What do I do about this? Dr.hasn't been able to help I am 71 and also take predinsone for arthritis, I had this cipro for 4 times for a uti as a result of a catheter and then had a turp done.
I took Cipro about two years ago for a intestinal infection. During the weeks and months following my treatment I had a moderate to severe pain in my right arm and hand. To this day I have reoccuring pain from head to my toes on on the same side of my body. Although I have not found a way to prove that Cipro was the culprit in my case, a medical doctor suggested the Cipro was responsible for the pain I felt in the first few weeks/months after taking the dose. My research has led me to learn that Cipro is part of the Florquinone family of drugs. Apparently these drugs can have a cumulative negative effect over time. In other words, they can be most toxic to those who have taken them a number of times or over a long period of time. I'm not a doctor, but you may consider not taking Cipro or another drug in this family again. Unfortunately, I haven't read anything very helpful to treat this problem apart from proper nutrition.
- Cipro Information for Consumers
- Cipro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cipro (detailed)
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