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User Reviews for Cipro to treat Kidney Infections

Cipro has an average rating of 3.7 out of 10 from a total of 19 ratings for the treatment of Kidney Infections. 21% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 63% reported a negative effect.

Cipro Rating Summary

3.7/10 average rating

19 ratings from 19 user reviews.

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Reviews for Cipro

Review · Taken for less than 1 month July 16, 2013

“I have chronic urinary tract infections. Every time I know one is coming on, I go to my doctor and this is what is prescribed. This last urinary tract infection I couldn't get treated because I have no insurance and didn't have the money for the office visit. so I tried to wait it out or flush it with water. It eventually turned to a Kidney Infection and I was put on this medication. It does the trick within a day every time.”

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Death · Taken for less than 1 month December 2, 2019

“I’m on cipro rn for a kidney infection, and I have never felt so awful. My kidney infection didn’t even hurt this bad. Since starting it 3 days ago I have had the worst migraine ever, the only relief I got was when it was just before the time to take it again, I been trying so hard not to cry cause that makes it so much worst. I’m calling my doctor today because I can’t do this no more. I’m about to go crazy.”

1 / 10
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RJ · Taken for less than 1 month February 11, 2019

“I have taken 5 of the 500 mg so far for a kidney infection so far I have had no side affects and the pain in my back area of kidneys is gone. I am feeling better but was very worried about what I have read on side affect but I will continue to take my dose 2 times a day for 7 days total at this point .”

6 / 10
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groot77 January 31, 2017

“Second time I am taking this. I am on day 4 of a 5-day prescription. The only side effect I seem to have is an occasional kidney spasm on the right, but who is to say that the medication is causing it? The only thing I would say is that you should always eat something prior to taking your dosage. I forgot once and had a stomach ache for about 30 minutes. I think many people imagine some side effects because they read forums like this and then imagine every little itch is a side effect and they become paranoid. I believe this is a good fast acting medication and I have had no yeast infections from this either, when almost every other antibiotic I have taken did result in yeast infections. I guess I am lucky.”

9 / 10
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Michelleagain · Taken for less than 1 month September 6, 2016

“I'm no stranger to antibiotics. I've taken many different kinds. I've had side effects to them all, but Cipro was absolutely the worst. I was prescribed 500 mg twice daily for a kidney infection (klebsiella). I could not get passed 3 days. My tendons and joints hurt so bad. I can barely walk as of this morning. I'm terrified it may be permanent. It worked against the infection, but destroyed my joints. Please, get a urine culture and see what antibiotics your bacteria will respond to and choose anything but Cipro or any other fluoroqinolones. These side effects can be permanent, or at least last a long time, maybe even a year!”

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Leasey · Taken for less than 1 month May 31, 2016

“I took Cipro for a UTI. Within 3 doses (1.5 days) I went from walking fine, to having severe pain in my left knee and having to limp. The pain got worse. Finally, I researched Cipro's side effects and found out that it can cause severe damage to tendons. I stopped the medication, but the damage was already done. A year later I had to have surgery to repair some of the damage. Since then I have read other horror cases like mine. Cipro seems to find a weak tendon and strike at it. I will never take this drug again.”

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RFG4578 · Taken for less than 1 month May 29, 2015

“Was given Cipro for a bladder infection. Took it for 5 or 6 days. Every day I felt sicker to the point that I couldn't even eat. Lost 10 pounds in three days. All I could do was sleep. My wife looked it up and found that this antibiotic has fluoride in it. No wonder I felt sick! I have never had a reaction to any other medications so this was new for me. Within 24 hours of stopping Cipro, I felt like myself again so I knew it was the medication. Fluoride, really? Can anyone say "Lab Rat". Never again!”

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Scootypoo January 26, 2012

“Cipro is great! It can't be beat! If my name was Cipro, that would be neat! Clearing up the kidney infection I've had finally. I did injure my back while on it though, which is a possible side effect and it makes me feel like bad but the kidney infection is finally going away.”

10 / 10
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Grandmom#1 March 15, 2017

“I am not stranger to antibiotics for U.T.I. infections. Just 2 weeks ago was subscribed Cipro the normal is 3 day. This medication did not help me I even got worse with the spasms, frequency and burning. I'm not saying the medication made it worse just saying it doesn't work. I'm on something different and waiting on a culture since my problem got much worse.”

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Dm3// May 13, 2017

“I was prescribed this medication for a kidney infection. On the third day I developed breathing problems similar to asthma, rapid heart beat, a burning sensation in my chest, and found sleep to be very difficult.”

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Monic · Taken for less than 1 month April 9, 2020

“Cipro didn't work at all for mu kidney infection I might be resistant because I had taken it and then discontinued because it because it added to the psychosis that meningitis gave me. It is an awful medication.”

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Morelanddylan · Taken for less than 1 month October 2, 2016

“I took Cipro having suffered a UTI from the Mirena Coil that wouldn't clear. As with all medications the side affects depending on the individual can be horrendous. I suffered swellings, hives, a horrendous red rash on both under arms that left my skin damaged. The next side affect was tendonitis in both my ankles that left me unable to walk. I was told that the tablet reacted to the sun Id factor 50 just sitting on the patio for a half an hour and got burned. A nightmare”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 4, 2021

“Don’t take this. I’ve been taking it for three days and I can’t sleep, I’m in pain, my Achilles’ tendons hurt. My legs have pins and needles and they are extremely restless. My heart beat is irregular and fast. My mental health has plummeted. I don’t know what to do I can’t take this for five more days I have to stop I just want these side effects to be over this is a nightmare.”

1 / 10
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RobertPat · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 14, 2013

“Cipro has worked well for both my wife and I over the years. Just remember to Not consume any dairy products during the days you are taking Cipro.”

10 / 10
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ceccec September 2, 2010

“I had a wicked kidney infection it took a while but Cipro worked.”

7 / 10
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mball January 20, 2014

“I hate cipro. It sucks tne life out of me. I have no energy and it takes many , months to get better.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 24, 2012

“Caused bad stomach upset.”

4 / 10
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Anonymous May 3, 2010

“Cipro was working for me and just stopped.I started getting sick again halfway through the treatment.”

2 / 10
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Person · Taken for less than 1 month January 20, 2021

“After 3 doses of Cipro for a kidney infection I had short term memory loss, couldn’t recall the days of the medication, I had increased anxiety within 30 min of ingestion, depression. HORRIBLE DRUG!”

1 / 10
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