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A 50-year-old male asked:

can levofloxacin induced tendinitis last permanently? (after 14 months i still have not recovered. pain comes and goes in weeks intervals)

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Treatment: Make sure you are receiving treatment for the tendinitis and not just counting stopping the f\drug to eliminate the problem.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Difficult to answer: Unfortunately this is overall a rather uncommon adverse effect and isn't monitored particularly vigorous - the full achilles tendon ruptures are more so related to their more severe presentation(s). It is often reported to last weeks to months, even on biopsy related reports. I'm sure it follows that it wouldn't be impossible for some residual issues to remain for prolonged periods of times.

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