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Cipro XR Side Effects

In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Cipro XR included nausea, headache, and dizziness. Other side effects, such as sensitivity to sunlight, a slow heart rate, and double vision, were also reported; however, they are so rare that it is hard to say for certain if they are related to Cipro XR. If you have any problems during treatment, contact your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Cipro XR Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Cipro® XR (ciprofloxacin extended release) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Cipro XR. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Cipro XR

Cipro XR has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Cipro XR were documented and then compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people taking regular Cipro® (ciprofloxacin).
In these studies, the most commonly reported Cipro XR side effects included:
  • Nausea -- in up to 4 percent of people
  • Headache -- up to 3 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 2 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 2 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 2 percent
  • Vaginal yeast infection -- up to 2 percent
  • Heartburn or indigestion -- up to 1 percent.

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