Ciprofloxacin Side Effects

My husband is badly suffering from floxing. He was perscribed the antibiotic ciprofloacin which in essence poisioned him. He is having all kinds of problems?

You have not mentioned what exactly your husband is suffering from. What was he prescribed the antibiotic for? And if you feel it is causing severe reactions in him have you informed the doctor about it? Please take him to a doctor as soon as you can and inform about the reactions caused by the antibiotic. Also inform the doctor if your husband has any allergies. Your doctor would know what to do and will surely help to make him feel better. He might change the medicines and will tell you what to do in this situation.

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic, which belongs to the family of drugs called fluoroquinolones antibiotics. This is used to treat infections, as it is a bactericidal that helps to block the growth of infection causing bacteria. It is used in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections like acute bronchitis and pneumonia, many sexually transmitted diseases, sinus, diarrhea, urinary tract infections and infections of skin and soft tissue like legionellosis, anthrax and septicemia. It is available as a tablet and also in a liquid form. A doctor determines the dosage depending on various factors like the severity of the condition, type of infection, age, weight, allergies and the renal function of the affected patient. Ciprofloxacin is not recommended for pregnant women as it passes through milk to the infant and might cause reactions to the baby, people suffering from epilepsy and children (unless it is a severe infection or a post anthrax treatment). The side effects of this antibiotic may cause nerve damage and symptoms include pain in the abdomen, vomiting, restlessness, diarrhea or constipation, swelling of the cartilage and joints, abnormalities of vision, weak muscles, problems with the balance, bloating, nausea, loss of bowel control, pain and rupture of the tendons. In some cases the reaction and its symptoms build up and or increase and may lead to new symptoms.

Ask him to avoid heavy exercise as there is risk of rupturing the tendons and renal failure. Give him well balanced simple home cooked meals. Stick to organic foods if possible as it will help to avoid consuming more chemicals. Avoid giving him fish or poultry unless it is organic as some varieties have a high rate quinolones and may aggravate the symptoms. Depending on your husband’s condition and health your doctor will advise a suitable diet. Ask him to avoid drinking alcohol and also avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

answered by G M

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