Ciprofloxacin and Diarrhea - from FDA reports


Diarrhea is found among people who take Ciprofloxacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Preventive health care. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,221 people who have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 21, 2018

4,221 people reported to have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin.
Among them, 302 people (7.15%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Ciprofloxacin when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 89.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Ciprofloxacin *:

  • female: 70.85 %
  • male: 29.15 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Ciprofloxacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.84 %
  • 10-19: 3.8 %
  • 20-29: 9.28 %
  • 30-39: 14.77 %
  • 40-49: 6.75 %
  • 50-59: 12.24 %
  • 60+: 52.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Preventive Health Care: 31 people, 10.26%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 22 people, 7.28%
  3. Pneumonia: 20 people, 6.62%
  4. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 20 people, 6.62%
  5. Pseudomonas Infection (pseudomonas infection is caused by a bacterium, pseudomonas aeruginosa): 19 people, 6.29%
  6. Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: 18 people, 5.96%
  7. High Blood Pressure: 16 people, 5.30%
  8. Pain: 15 people, 4.97%
  9. Fever: 12 people, 3.97%
  10. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 10 people, 3.31%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Omeprazole: 47 people, 15.56%
  2. Amoxicillin: 31 people, 10.26%
  3. Aspirin: 29 people, 9.60%
  4. Clarithromycin: 27 people, 8.94%
  5. Paracetamol: 26 people, 8.61%
  6. Dexamethasone: 26 people, 8.61%
  7. Furosemide: 25 people, 8.28%
  8. Ibuprofen: 23 people, 7.62%
  9. Zometa: 23 people, 7.62%
  10. Trimethoprim: 19 people, 6.29%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nausea And Vomiting: 74 people, 24.50%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 73 people, 24.17%
  3. Fever: 59 people, 19.54%
  4. Weakness: 52 people, 17.22%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 52 people, 17.22%
  6. Dizziness: 50 people, 16.56%
  7. Weight Decreased: 46 people, 15.23%
  8. Depression: 45 people, 14.90%
  9. Abdominal Pain: 45 people, 14.90%
  10. Pain: 45 people, 14.90%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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