What is ciprofloxacin?
Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body.
Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. It is also used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax.
Ciprofloxacin side effects :
Stop using ciprofloxacin and call your doctor at once if you have:
headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
muscle weakness or trouble breathing;
diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, easy bruising or bleeding;
depression, confusion, hallucinations, paranoia, tremors, feeling restless or anxious, unusual thoughts or behavior, insomnia, nightmares;
seizure (convulsions); or
increased pressure inside the skull– severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes.