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I was prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin)...Since I have been off taking it for one week, now my Achilles tendon hurts, as well as my shoulder...Is this normal?

I was prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin)...Since I have been off taking it for one week, now my Achilles tendon hurts, as well as my shoulder...Is this normal?

Maybe: Recently, fluoroquinolones (class of drug that includes ciprofloxacin) has been associated with tendinitis/tendonopathy. Best advice is to consult your prescribing md and request another antibiotic if one is still necessary. The exact mechanism of the problem remains a conundrum. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 m0s ago just finished 10 days on levaquin, now Achilles tendon problem will any other area be affected?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 m0s ago  just finished 10 days on levaquin,  now Achilles tendon problem   will any other area be affected?

Shoulder and knee: The quinolone antibiotics are associated with tendonopathies, degeneration, that may lead to frank rupture of the rotator cuff(shoulder), or infra patellar tendon(knee) as well as the achilles tendon. Please see your orthopedist s for consultation. ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon is throbbing...Off cipro (ciprofloxacin) for one week...Can't afford another doctor visit...What can I do to stop the pain?

Modalities: Heat and ice in alternation. Local massage, gentle stretching, tropicals like flexpower. Accupuncture is another consideration. Tendonopathy is usually self limited, but while hurting, limit running, cycling or other physical activities that stress or isolate the gastric/soleus complex that makes up the achilles. ...Read more

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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?

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! ...Read more

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Had Achilles tendon lengthening surgery back in may. Was given levaquin today...Have had issues with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and tendons. Should I take it?

Had Achilles tendon lengthening surgery back in may. Was given levaquin today...Have had issues with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and tendons. Should I take it?

No: You should have informed the prescriber of your tendon issues, call them and inform them, i would imagine they would change your prescription as there are other options. ...Read more

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I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) a year ago and ever since had periodic Achilles pain. (both feet) now it has increased as sharp pain more often. Could this be tears?

I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) a year ago and ever since had periodic Achilles pain. (both feet)  now it has increased as sharp pain more often. Could this be tears?

Most likely yes?: As of 2011 the fda has added two black box warnings for this drug in reference to spontaneous tendon ruptures.Tendonitis and other forms of tendon damage may manifest during fluoroquinolone therapy, and long after it had been discontinued. ...Read more

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Have had mild intermittent Achilles tendonitis on one leg. Now on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Any way to avoid an exacerbation? Thanks.

Have had mild intermittent Achilles tendonitis on one leg.  Now on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Any way to avoid an exacerbation? Thanks.

Stretching: Frequent stretching of the tendon is helpful. There is some concerns with quinalones and tendon ruptures. You might be better off with a different antibiotic if you have an infection. ...Read more

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What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

Several things: You will have trouble pointing your toes to the floor. The back of your foot will be swollen and painful. ...Read more

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Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more