Ciprofloxacin-associated bilateral acute achilles tendinitis

Y. Mirovsky*, L. Pollak, A. Arlazoroff, N. Halperin

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Bilateral achilles tendinitis developed in a 40-year-old man following treatment with Ciprofloxacin, 500 mg twice a day, for prostatitis. The signs of tendinitis resolved 6 weeks after cessation of the drug. In recent years very few cases of this rare complication have been reported. In some cases it results in a torn achilles tendon. If diagnosed early, complete recovery usually follows about 6 weeks after cessation of the drug.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-471+535
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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