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Should I take ciprofloxacin when I will be having surgery for torn tendons in my ankle?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: I would not
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not have a good history with tendons.
Prolonged use of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been shown to lead to tendon rupture. You should check with your doctor about prophylactic antibiotics.

In brief: I would not
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not have a good history with tendons.
Prolonged use of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been shown to lead to tendon rupture. You should check with your doctor about prophylactic antibiotics.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
You need to talk to your doctor and see if there is a medical reason to take propholactic anitbiotics.

In brief: Probably not
You need to talk to your doctor and see if there is a medical reason to take propholactic anitbiotics.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is in a class of antibiotics that has been implicated in causing tendon ruptures.
Make sure you inform your surgeon.

In brief: No
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is in a class of antibiotics that has been implicated in causing tendon ruptures.
Make sure you inform your surgeon.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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2 doctors agree
In brief: No
That med has been linked to tendon rupture.

In brief: No
That med has been linked to tendon rupture.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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