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 5,467 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 6,864 Cipro 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 93,279 Stroke patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 5,467 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 (3 months 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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She is in excellent health otherwise.
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Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.
anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:
Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.
Sunshine on Sep, 5, 2014:
Female, 54, Tennessee
Not sure what state you live in, but medical grade cannibas works well on seizures. It's Given people their life back.
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