A 26-year-old male asked:
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took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 wks w/ tender achilles. then 2 doses levofloxacin stopped a week ago, feel like all tendons are being destroyed. veryworried pls help?

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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
11 years experience Podiatry
Tendinitis: It is true that Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levofloxacin can cause tendinitis, especially in the Achilles tendon. They also put your tendons at risk of rupturing, so I would recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity for the newt few weeks. The tendinitis should go away in a few weeks at the most if you are treating it. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation is best!
Answered on Jan 27, 2015
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