Ciprofloxacin and Ototoxicity - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Ototoxicity is reported only by a few people who take Ciprofloxacin.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Ciprofloxacin and have Ototoxicity. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,234 people who have side effects while taking Ciprofloxacin from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.

On Jun, 14, 2022

4,234 people reported to have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin.
Among them, 3 people (0.07%) have Ototoxicity.

What is Ciprofloxacin?

Ciprofloxacin has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin. It is often used in urinary tract infection. eHealthMe is studying from 5,405 Ciprofloxacin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Ototoxicity?

Ototoxicity (damage to the ear) is found to be associated with 589 drugs and 321 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Ciprofloxacin and Ototoxicity reports submitted per year:

Could Ciprofloxacin cause Ototoxicity?

Time on Ciprofloxacin when people have Ototoxicity *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 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 Ototoxicity when taking Ciprofloxacin *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Ototoxicity when taking Ciprofloxacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Ciprofloxacin *:

  1. Trimethoprim: 3 people, 100.00%
  2. Ofloxacin: 3 people, 100.00%
  3. Clarithromycin: 3 people, 100.00%
  4. Naproxen: 2 people, 66.67%
  5. Co-Codamol: 1 person, 33.33%

Common side effects people have besides Ototoxicity *:

  1. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 3 people, 100.00%
  2. Muscle Contractions Involuntary (uncontrolled muscle contraction): 3 people, 100.00%
  3. Motion Sickness (travel sickness): 3 people, 100.00%
  4. Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability): 3 people, 100.00%
  5. Balance Disorder: 3 people, 100.00%
  6. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 3 people, 100.00%
  7. Bone Pain: 3 people, 100.00%
  8. Weight Decreased: 3 people, 100.00%
  9. Joint Pain: 3 people, 100.00%
  10. Breathing Difficulty: 3 people, 100.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland): 3 people, 100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Ciprofloxacin and have Ototoxicity?

Check whether Ototoxicity is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on ciprofloxacin (the active ingredients of Ciprofloxacin) and Ciprofloxacin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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