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Who should not take ciprofloxacin HCl?

People who have had asthma, epilepsy or other seizure disorders, kidney problems or liver problems will need to exercise extreme caution when taking ciprofloxacin. Do not take ciprofloxacin if you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant or are breastfeeding, since the effects are not known. If you are allergic to quinolone antibiotics, do not take ciprofloxacin.

Because ciprofloxacin and similar drugs may cause serious side effects affecting the muscles, tendons, joints and nervous system, the FDA has recommended that they be used for common infections (such as bronchitis, sinusitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections) only when there are no other good treatment options. 
 

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