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Review: could Ciprofloxacin cause Pruritus (Itching)?

We study 556 people who have side effects while taking Ciprofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin (latest outcomes from 1,233 users) has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 545,393 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 552 people reported to have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin. Among them, 12 people (2.17%) have Pruritus.

Trend of Pruritus in Ciprofloxacin reports

Time on Ciprofloxacin when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Ciprofloxacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%0.00%9.09%0.00%0.00%0.00%18.18%72.73%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Ciprofloxacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pruritus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bronchospasm (3 people, 25.00%)
  2. Anaemia (3 people, 25.00%)
  3. Upper respiratory tract infection (3 people, 25.00%)
  4. Polymyalgia rheumatica (3 people, 25.00%)
  5. Peritonitis (3 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levaquin (4 people, 33.33%)
  2. Singulair (4 people, 33.33%)
  3. Aspirin (4 people, 33.33%)
  4. Cuvar (3 people, 25.00%)
  5. Glucosamine and chondroitin (3 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • After one week I began to have severe itching under the armpits which I cannot stop from scratching. It keeps me awake at night and is a real drag. I have a rash there as well. Should I stop taking the stuff?

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