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Review: could Cipro cause Tendonitis?

Summary: Tendonitis is found among people who take Cipro, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levaquin, and have Urinary tract infection. We study 5,472 people who have side effects while taking Cipro from FDA and social media. Among them, 219 have Tendonitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Tendonitis and more.

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Cipro has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 6,870 Cipro users)


Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, sinusitis, high blood cholesterol, osteopenia, urinary tract infection. (latest reports from 9,551 Tendonitis patients)

On May, 9, 2015: 5,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro. Among them, 219 people (4.00%) have Tendonitis.

Trend of Tendonitis in Cipro reports

Time on Cipro when people have Tendonitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Age of people who have Tendonitis when taking Cipro * :


Severity of Tendonitis when taking Cipro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Tendonitis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Urinary tract infection (49 people, 22.37%)
  2. Sinusitis (17 people, 7.76%)
  3. Infection (17 people, 7.76%)
  4. Hypertension (13 people, 5.94%)
  5. Pneumonia (10 people, 4.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levaquin (73 people, 33.33%)
  2. Avelox (41 people, 18.72%)
  3. Zometa (31 people, 14.16%)
  4. Toprol-xl (31 people, 14.16%)
  5. Lipitor (30 people, 13.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Experienced abdominal pain in 1990's while on Cipro, was taken off drug immediately and shortly afterward diagnosed with blood in urine but doctor nor I connected the dots. May 22, 2009 given Cipro again for UTI taken off drug after a few days due to pain in legs. Doc put me on prednisone. Got worse so went to Mayo Clinic, MRI revealed muscle damage in legs consistent with tendonosis but could not say cause. Said "if caused by Cipro there is no known cure." I now have macular degeration in both eyes, which is also bleeding condition and wonder if there could be a connection. I feel Cipro is as dangerous as the 1960's drug Thalidimide (spell?), permanent and degenerative. I would like to know where I can get help, or where there is research. Perhaps my adverse effects could help.


    Hal on Oct, 9, 2012:

    Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and fluorquinolones are dangerous in general and should be avoided. There are alternatives (doxycycline is one). This family of antibiotics has four black box warnings and should have many more. If you are seeking answers on how to deal with the many adverse reactions these harmful drugs cause, join the Facebook page "Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Group". Group is listed as Closed but just send a message to the admin and they will let you join. Or, go to my Yahoo Group board for more info Cipro-Levaquin-Floxin-Avelox


  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Cindy Russell on Jun, 21, 2012:

    female ane 54-tendonitus in foot and hip-took only for 2 days on may 15 2012


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