I would say the chance that it would work is risky. If its left over after the infection, it shouldn't be you should have taken all of them at the time. And if you have less then enough to do a full course its not a good idea to take them anyway. I've been told by a pharmacist that the medication wouldn't be dangerous to use but would be less effective. Urinary tract infections lead to bladder infections which lead to kidney infections. Lose your kidneys and you're on dialysis then death. Wouldn't risk it - get the prescription filled for the Cipro and ditch the expired ones. That doesn't say much to the thousands of folks blessed with kidney transplants!!! I've been on dialysis and received a kidney, and that was over fifteen years ago and I'm still doing great.. You would want to go through all that just by taking an expired prescription? Gareth Gillespie and Sarah Baggot highlight the risk of tendon ruptures as a complication of ciprofloxacin The antibiotic ciprofloxacin is widely used in Singapore and Hong Kong – but while its uses are well-known, a rare but well-established complication, tendon rupture, is less so. MPS has recently handled a number of cases in Singapore where a patient has suffered tendon rupture after taking ciprofloxacin, yet the prescribing doctor was unaware of this complication. Our aim is not so much to influence clinical judgment about appropriate antibiotic use but to increase awareness, so that doctors and patients are better informed during the consent process. The complication, although not very common, is more widely known in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States; this article explores the available literature to highlight the complication’s symptoms and signs, patient risk factors, and the likelihood of it occurring. Ciprofloxacin is part of a group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics and is used to treat respiratory, urinary tract, gastrointestinal and abdominal infections. Fluoroquinolone-associated tendinopathy was first reported in 1983, when a 56-year-old renal transplant patient who was taking norfloxacin for a urinary tract infection with septicemia, developed Achilles tendinopathy. Although norfloxacin, ofloxacin, pfloxacin and levofloxacin have been linked to tendon injuries, a study published in 2000 concluded that ciprofloxacin was the most common fluoroquinolone in such cases, appearing in 90% of them.
Published Onlinehttps//doi.org/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13020033. To the Editor Ciprofloxacin is a broad-spectrum, bactericidal antibiotic of the. I started taking an expired cipro from 04/2015 last night because I knew for sure I have a UTI. I get them at least every 2 years which leads to a.