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Review: could Ciprofloxacin cause Pruritus (Itching)?

Summary: Pruritus is found among people who take Ciprofloxacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levaquin, and have Bronchospasm.

We study 581 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 has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 1,262 Ciprofloxacin users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 90,832 Pruritus patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 581 people reported to have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin. Among them, 12 people (2.07%) 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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