Ciprofloxacin 250mg

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I have just completed a 7 day course of Ciprofloxacin 250mg twice a day for an ear infection. The side effects I experienced were pain in my lower abdomen at the outset of the treatment, mild constipation, sleeplessness and sweating. The ear seems to be fine but I need to see an ENT specialist to check it out thoroughly. Interestingly I developed a sore throat while taking the drug but that has cleared up as well!

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    Hi Guest,

    It sounds like typical Cipro symptoms, but I think you know this as I've replied to various of your Cipro posts before!  I see you're a moderator, and your Cipro questions from over a year ago are shown on the 'Can you help' banner at the top.  I've tried helping, but my reply disappears!  Why is this?

    Are you geniuinely sufferng from taking Cipro for a UTI, prostatitis and ear infection?  Go to this thread http://patient.info/forums/discuss/fluoroquinolone-toxicity-syndrome-427305

    Maybe change the banner to more up to date queries - it doesn't look good that they're from a year or so ago.

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    Sounds about right for the side effects. I've been on cipro about 15 times 2 weeks each dose also for my prostatitis and luckily no side effects.

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      Hi Mm,

      I've just seen your post here, and I must say you certainly are lucky!  My brother-in-law has taken several courses of Cipro for Chrohn's without ill effects - so far, but my husband was clobbered by it on his second course.  He was in agony! 

      I take it you know the toxins build up to a threshold where your body just can't take any more?  Only saying in case you want to discuss with your doctor about changing to a different treatment while you're still ahead.  Also be advised that if you take a NSAID such as Ibuprofen, or an actual steroid, they can exacerbate the effect of the Cipro and bring on the side effects - which can be both devastating and permanent.

      I have no idea who this Guest is, but I know I've replied to this post before as they ask for people to help with the ones on the banner. My reply has always disappeared before, and the question just stays there saying 0 replies!  Infuriating!

      So, good luck with the Cipro, and sorry you've got prostatitis.  Many of the men in the UK group are victims of Quinolone Toxicity because they were prescribe Cipro for postatitis - only saying!

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     i really think this is the worst antibiotic on the market from a side effect standpoint; the worst part may be what happens after a person stops taking the drug. it is not a drug to be fooled with unless there is no other choice: it should be a drug of last resort.
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      Hi Marilyn,

      I've replied to your other post.  I think it's not worth replying to these old posts (original was from 8 years ago - they should tidy this site up!).

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