Worst Pills, Best Pills

An expert, independent second opinion on more than 1,800 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and supplements

ciprofloxacin (CIPRO, CIPRO XR)


Search results below include Disease and Drug Family Information where your selected drug is a secondary subject of discussion.

Depression: When are Drugs Called For And Which Ones Should You Use?
Ironically, one of the kinds of depression that should not be treated with drugs is depression caused by other kinds of drugs. If someone is depressed and the depression started after beginning a new drug, it may well be drug-caused. Commonly used drugs known to cause depression include the following:


A comprehensive review of the safety and effectiveness of this drug. If the drug is not a Do Not Use product, information on adverse effects, drug interactions and how to use the medication are included.
Search results below include Drug and Dietary Supplement Profiles where your selected drug is a secondary subject of discussion.

moxifloxacin (AVELOX)
  • We list theses drugs as Do Not Use drugs because they are no more effective than similar drugs and cause irregular heartbeat.
gemifloxacin (FACTIVE)
  • We list this drug as a Do Not Use drug because it causes severe rashes and may cause irregular heartbeat and liver damage.


Search results below include Worst Pills, Best Pills Newsletter Articles where your selected drug is a secondary subject of discussion.

New Research Finds Increased Water Intake Helps Prevent Recurrent Bladder Infections, Reduces Use of Antibiotics in Premenopausal Women
April 2019
Many women are plagued by frequent bladder infections, and use of antibiotics to treat bladder infections comprises a major proportion of antibiotic use around the globe. Read about new research showing that increased water intake in women markedly reduces the frequency of bladder infections and the need for antibiotics.
Risk of Sudden Death With Some Hypertension Drug-Antibiotic Combinations
June 2015
Find out which commonly used antibiotic can increase your risk of sudden death if it is combined with either an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), which are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S.
Combining Diabetes Drugs With Certain Antibiotics May Cause Dangerous Drops in Blood Sugar Levels
November 2014
Serious adverse reactions often occur when different drugs are taken together. Find out which antibiotics diabetic patients taking glipizide (GLUCOTROL, GLUCOTROL XL) or glyburide (DIABETA, GLUCOVANCE, GLYNASE) should avoid because of an increased risk of life-threatening drops in blood sugar levels.
Inadvertent Adverse Reactions With Commonly Used Drugs
January 2012
Find out how to prevent emergency hospitalizations from two commonly used drugs, warfarin (COUMADIN) and clopidogrel (PLAVIX). There are approximately 33,000 emergency hospitalizations a year from warfarin alone. This article includes a list of more than 50 drugs that can have harmful interactions with warfarin and/or clopidogrel.
Drug Interactions 101
November 2007
This month marks the beginning of an important addition to every issue of Worst Pills, Best Pills News concerning drug interactions. The articles are being written by one of the world’s top authorities on interactions, Dr. Philip Hansten of the University of Washington. This introductory article explains how to understand different types of interactions and every month, starting now, there will be a specific article on the adverse interaction of the month.