Cipro and Breathing difficulty - from FDA reports

Breathing difficulty 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 Zometa, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 22,385 people who have side effects when taking Cipro from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 11, 2018

22,385 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro.
Among them, 1,169 people (5.22%) have Breathing difficulty

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cipro cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Cipro when people have Breathing difficulty *:

Gender of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking Cipro *:

  • female: 64.39 %
  • male: 35.61 %

Age of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking Cipro *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 101 people, 8.64%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 70 people, 5.99%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 66 people, 5.65%
  4. Asthma: 37 people, 3.17%
  5. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 35 people, 2.99%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zometa: 254 people, 21.73%
  2. Lasix: 214 people, 18.31%
  3. Levaquin: 205 people, 17.54%
  4. Xanax: 172 people, 14.71%
  5. Aredia: 162 people, 13.86%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 399 people, 34.13%
  2. Chest Pain: 370 people, 31.65%
  3. Pain: 358 people, 30.62%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 354 people, 30.28%
  5. Weakness: 349 people, 29.85%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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