Rated Ladinin (Cipro) for Urinary Tract Infection Report
DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE. I cannot stress this enough. It does more harm than good. Kicked my UTI out in under 24 hours, but left me with joint pain, irregular and rapid heartbeats, palpitations, and severe anxiety. No doctor I’ve seen knows how to treat any of this and assures me that the drug will eventually run its course. It has been a month since I stopped taking the medication, and I still cannot perform daily activities and am considering requesting a medical withdrawal from school because I can’t physically walk to and from class without overexerting myself. I’m now at risk of an aortic aneurism, osteoporosis, and a number of other dangerous conditions, and I’m only 20 years old. This stuff is POISON. If a doctor prescribes this to you, I urge you to ask for something else that is not a fluoroquinolone. The serious side effects of this family of drugs are far too common to take the risk. Please research this drug thoroughly and consider the repercussions before Cipro incapacitates you like it has done to so many others.
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The most common side effects of Ladinin are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and rash. Let your doctor know if you have any side effects.
Less common side effects include:
- Body aches
- Skin sensitivity to sunlight
- Loss of appetite
Serious side effects can also occur. If you have any of these side effects, stop taking Ladinin and call your doctor right away or call 911:
- Unusual thoughts or hallucinations
- Depression or suic >Back to Top
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Take your doses at regularly spaced intervals (ideally every 12 hours), and drink several glasses of water each day.
It is important to complete the full course of treatment. This is to prevent the infection from coming back.
Some things can interfere with Ladinin. Do not drink milk or take antacids or vitamin supplements containing iron or zinc, during the two hours before you take Ladinin or during the two hours after you have taken a dose. It will reduce the effectiveness of your treatment.
How should this medicine be used?
Ladinin comes as a tablet, a suspension (liquid), and an extended-release tablet to take by mouth with or without food. The tablets and suspension are usually taken twice a day, and the extended-release tablets are usually taken once a day. When used to treat gonorrhea, the tablets and suspension may be given as a single dose. Take Ladinin at around the same time(s) every day. The length of your treatment depends on the type of infection you have. Your doctor will tell you how long to take Ladinin. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Ladinin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
One type of Ladinin cannot be substituted for another. Be sure that you receive only the type of Ladinin that was prescribed by your doctor. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about the type of Ladinin you were given.
Do not take Ladinin with dairy products or calcium-fortified juices alone. However, you may take Ladinin with a meal that includes these foods or drinks.
Swallow the tablets and extended-release tablets whole; do not split, crush, or chew them. If you cannot swallow tablets whole, tell your doctor.
If you are taking the suspension, shake the bottle very well for 15 seconds before each use to mix the medication evenly. Swallow the correct dose without chewing the granules in the suspension. Close the bottle completely after each use. Do not give the suspension to a patient through a feeding tube.
You should begin feeling better during the first few days of your treatment with Ladinin. If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor. If you are being treated for a urinary tract infection, call your doctor if you develop fever or back pain during or after your treatment. These symptoms may be signs that your infection is worsening.
Take Ladinin until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. Do not stop taking Ladinin without talking to your doctor unless you experience certain serious side effects listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING and SIDE EFFECTS sections If you stop taking Ladinin too soon or if you skip doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.
Cipro (Ladinin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections including infections of the skin, lung or airways, lower respiratory tract, bones, joints, urinary tract, and many other types of bacterial infections.
By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD
Latest Update: 2014-07-30 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
Why is this medication prescribed?
Ladinin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia; gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease); typhoid fever (a serious infection that is common in developing countries); infectious diarrhea (infections that cause severe diarrhea); and infections of the skin, bone, joint, abdomen (stomach area), and prostate (male reproductive gland), Ladinin is also used to treat or prevent plague (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack) and inhalation anthrax (a serious infection that may be spread by anthrax germs in the air on purpose as part of a bioterror attack). Ladinin may also be used to treat bronchitis, sinus infections, or urinary tract infections but should not be used for bronchitis and sinus infections, or certain types of urinary tract infections if there are other treatment options. Ladinin extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat kidney and urinary tract infections; however, some types of urinary tract infections should only be treated with Ladinin extended release tablets if no other treatment options are available. Ladinin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections.
Antibiotics such as Ladinin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
¿Qué debo evitar mientras tomo Ladinin?
No tome Ladinin con productos lácteos como leche o yogur, o jugos fortificados con calcio. Usted puede comer o beber estos productos como parte de una comida regular, pero no los tome solos cuando tome Ladinin. Estos pueden hacer la medicina menos eficaz.
Evite tomar las medicinas a seguir en un espacio de 6 horas antes o 2 horas después de tomar Ladinin. Estas medicinas pueden disminuir la eficacia de Ladinin cuando se toman al mismo tiempo:
Evite el consumo de la cafeína mientras esté tomando Ladinin, porque la medicina puede hacer los efectos de la cafeína más fuertes.
Los antibióticos pueden causar diarrea, lo que puede indicar una nueva infección. Si tiene diarrea que es acuosa o con sangre, llame a su médico. No use medicina para la diarrea, salvo que su médico le haya indicado.
Evite la exposición a la luz solar o camas para broncearse. Ladinin puede hacer que se queme más fácilmente. Póngase ropa que lo proteja y use un bloqueador con filtro solar (de SPF 30 ó mayor) si usted está afuera. Llame a su médico si tiene quemazón , enrojecimiento, picazón, sarpullido, o hinchazón severa después de estar expuesto al sol.
Ladinin puede perjudicar su pensamiento o reacciones. Tenga cuidado si usted conduce un vehículo o tiene que hacer algo que demande se mantenga alerta.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Remember to keep any routine appointments with your doctor. This is so your progress can be monitored.
- Ladinin may cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight than normal. Protect your skin by using a sunscreen, particularly if you are exposed to strong sunlight for a prolonged period of time. Do not use sunbeds.
- If you buy any medicines, check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with this antibiotic. In particular, do not take painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, while you are taking Ladinin.
- Some people develop thrush (redness and itching in the mouth or vagina) after taking a course of antibiotics. If you think you have thrush, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
- This antibiotic may stop the oral typhoid vaccine from working. If you are due to have any vaccinations, make sure the person treating you knows that you are taking this medicine.
- Ladinin may make you feel light-headed and impair your ability to concentrate. Make sure your reactions are normal before you drive and before you use tools or machines.
- If you have diabetes, you may need to check your blood glucose levels more regularly, as Ladinin can affect the levels of sugar in your blood.
What is Cipro? How does it work (mechanism of action)?
Ladinin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. It stops the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA). The FDA approved Ladinin in October 1987.
Ladinin belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. Examples of other antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone class includes:
Rated Ladinin (Cipro) for Diverticulitis Report
Cipro is rough on a body. I’ve taken different types of antibiotics for different medical reasons, but Cipro is by far the worst reaction I have ever had to a drug. It has drained me of energy, made me very light headed, left me tasting metallic, loss of appetite, sleepy, headaches and just plain feeling lousy. I stopped taking it after 4 days into a 7 day prescription. Awful stuff. Read the side affects and you may not take it at all.
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Ladinin?
Common Side effects of Ladinin include:
Less common side effects of Ladinin include:
Side effects of Ladinin from postmarketing reports include:
- Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), erythema multiforme, exfoliative dermatitis, fixed eruption, photosensitivity/phototoxicity reaction
- Agitation, confusion, delirium
- Agranulocytosis, albuminuria, serum cholesterol and TG elevations, blood glucose elevation, hemolytic anemia, marrowdepression (life threatening), pancytopenia (life threatening or fatal outcome), potassium elevation (serum)
- Anaphylactic reactions (including life-threatening anaphylactic shock), serum sickness like reaction, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Loss of sense of smell, diminished touch sensation
- Constipation, indigestion, difficulty swallowing, gas, liver failure (including fatal cases), hepaticnecrosis, yellowing eyes or skin (jaundice), pancreatitis
- Hypertonia, hypotension (postural), increased INR (in patients treated with Vitamin K antagonists), QT prolongation, torsade de pointes, ventriculararrhythmia
- Myasthenia, exacerbation of myasthenia gravis, myoclonus, nystagmus, peripheral neuropathy that may be irreversible, phenytoin alteration (serum), polyneuropathy, psychosis
- Muscle pain, tendinitis, tendonrupture, toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell's Syndrome), twitching
- Infections: Candiduria, vaginal candidiasis, moniliasis (oral, gastrointestinal, vaginal), pseudomembranous colitis
- Renal calculi
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
Ladinin (generic name), Cipro, Cipro XR (brand names) is an antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of many skin, lung, airway, bone, and joint infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Examples include complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrhea, chronic bacterial prostatitis, typhoid fever, chronic bronchitis, infectious diarrhea caused by E. coli, Shigella, and Campylobacter jejuni, anthrax poisoning, and TB (tuberculosis).
Fluoroquinolones have been associated with disabling and potentially irreversible serious adverse reactions that have occurred together including: tendinitis and tendon rupture, peripheral neuropathy, and CNS effects.
Discontinue the drug immediately and avoid use of systemic fluoroquinolones in patients who experience any of these serious adverse reactions.
May exacerbate muscle weakness in patients with myasthenia gravis; avoid fluoroquinolones with known history of myasthenia gravis.
Serious adverse effects and limitations-of-use
- Both oral and injectable fluroquinolones are associated with disabling side effects involving tendons, muscles, joints, nerves and the central nervous system
- These side effects can occur hours to weeks after exposure to fluoroquinolones and may potentially be permanent
- Because the risk of these serious side effects generally outweighs the benefits for patients with acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and uncomplicated UTIs, that fluoroquinolones should be reserved for use in patients with these conditions who have no alternative treatment options
- For some serious bacterial infections, including anthrax, plague, and bacterial pneumonia among others, the benefits of fluoroquinolones outweigh the risks and it is appropriate for them to remain available as a therapeutic option
This medication contains Ladinin. Do not take Cipro, Cipro XR, or ProQuin XR if you are allergic to Ladinin or any ingredients contained in this drug.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Rated Ladinin (Cipro) for Diverticulitis Report
My muscles hurt so badly and my sodium levels dropped a lot. I felt like I was going to have a seizure. My fatigue was debilitating. I stopped Meds fearing what damage they were doing to me. I am still in muscle pain. Hard to walk. This needs to be removed from the market. Also was losing my brain functioning. Horrible horrible medication. Not sure if the generic made it worse or not BUT never again!!