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User Reviews for Cipro to treat Sinusitis

Cipro has an average rating of 3.6 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Sinusitis. 25% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 63% reported a negative effect.

Cipro Rating Summary

3.6/10 average rating

8 ratings from 11 user reviews.

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Reviews for Cipro

Mike from NY October 15, 2016

“Took Cipro for a sinus infection. Six days in I couldn't rotate my forearms. 3 years later, numerous doctors, two surgeries and my arms are practically useless. FDA black box warning on it people. Google the drug. Do not ever take, fluoroquinolones are poison. They were originally developed to give to soldiers exposed to Anthrax. And try to never take generic. US Supreme Court says if you do you are not allowed to sue the original drug manufacturer OR the generic company you used. This drug ruined my life.”

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Melissa · Taken for less than 1 month December 25, 2020

“Took this for a sinus infection. Did not clear it up, but about 4 weeks later I had neuropathy in my face which then spread down over my whole body. Muscle spasms, arthritis, vertigo, blurred vision, headaches, burning nerve pain, tendonitis, even my hair started falling out. Had to do PT just to use my right leg again. Went to multiple neurologists and drs. But they could not figure it out. Almost a year later I was given cipro again and immediately felt like my whole body was on fire. This was around the time they were having hearings at the FDA to add all the black box warnings, so my new doctor figured it out. 5 years later and I'm better, but still cant hike or do things I used to love, and still have nerve and tendon issues Don't ever take Cipro!”

1 / 10
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NotForMe November 15, 2018

“First of all I am a Certified Pharmacy Tech, I have taken Cipro so many times in the past for ear infections, UTIs, sinusitis and whatever else. Well that ALL changed! I was taking it for my sinuses and an ear infection. Just about as soon as I swallowed the pill I started breaking out in a rash and welts all over my body. I looked like I had been chemical burn, not to mention the itching! I let the pharmacy manager look at me and she said you are highly allergic to Cipro. I had never had a reaction like that before in the past. I don’t know if they changed up the chemicals to it or what. To this day I can’t even count out Cipro if a patient has a script for it!! I will immediately break out in welts on my hands and start scratching if any of the powder gets on my skin. I can’t even touch the stock bottle it’s that bad.”

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Alicia · Taken for less than 1 month October 1, 2018

“Pros: Noticed great improvement of my symptoms after only 24 hours and continued to get better each day. Cons: after the second dose started to have loose bowel and stomach pain. Also experienced nightmares and severe insomnia. By the third day, 6th dose, the side effects were much too severe to continue this antibiotic.”

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Canada1984 · Taken for less than 1 month September 23, 2021

“I was prescribed the cipro tablets for 10 days for a resistant bacterial sinusitus infection. The medication did work in clearing the infection when the other 2 medications previous had failed. While on Cipro I experienced extreme nightmares, very disturbing dreams and sleep interruptions. I experienced continual bitter taste in my mouth. I experienced abdominal discomfort, IBS and diarrhea. I also experienced ringing in my ears/tinnitus at the time of taking Cipro and ever since, which is a time span from 2009 to 2021. I have permanent damage to my hearing and quality of life since taking this drug.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous February 1, 2012

“With a combination of Cipro and some Mucinex my sinus problems were gone in 24 hours. I'm finishing the medicine and feeling great.”

10 / 10
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lorina January 27, 2010

“I had sinusitis since I was in high school. My doctor prescribed me this, it took 2 weeks before it works. This medicine was great!”

9 / 10
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Frequently asked questions

I had sinus and ear etc... September 27, 2013

“After taking just three pills I had diarrhea and nausea.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2018

“Cipro antibiotic gave me clostridium difficile colitis ... It was too harsh on the stomach and I was taking it for a sinus infection.”

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No taker September 3, 2016

“Ended up with hospital stay from Cipro... Years ago Mom ended up in the hospital in renal failure due to Cipro.”

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Sinusitis Susie July 28, 2015

“Blurred vision, medication did not help sinus issues.”

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