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Cipro Side Effect Lawsuit

Cipro Side Effect Lawsuit

Cipro is a powerful antibiotic that has been linked to rare but serious reports of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This life-threatening allergic reaction causes a skin rash, blisters, and large sections of skin to peel off. SJS can also cause infections, blindness, organ failure, or death. 

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cipro induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with SJS, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Cipro and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

Cipro (cipprofloxacin) is sold by Bayer and it has been on the market in the U.S. since the 1980s. According to the Prescribing Information (PDF), patients on Cipro have developed severe allergic reactions after taking just one dose.

The reports include life-threatening or deadly skin rashes, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). In one case report from 1993, a 31 year-old woman developed TEN after taking Cipro for 6 days. By the time she went to the hospital, the rash covered her entire body. In 2003, researchers reported 10 more cases of Cipro-induced SJS in Sweden from 1988-2000.

FDA Warning for Nerve Damage

In August 2013, the FDA issued a Safety Communication to warn about the risk of peripheral neuropathy, a serious type of nerve damage that is associated with Cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Cipro has carried warnings about nerve damage since 2004, but the label stated that the side effect was “rare.” It did not include warnings about the rapid onset of symptoms, the high risk of long-term complications, and severely debilitating symptoms. Manufacturers are now facing several lawsuits from people who say these warnings were inadequate.

Common Side Effects of Cipro

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Changes in liver function tests
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort

Serious Side Effects of Cipro

  • Seizures
  • Central nervous system side effect — tell your doctor if you experience dizziness, hearing voices, seizures, restlessness, tremors, anxiety, nervousness, confusion, depression, trouble sleeping, nightmares, paranoia, suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin rash
  • Heart rhythm changes (QT interval prolongation, torsades de pointes)
  • Intestinal infection
  • Changes in sensation, nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Joint problems
  • And more

Do I have a Cipro Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cipro induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with SJS, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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