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Review: could Cipro cause Itching?

We study 5,448 people who have side effects while taking Cipro from FDA and social media. Among them, 155 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Cipro

Cipro (latest outcomes from 6,846 users) has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 544,909 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 5,446 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro. Among them, 154 people (2.83%) have Itching. They amount to 0.03% of all the 543,402 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Cipro reports

Time on Cipro when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching84.21%5.26%5.26%0.00%5.26%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Cipro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%2.10%0.70%3.50%2.80%22.38%19.58%48.95%

Severity of Itching when taking Cipro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Urinary tract infection (31 people, 20.13%)
  2. Eczema (18 people, 11.69%)
  3. Oral disorder (16 people, 10.39%)
  4. Pain (14 people, 9.09%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (13 people, 8.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Percocet (32 people, 20.78%)
  2. Keflex (27 people, 17.53%)
  3. Ativan (26 people, 16.88%)
  4. Zithromax (26 people, 16.88%)
  5. Calcium (25 people, 16.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I went to the emergency room because I noticed that the bottom of my face was swollen on the right side next to my chin. I was not in any pain, but thought it was strange and because I had never noticed anything like that before. The doctor was not sure what was wrong with me, said he thought it was a blocked salivary gland, and prescribed me ciproflaxin and clyndamyacin. I have been perscribed both medications at seperate times no more than 2 years before this happened without having any marked adverse response. I filled the perscriptions immediately after leaving the hospital and took them once I arrived at home. Shortly, (10-40 minutes - less than one hour) after I took both pills together as instructed at the hospital, I started having extreme stomach pain and cramps, so extreme that i was writhing in pain and said that i felt like i had been poisoned. I lay down to try to go to bed becasue i was in so much pain, and woke up 1-2 hours later, itching more severely than ever before everywhere on my body including my scalp, the palms of my hands, and the soles of my feet. When I turned on the light I saw that my entire body was completely red and covered with hives, then my face started swelling up, my lips, cheeks, eyes, it seemed like my entire head was swelling. I'm not certain if my tongue was swelling or if i started having a panic attack that made it seem difficult to breathe (i have had panic attacks before). went to emergency room was treated with epi-pen, pepcid, benadryl, among other meds i cannot recall. nothing like this has ever occured before or since.

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Have taken Cipro and Flagyl for Diverticulitis at least 3 times in past 2 years. Had a recurrence a few days ago and doctor prescribed Cipro and Flagyl again. However after taking first dose of the meds. I experienced progressive itchiness and stinging starting on face and scalp and later extended to body. I am now on Prednisone. Doctor recommeded I take another single dose of Cipro and have now developed itchiness and stinging sensations to face and upper body. Have taken Leviquin in the past with similiar results and am also allergic to Quinine since I was a child.

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