Review: could Cipro cause Stroke?
Summary: Stroke 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 Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 5,465 people who have side effects while taking Cipro from FDA and social media. Among them, 112 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.
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Cipro has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Cipro 6,862 users)
Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Stroke 92,874 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 5,463 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro. Among them, 112 people (2.05%) have Stroke.
Time on Cipro when people have Stroke * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Stroke when taking Cipro * :
Severity of Stroke when taking Cipro ** :
How people recovered from Stroke ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (18 people, 16.07%)
- Bone density decreased (17 people, 15.18%)
- Anaemia (15 people, 13.39%)
- Multiple myeloma (10 people, 8.93%)
- Asthma (9 people, 8.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (61 people, 54.46%)
- Lasix (48 people, 42.86%)
- Prilosec (45 people, 40.18%)
- Levaquin (39 people, 34.82%)
- Zometa (38 people, 33.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Andy (1 month ago):
My wife was given ciprofloxacin to prevent infection during a knee replacement. She seemed strange to me but the nurses thought it might be the anesthetic. They kept treating her when she went to a nursing home for rehabilitation. She got much worse having hallucinations. Eventually I realized what the cause was (the nursing home thought she had a UTI) and had them stop treating her. After she was released for some time she would fall over getting into bed. It was only much later (years) that I sought treatment for what I thought was attention deficit. The neurologist ordered a cat scan and noticed many mini strokes .
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Pat (3 years ago):
I am 67 yrs.,was on Cipro for 5days-had a transient cerabral ischemia (they called it a mini stroke or a TIA. Went to ER-was talking "gibberish" and had trouble walking normal.Thank the Good Lord I am ok now but the DR. wants me on Aggrenox. I can't help think that Cipro might have had something to do with this.
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