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How big is the tendon risk of levofloxacin. i play racquetball 5 days a week?

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Dr. John Baddley answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

It is a very low risk, especially is you are taking a short course of levofloxacin. The risk is increased in children.

Answered Apr 11, 2014

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Dr. Daniel Farber answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

There is an association between the quinolone medications (most commonly ciprofloxacin) and Achilles rupture but it is not understood why this happens. We do not have a way of knowing who is at increased risk in this setting. You can still participate in sports but be cautious at the first signs of any unusual pain in the Achilles area and modify activity and/or discontinue the drug if noted.

Answered Feb 18, 2015

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