Our Turkey Week edition of the Step 1 Question of the Week comes from the area of reproductive pharmacology. See if you can answer the question and then watch the video to learn the correct answer as well as the rationales for all of the options.
A 27-year-old woman presents to her primary care physician because of burning on urination that began 4 days earlier. She reports having had multiple sexual partners during the past year, but denies ever having similar symptoms. Her temperature is 98.5°F (36.9°C), blood pressure is 118/82 mm Hg, pulse is 72/min, and respiratory rate is 13/min. Physical examination of the pelvis is unremarkable, but a urine sample tests positive for leukocyte esterase and nitrite. A pregnancy test is negative. While cultures are pending, the physician decides to treat the patient with ciprofloxacin.
Which of the following adverse effects is the patient most likely to experience as a result of taking this medication?
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