ciprofloxacin (generic name)

It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections
(sip roe FLOX a sin)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

breathing problems

confusion, nightmares or hallucinations

feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

irregular heartbeat

joint, muscle or tendon pain or swelling

pain or trouble passing urine

-persistent headache with or without blurred vision
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth


unusual pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):


nausea or stomach upset

white patches, sores in the mouth

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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