The antibiotic Cipro has been linked to many severe side effects, including an allergic reaction called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This side effect can cause a skin rash, infection, blindness, organ failure, or death.
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Cipro and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
The Prescribing Information (PDF) for Cipro includes warnings about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). These allergic skin rashes can occur after a single dose of Cipro. SJS and TEN cause the top layer of skin peels off, leaving the body vulnerable to infections. Patients should stop taking Cipro at the first sign of a skin rash and seek emergency medical attention. In one report from 1993, a 31 year-old woman developed a rash over her entire body after taking Cipro for 6 days.
FDA Updates Nerve Damage Warnings
In August 2013, the FDA published a Safety Communication to warn that Cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics were associated with an increased risk of nerve damage. The label on Cipro has carried warnings about nerve damage since 2004, but these warnings were inadequate. The label stated that nerve damage was “rare” and made no mention of the rapid onset of symptoms or potentially permanent complications.
Common Cipro Side Effects
The most common side effects of Cipro include nausea, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, vaginal yeast infection, changes in liver function tests, and pain or discomfort in the abdomen.
Other Serious Side Effects
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
- Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
- Erythema Multiforme
- Skin rash
- Allergic reaction
- Nerve damage
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Central nervous system side effects (dizziness, hearing voices, restlessness, tremors, anxiety, nervousness, confusion, depression, trouble sleeping, nightmares, paranoia, suicidal thoughts or actions)
- Heart rhythm changes (QT interval prolongation, torsades de pointes)
- Intestinal infection
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Joint problems
- And more
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