The antibiotic Cipro has been linked to nerve damage and rare cases of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
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What is Cipro?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic medication. It is the most popular antibiotic in the fluoroquinolone class. In 2011, Cipro was prescribed to over 70% of the 23 million patients who received an outpatient prescription for an oral antibiotic in the United States. Intravenous Cipro is also administered to thousands of patients in hospitals and clinics.
What Does Cipro Treat?
- Lower respiratory tract
- Skin and skin structure infections
- Bone and joint infections
- Acute sinusitis
- Complicated intra-abdominal
- Urinary tract infections (UTI)
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis
- Infectious diarrhea
- Typhoid fever
- Uncomplicated cervical and urethral gonorrhea
Cipro and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
According to the Cipro Label (PDF), patients have developed life-threatening allergic reactions, skin rashes, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). These side effects can occur after just one dose of Cipro. SJS and TEN cause a rash that spreads all over the body, along with inflammation of the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, genitals, etc.). Large sections of skin also peel off the body. Many people suffer blindness, infections, organ failure, scarring, and disfigurement.
Symptoms of SJS
- Flu-like symptoms
- Persistent fever
- Skin rash that spreads quickly
- Skin lesions or sores
- Inflammation of mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, nose, genitals, intestines)
- Top layer of skin peels off
- Vision loss
- Lung damage
- Organ failure
Cipro and Nerve Damage
The FDA added peripheral neuropathy to the list of Cipro side effects in 2004. They updated Safety Warnings in 2013 to emphasize the rapid onset of symptoms and permanent complications. Seek medical attention immediately if you develop numbness, tingling, pain, burning in the arms or legs, changes in your senses (temperature, texture, etc.).
One of the first studies to investigate this risk was published in 2001 by the journal Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Researchers found that a majority of cases occurred within one week and 60% of cases persisted for at least one year. In August 2014, the journal Neurology published a study linking Cipro with a doubled increased risk of peripheral neuropathy.
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