Ciprofloxacin kidney damage

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Avatar f tn I'm interested to know your story, why you think all these problems are related to fluoroquinolone antibiotic?, it's described that they can agravate or cause some of those problems like tendon pain , ......the problem is the abuse of some kind of antibiotics as first line when there are others with less side effects.....
Avatar f tn If your doctor hands you a prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (this could be not only Cipro or Levaquin but also Avelox or generics ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, or others), be very certain that your condition warrants the risks that come along with taking these drugs. Fluoroquinolones have fluoride as a central part of the drug. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and drugs with an attached fluoride can penetrate into very sensitive tissues.
593944 tn?1219134379 If the stone is blocking some part of the outlet of the kidney or the ureter, it will cause obstruction and backflow of urine. The pressure effects of such obstruction will cause significant damage to the kidney and this will be further complicated if there is an infection. WBCs in urine are a sign of inflammation along the urinary tract and may be a consequence of infection.
Avatar n tn Burning pain and bleeding during urination is due to infection, if not treated appropriately can lead to damage to the kidney. I would suggest that you get a urine analysis with culture done, and take the course of antibiotics depending upon the report. The other causes for bleeding in urine could be renal stones, glomerulonephritis, urethral rupture etc. But I, think it is more of infectious component playing the role in your case. Consult a urologist for further assistance. Best.
Avatar n tn It does respond to benedryl, but benedryl makes me sleepy and lowers my performance at work. Is there anything else that I may take, and do you think that I may have liver damage from the cipro that is causing this itching.
Avatar n tn Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Drugs [ciprofloxacin (marketed as Cipro and generic ciprofloxacin), ciprofloxacin extended-release (marketed as Cipro XR and Proquin XR), gemifloxacin (marketed as Factive), levofloxacin (marketed as Levaquin), moxifloxacin (marketed as Avelox), norfloxacin (marketed as Noroxin), and ofloxacin (marketed as Floxin)]" "FDA ALERT [7/8/2008]: FDA is notifying the makers of fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drugs for systemic use of the need to add a boxed warnin
5463760 tn?1368387565 I have urinary retention for two weeks now, tomorrow I may have full diagnoses, weather its due to infection or blockage, i had it for 2 weeks now, when i want to urinate i stand for a while then it comes and not always fluently, i have to drink tons of water to urinate more than once, i just want to know what test to do to know if the kidney is full of fluids?? and how to evaluate its condition other than the creatinine level, mine is 1.
Avatar m tn I have seen doctors since and was tested for hernias and also had an ultrasound that revealed normal blood flow to both testicles and no masses. I am also currently on ciprofloxacin for epididymitis but my urine has tested clear on several different occasions. Currently the pain in my testicles is almost gone but I have increased lower back pain that was not there before. I also feel as if I have almost completely lost my sex drive which is very depressing.
Avatar m tn im scared of irreversible kidney damage. im scared of taking more antibiotics, and in fact refuse to do so unless someone can give me meaningful evidence of infection. I'm thinking about autoimmune diseases, kidney diseases, FSGS, Vesicoureteral reflux, hormonal / adrenal problems. I know how statistically improbable some of these things are, but I also took an ANA panel test. I have speckled pattern at 1:320 and homogenous pattern at 1:80.
Avatar n tn He put me on Ciprofloxacin 2 pills a day 500 mg for about a week took some Cystex (Antibacterial and burning sensation relief) to help. Noticed some improvement. I noticed that the burning sensation went away but came back on one or two instances when alcohol was consumed. The burning sensation on those 2 instances were pretty bad.
Avatar m tn went to my GP last week (thursday) for advise he prescribed me ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice a day, I'm on my fifth day for seven days. Still suffering from frequent urination and lower back pain, no other symptoms. went to gum clinic today (very embarassing!) but have to put a brave face. they didn't do a full screen as I'm on antibiotic to wait for seven days then full screen. I had HIV, Hepa A&B and syphillis test.
Avatar n tn Hi, You could have an infection that is resistant to ciprofloxacin. You will need to have a urinalysis done to identify the causative organism and a culture sensitivity to diagnose the antibiotic that it is sensitive to. Burning sensation in the lower abdomen could be due to a bladder infection or prostate infection. Antibiotics may kill the normal flora in the intestines and can cause some amount of bowel disturbance.
Avatar m tn just look in pub med for any medication and the term liver damage or enymes and buches of studies suggest damage is being done. here's but one of the many.. Liver and kidney toxicity in chronic use of opioids: an experimental long term treatment model.Atici S, Cinel I, Cinel L, Doruk N, Eskandari G, Oral U. Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Mersin University, School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey.
798555 tn?1292791151 The FDA states that the damage may occur very soon into the administration of the drugs and the damage may be permanent. If you are wondering what peripheral neuropathy is, this is the description from the FDA: Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve disorder occurring in the arms or legs. Symptoms include pain, burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, or a change in sensation to light touch, pain or temperature, or the sense of body position.
1840891 tn?1431551393 Kidney infections may require several weeks of antibiotic treatment. Kidney infections in adults rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated or are associated with urinary tract obstruction. Bladder infections are generally self-limiting, but antibiotic treatment significantly shortens the duration of symptoms. People usually feel better within a day or two of treatment. Symptoms of kidney and prostate infections last longer.
Avatar f tn on my heart valves, and there was concern about permanent damage, although after a month of IV antibiotics through a PICC line, that infection cleared and my heart seems to be OK, although it is being watched closely. Very gradually I started to move my body again. I could not feed myself or reach my tray table for several days, and as I worked to be able to do these things, it was very painful. My blood chemistry was all out of whack due to the huge amount of fluids they administered.
Avatar m tn I am a 23 year old male, very active with a healthy diet, about a week ago I noticed an obvious amount of blood in my urine. I felt no pain that indicate kidney stones, and have felt perfectly normal since and still. I had a urinalysis which lead to the result of definite blood and some protein.
7521891 tn?1391586367 I ended up going to the ER, and they said I did have a UTI with pylonephritis, gave me a shot of antibiotics and wrote out a prescription for Ciprofloxacin. In the past, these infections have been resistent to Cipro from time to time. I followed up with my PCP Doc, and he told me not to fill the prescription, to wait for the UA-Culture and go from there. He called in Amoxicillin when it did come in, which have done as much good as banging my head into a wall (sorry, bad joke).
Avatar m tn Today i am suffering from serious pain in my left elbow and I can't find anyone to take it serious, they checked for nerve damage bone damage and la la la .... they don't want to hear it's the cipro and my tendon is in danger. My body hurts everywhere, my muscles are so big you would think i work out, but i don't i can barely walk on some days and lifting something is a joke. Although the muscles are huge they are weak makes sense doesn't it.
Avatar m tn FDA requested new warning labels to be added to all of the fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxacin, regarding peripheral neuropathy (irreversible nerve damage), tendon damage, heart problems (prolonged QT Interval / torsades de pointes), pseudomembranous colitis, rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown), Stevens–Johnson syndrome, as well as concurrent usage of NSAIDs contributing to the severity of these reactions.[citation needed] So what do I do now???
443434 tn?1255894833 Another significant concern with aminoglycoside antibiotics is nephrotoxicity11 (kidney damage). Renal damage is related to the accumulation of high concentrations of aminoglycoside antibiotic in the renal cortex.
Avatar m tn Someone says I should use Bacterim alongside of other antibiotics for very very long time, I don't really want to kill my kidney or damage my joints by taking long term cephalosporins.
Avatar n tn Ditto to all the above. Until you can get to the dr's start drinking cranberry juice or get the cranberry pills.
Avatar m tn Often such anomalies are are minor anatomic irregularities in the urethra or bladder -- not harmful in themselves, but recurrent UTI can eventually cause serious kidney damage. There is no hurry, but you should not neglect this. I can't advise you about continuing or stopping the amoxicillin, not knowing whether you have any infection or what the cause is; it comes too close to practicing medicine from a distance.
Avatar m tn If you tell your doc about that testosterone stuff they may think to run a test on your liver or kidney. You shouldn't be pissin alcohol with your urine. That sounds like your liver or kidney not breaking stuff down properly which probably was caused from the booster.
867582 tn?1311630997 Dear ess, I'm so glad you had no residual damage. But now, being in your 60s, you would likely have had an even worse course with Cipro. The warnings intensify for those over 60 and anyone on NSAIDs (aspirin is an NSAID). The scary thing is that most people just don't know about how lethal the fluoroquinolone category of antibiotics can be - like me, they only hear about its many successes (and, face it, those antibiotics are very good at ending infection which is why they are often used).
Avatar f tn Oh, and I guess having the expense of having someone come and chop the trees up and haul them off and any damage them falling could cause. Man, that's depressing. Did they at least give you a bridge? Or a bridge tooth? I forget what it's called... but it's when they put the fake tooth in and bridge it to the two teeth on either side (my husband had to have that done when he was a kid because of a bike accident). Did you bite the dentist? i did that once years ago (in my 20s).
Avatar f tn My PCP is sending me a referral to have an ultrasound on my kidneys to make sure no damage has been done and to make sure I don't have kidney stones. I thought they hurt. I don't have any pain. My first question is will there be any scarring as a result of this rash? My second is how long before I should see the rash start to go away? And my third question is how in the world did I get this bacteria in my body? Thanks.
Avatar m tn This is most likely because of an episode of infection. You need to get your stool tested, and take a course of antibiotics (ciprofloxacin-metronidazole combination would work well). The "fleshy lumps" you felt are probably mucosa of the anal canal or the underlying veins. In case your symptoms do not improve after a few days of antibiotics, then please schedule an appointment with a doctor. All the best, and God bless!