What is Ciprofloxacin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cipro Ciprobay XR Ciproxine Show all

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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
UTI symptoms 80 31
Diverticulitis 16 12
UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) 10 8
Prevent infection 8 7
Bladder problems 7 1
Infection 5 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 10
Moderate 16
Mild 18
None 70

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ciprofloxacin

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 7
Nausea 4
Oral thrush (candidiasis) 4
Allergic reaction 2
Fatigue 2
Muscle and joint pain 2

Show all 31 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ciprofloxacin

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 6
1,000 mg daily 2
250 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1
1,000 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ciprofloxacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 146
Doctor's advice 20
Did not seem to work 12
Side effects too severe 10
Other 8
Expense 2
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Duration

Currently taking Ciprofloxacin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Ciprofloxacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 118
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 6
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 101
Usually 8
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 91
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 6
< $25 70
Not specified 37

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ciprofloxacin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) 1
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 1
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 1

Patients stopped taking Ciprofloxacin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira Pen) 1
Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) 1
Levofloxacin (Levaquin) 1
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 1
Penicillin (Penicillin V) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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13 patient evaluations for Ciprofloxacin

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alperstein
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alperstein
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Oct 11, 2016 (Started Dec 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for UTI (Urinary Tract Infection))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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whatacall
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whatacall
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F55y
FM:4y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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LapisLee
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LapisLee
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 57
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Chronic Kidney Disease

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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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