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Proquin XR Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin) is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. It is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, or trouble sleeping.
The dose of Proquin XR is 500 mg tablets, taken orally once daily for 3 to 10 days with a meal, preferably the evening meal. Proquin XR may interact with blood thinners, clozapine, cyclosporine, insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth, methotrexate, metoclopramide, phenytoin, probenecid, ropinirole, tacrine, theophylline, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or oral steroids. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. During pregnancy, Proquin XR should be used only when prescribed. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Proquin XR in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using ciprofloxacin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
- sudden pain, snapping or popping sound, bruising, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or loss of movement in any of your joints;
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- confusion, hallucinations, depression, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- seizure (convulsions);
- severe headache, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes;
- pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, weakness;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- easy bruising or bleeding;
- numbness, tingling, or unusual pain anywhere in your body;
- the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; or
- severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting;
- dizziness or drowsiness;
- blurred vision;
- feeling nervous, anxious, or agitated; or
- sleep problems (insomnia or nightmares).
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Proquin XR (Ciprofloxacin Hcl)
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In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Proquin XR FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Serious and Otherwise Important Adverse Reactions
The following serious and otherwise important adverse drug reactions are discussed in greater detail in other sections of labeling:
- Tendon Effects [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Hypersensitivity Reactions [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Other Serious and Sometimes Fatal Reactions [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Central Nervous System Effects [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Peripheral Neuropathy [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Photosensitivity/Phototoxicity [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Development of Drug Resistant Bacteria [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
Crystalluria and cylindruria have been reported with quinolones, including ciprofloxacin. Therefore, adequate hydration of patients receiving Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hcl) should be maintained to prevent the formation of highly concentrated urine [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].
Clinical Trial Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
The data described below reflect exposure to Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hcl) in 524 patients in one clinical trial. The population studied had a mean age of 39 years (approximately 93.4% of the population were < 65 years of age), 100% were female, 77% were Caucasian and 7.4% were Black. Patients received Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hcl) 500 mg once daily for 3 days. Patients were followed for approximately 5 weeks after the end of study drug dosing.
Discontinuation of Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hcl) occurred in 1.4% of patients. Each of the discontinuations were for a different adverse reactions. Refer to Table 1.
The most common adverse reactions ( ≥ 2%) were fungal infection, nasopharyngitis, headache, and micturition urgency.
Table 1: Adverse reactions (regardless of relationship to
study drug) occurring in ≥ 1% of Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hcl) -treated patients (500 mg once
daily for 3 days) during the entire study period compared to ciprofloxacin-immediate
release tablets (250 mg twice daily for 3 days)
|Adverse Reaction||Proquin XR||Ciprofloxacin-immediate release tablets|
|Urinary tract infection||10.8||9.8|
|Upper respiratory tract infection||1.4||2.9|
The incidence of adverse events (regardless of relationship to study drug) reported for at least 1% of patients treated with Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hcl) during study drug treatment and up to 3 days after study drug was headache (1.5%).
Less common reactions, occurring at any time during the study in less than 1% of Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hcl) -treated patients were:
- Cardiac Disorders: ventricular bigeminy.
- Immune System Disorders: hypersensitivity.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders: abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, dyspepsia, aggravated irritable bowel syndrome, lower abdominal pain, vomiting.
- General Disorders: suprapubic pain, fatigue, pain, rigors, tenderness.
- Infections and Infestations: urinary tract infection, fungal vaginosis, bacterial vaginitis, vaginal candidiasis, vaginal infection, vaginitis.
- Investigations: blood bilirubin increased, alanine aminotransferase increased, abdominal aortic bruit, aspartate aminotransferase increased, body temperature increased.
- Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders: joint swelling, muscle spasms, night cramps.
- Nervous System Disorders: headache, dizziness, disturbance in attention, paresthesia.
- Renal and Urinary Disorders: micturition urgency, dysuria, urinary frequency, abnormal urine odor, hematuria.
- Reproductive System and Breast Disorders: female genital pruritus.
- Respiratory, Thoracic, and Mediastinal Disorders: dyspnea.
- Skin/Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: rash, photosensitivity/ phototoxicity reaction, pruritus, urticaria.
Adverse Reactions Reported with Other Systemic Formulations of Ciprofloxacin
In addition, to the adverse reactions reported with Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hcl) , the following adverse reactions have been reported during clinical trials and from worldwide post-marketing experience with other systemic formulations of ciprofloxacin (includes all dosages and indications).
Because these reactions have been reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or a causal relationship to drug exposure. Abnormal gait, achiness, acidosis, agitation, agranulocytosis, allergic reactions (ranging from urticaria to anaphylactic reactions) [see CONTRAINDICATIONS and WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS], amylase increase, anemia, angina pectoris, angioedema, anosmia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthralgia, ataxia, atrial flutter, bleeding diathesis, blurred vision, bronchospasm, C. difficile associated diarrhea, candidiasis (cutaneous, oral), candiduria, cardiac murmur, cardiopulmonary arrest, cardiovascular collapse, cerebral thrombosis, chills, cholestatic jaundice, chromatopsia, confusion, convulsion [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS], delirium, depression, diplopia, drowsiness, dysphagia, dyspnea, edema (conjunctivae, face, hands, laryngeal, lips, lower extremities, neck, pulmonary), epistaxis, erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum, exfoliative dermatitis, fever, fixed eruptions, flushing, gastrointestinal bleeding, gout (flare up), grand mal convulsion, gynecomastia, hallucinations, hearing loss, hematuria, hemolytic anemia, hemoptysis, hemorrhagic cystitis, hepatic failure (including fatal cases) [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS], hepatic necrosis, hepatitis, hiccup, hyperesthesia, hyperpigmentation, hypertension, hypertonia, hypoesthesia, hypotension, ileus, insomnia, interstitial nephritis, intestinal perforation, jaundice, joint stiffness, lethargy, lightheadedness, lipase increase, lymphadenopathy, malaise, manic reaction, marrow depression, migraine, moniliasis (oral, gastrointestinal, vaginal), mouth dryness, myalgia, myasthenia, myasthenia gravis (possible exacerbation), myocardial infarction, myoclonus, nephritis, nightmares, nystagmus, oral ulceration, pain (arm, back, breast, chest, epigastric, eye, extremities, foot, jaw, neck, oral mucosa), palpitation, pancreatitis, pancytopenia, paranoia, paresthesia [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS], peripheral neuropathy, perspiration (increased), petechia, phlebitis, phobia, photosensitivity/phototoxicity reaction[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS] pleural effusion, polyuria, postural hypotension, prothrombin time prolongation, pseudomembranous colitis (the onset of symptoms may occur during or after antimicrobial treatment) [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS], pulmonary embolism, purpura, renal calculi, renal failure, respiratory arrest, respiratory distress, restlessness, serum sickness-like reaction, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, sweating, syncope, tachycardia, taste loss, tendonitis, tendon rupture [see BOXED WARNING and WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS], tinnitus, torsade de pointes, toxic epidermal necrolysis, toxic psychosis, tremor, twitching, unresponsiveness, urethral bleeding, urinary retention, urination (frequent), vaginal pruritus, vasculitis, ventricular ectopy, vesicles, visual acuity (decreased), visual disturbances (flashing lights, change in color perception, overbrightness of lights), weakness.
The following adverse laboratory changes, in alphabetical order, regardless of incidence or relationship to drug, have been reported in patients given ciprofloxacin (includes all formulations, all dosages, all drug-therapy durations, and all indications):
Decreases in blood glucose, BUN, hematocrit, hemoglobin, leukocyte counts, platelet counts, prothrombin time, serum albumin, serum potassium, total serum protein, uric acid.
Increases in alkaline phosphatase, ALT (SGPT), AST (SGOT), atypical lymphocyte counts, blood glucose, blood monocytes, BUN, cholesterol, eosinophils counts, LDH, platelet counts, prothrombin time, sedimentation rate, serum amylase, serum bilirubin, serum calcium, serum cholesterol, serum creatinine phosphokinase, serum creatinine, serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), serum potassium, serum theophylline (in patients receiving theophylline concomitantly), serum triglycerides, uric acid.
Others: albuminuria, change in serum phenytoin, crystalluria, cylindruria, immature WBCs, leukocytosis, methemaglobinemia, pancytopenia.
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