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Review: could Cipro cause Itching?

Summary: Itching is found among people who take Cipro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Percocet, and have Urinary tract infection.

We study 5,467 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 has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 6,864 Cipro users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,231 Itching patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 5,467 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro. Among them, 155 people (2.84%) have Itching.

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
Itching82.05%7.69%5.13%0.00%5.13%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Cipro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%2.08%0.69%3.47%2.78%22.22%20.14%48.61%

Severity of Itching when taking Cipro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%60.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Urinary tract infection (32 people, 20.65%)
  2. Eczema (18 people, 11.61%)
  3. Oral disorder (16 people, 10.32%)
  4. Pain (15 people, 9.68%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (13 people, 8.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Percocet (32 people, 20.65%)
  2. Keflex (27 people, 17.42%)
  3. Zithromax (26 people, 16.77%)
  4. Ativan (26 people, 16.77%)
  5. Augmentin '125' (25 people, 16.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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