Rated Novidat (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.
Some drugs may affect the way Novidat works, and Novidat may affect other drugs you are taking.
It's very important to let your doctor know about all drugs you take, including over-the-counter (OTC) antacids, vitamins, and supplements.
Many antacids, vitamins, and supplements that contain magnesium, calcium, aluminum, iron, or zinc can interfere with Novidat.
Other OTC drugs, including such pain and fever medications as Advil, Aleve, and Motrin, may also interact with Novidat.
Novidat may increase the effects of caffeine.
If you drink caffeinated drinks or take OTC medications that contain caffeine while taking Novidat, you may have some caffeine side effects such as nervousness, sleeplessness, or anxiety.
You may not be able to take Novidat if you are also taking the drug theophylline to treat asthma and wheezing (brand names include Elixophyllin, Uniphyl, and Theo-24).
Serious reactions, including heart attack, decreased ability to breathe, and seizures, have happened when people took these medications together.
Other medications that interact with Novidat include:
- Blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
- Anti-seizure medication, including phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
- Certain antidepressants and medications to treat mental illness, such as clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo)
- Medications that contain caffeine, including Excedrin, NoDoz, and Vivarin
- The immunosuppressant cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
- The muscle relaxant tizanidine (Zanaflex)
- Diuretics (water pills)
- Certain drugs for irregular heartbeat, such as amiodarone (Cordarone), disopyramide (Norpace), and procainamide (Procanbid)
- The arthritis drug methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
- A drug used to treat nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and reflux called metoclopramide (Reglan)
- The type 2 diabetes drug glyburide (DiaBeta, Glucovance, Micronase)
- Some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn)
Cipro (Novidat) side effects list for healthcare professionals
The following serious and otherwise important adverse drug reactions are discussed in greater detail in other sections of labeling:
- Disabling and Potentially Irreversible Serious Adverse Reactions
- Tenditits and Tendon Rupture
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Central Nervous System Effects
- Exacerbation of Myasthenia Gravis
- Other Serious and Sometimes Fatal Adverse Reactions
- Hypersensitivity Reactions
- Serious Adverse Reactions with Concomitant Theophylline
- Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea
- Prolongation of the QT Interval
- Musculoskeletal Disorders in Pediatric Patients
- Development of Drug Resistant Bacteria
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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 Novidat. Do not drink milk or take antacids or vitamin supplements containing iron or zinc, during the two hours before you take Novidat or during the two hours after you have taken a dose. It will reduce the effectiveness of your treatment.
Novidat (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).
¿Cuál es la información más importante que debo saber sobre Novidat?
Usted no debe usar Novidat si usted también está tomando tizanidine.
Es posible que no pueda usar Novidat si usted tiene un trastorno muscular. Dígale a su médico si usted tiene un historial de miastenia grave.
Novidat puede causar hinchazón o ruptura de un tendón (la fibra que conecta un hueso con un músculo en el cuerpo), en particular el tendón de Aquiles en el talón del pie. Este efecto puede ocurrir con mayor probabilidad si usted es mayor de 60, si usted usa medicamento esteroide, o si ha tenido un trasplante de riñón, corazón, o pulmón.
Llame de inmediato a su médico su usted tiene dolor súbito, hinchazón, moretones, sensibilidad, rigidez, o problemas para mover cualquiera de sus articulaciones. Descanse la articulación hasta que reciba cuidado médico o instrucciones.
Rated Novidat (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!!
Rated Novidat (Cipro) for Urinary Tract Infection Report
I was given this drug for a simple UTI infection and a week after I was done with it my life started falling apart! I developed nerve pain in my feet hands and groin which made it difficult to walk. Then my knees became inflamed. The doctors keep doing tests to find out the cause but find nothing and my symptoms sound like everyone else's. Absolutely horrible drug! I feel like my life is ruined. Now they want to give me gabapentin for my pain and I'm terrified of what permanent side effects it may cause me.