Ciprofloxacin and Palpitations - from FDA reports

Palpitations 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 Trimethoprim, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,230 people who have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 16, 2018

4,230 people reported to have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin.
Among them, 92 people (2.17%) have Palpitations

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ciprofloxacin cause Palpitations?

Time on Ciprofloxacin when people have Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 78.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.82 %
  • 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 Palpitations when taking Ciprofloxacin *:

  • female: 67.03 %
  • male: 32.97 %

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Ciprofloxacin *:

  • 0-1: 1.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.14 %
  • 20-29: 20.45 %
  • 30-39: 5.68 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 17.05 %
  • 60+: 29.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 12 people, 13.04%
  2. Bladder Pain: 11 people, 11.96%
  3. Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland): 7 people, 7.61%
  4. Epididymitis (pain in the scrotum or testicle): 6 people, 6.52%
  5. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 3 people, 3.26%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Trimethoprim: 32 people, 34.78%
  2. Ibuprofen: 15 people, 16.30%
  3. Nitrofurantoin: 13 people, 14.13%
  4. Magnesium: 11 people, 11.96%
  5. Oxycontin: 11 people, 11.96%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Joint Pain: 47 people, 51.09%
  2. Weakness: 42 people, 45.65%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 40 people, 43.48%
  4. Headache (pain in head): 35 people, 38.04%
  5. Pain: 35 people, 38.04%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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