My mother, age 83, had a UTI and took 2 rounds of Cipro, for a total of 17 days. She was having some hallucinations before she was diagnosed but they have continued in the days after she finished the prescription. I was unaware that Cipro could cause this side effect until she was almost finished with the drug since I was not the family member who took her to the doctor.
Cipro is out of your system in 20 hrs in a healthy young person. It can take a little longer in older people. Once its out of the system, you are no longer having side effects of a medication. I'm not aware of it causing hallucinations either, however it will cause confusion. A bladder infection itself can cause confusion. In the elderly this is often the first sign of infection.
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