Review: could Cipro cause Stroke?


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 Vioxx, and have Arthritis . We study 14,474 people who have side effects while taking Cipro from FDA and social media. Among them, 262 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 15,916 users)


Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, weakness, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 103,875 Stroke patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

14,474 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro.
Among them, 262 people (1.81%) have Stroke

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cipro cause Stroke?

Time on Cipro when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 83.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Cipro *:

  • female: 61.15 %
  • male: 38.85 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Cipro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.5 %
  • 30-39: 2.5 %
  • 40-49: 9.17 %
  • 50-59: 23.75 %
  • 60+: 62.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Arthritis (35 people)
  • Hypertension (33 people)
  • Pain (27 people)
  • Osteoporosis (18 people)
  • Bone Density Decreased (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (130 people)
  • Levaquin (66 people)
  • Lasix (58 people)
  • Neurontin (53 people)
  • Prilosec (51 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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