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 18 14
Urinary tract infection 13 9
Prevent infection 8 7
Bladder problems 7 1
Bladder infection 4 2

Show all 66 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 13
Moderate 16
Mild 20
None 81

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ciprofloxacin

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 8
Nausea 6
Oral thrush (candidiasis) 4
Allergic reaction 2
Fatigue 2
Muscle and joint pain 2

Show all 37 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ciprofloxacin

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 3
250 mg twice daily 2
500 mg daily 2
125 mg daily 1
500 mg m,w,f 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 156
Doctor's advice 20
Did not seem to work 14
Side effects too severe 12
Other 8
Expense 2
See all 181 patients who've stopped taking Ciprofloxacin

Duration

Currently taking Ciprofloxacin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Ciprofloxacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 128
1 - 6 months 37
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 6
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 111
Usually 10
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 19
Not at all hard to take 105
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 6
< $25 75
Not specified 48

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ciprofloxacin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 2
Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) 1
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 1

Patients stopped taking Ciprofloxacin and switched to:

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

Show all 7 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

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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

  • 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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