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Proquin XR Warnings and Precautions

Before starting treatment with Proquin XR, tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions, such as kidney disease, tendon problems, or epilepsy. Other warnings and precautions for Proquin XR relate to things like sun sensitivity and the safety of taking this drug if you have diabetes. People who are allergic to Cipro, Cipro XR, or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics should avoid Proquin XR.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Proquin® XR (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride) if you have:
  • Tendon problems
  • Rheumatoid arthritis or other joint problems
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Nerve problems
  • A history of seizures or epilepsy
  • An irregular heartbeat or a heart rhythm problem known as QT prolongation, or have family members with these problems
  • Low potassium levels in the blood
  • Cerebral arteriosclerosis (hardening and thickening of the arteries of the brain)
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • Myasthenia gravis.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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