Side effects of ciprofloxacin

Interactions

The following is a list of drugs with which ciprofloxacin should not be used simultaneously:

  • Tizanidine (a muscle relaxant used to treat muscle stiffness or spasticity). Ciprofloxacin affects the metabolism of tizanidine and its simultaneous use causes very low blood pressure and severe somnolence.
  • Corticosteroids (for example, traviselolone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone and others). Co-administration with corticosteroids increases the risk of tendinitis.
  • Hydrocodone (narcotic analgesic). Ciprofloxacin increases the level of hydrocodone in the blood, which may lead to side effects.
  • Theophylline (medicine that used to treat asthma). Ciprofloxacin increases the concentration of theophylline in the blood, which can cause a potentially fatal arrhythmias.
  • Buproprion (an antidepressant). Attendant use increases a seizures risk.
  • Antiarrhythmics (droperidol and ibutilide). Attendant use increases the risk of arrhythmia.
  • Warfarin. Attendant use increases the risk of bleeding.
  • Mifepristone (a medicine used to stop pregnancy). Attendant use increases the risk of arrhythmia.
  • Antidepressants.
  • Antiepileptics.
  • Pentoxifylline (a drug used to treat peripheral circulatory disorders).

Side effects

Ciprofloxacin can cause the following side effects:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Skin rash, itching or hives
  • Fungal superinfections
  • Increased numbers of eosinophils in the blood
  • Digestive disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • CNS symptoms (headache, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • Strange dreams
  • Impaired kidney function
  • Photosensitivity
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Inflammation of the liver
  • Allergy