bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 5, 2013 (Started Feb 18, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for kidney transplant)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take the full ten days and you may notice other smaller skin infections clearing up as well, like blackheads and cold sores.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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