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Medicine Cabinet Minefields

  • By Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Jan 4, 2013
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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Also known as: Cipro

This antibiotic is still used (though less so) for persistant infections. In a small percentage of users, spontaneous tendon injury, most often the Achilles, has been well documented. This can sometimes lead to a rupture. If your doctor prescribes Cipro, make sure you ask about this risk and see if there is a safer alternative that might work for you.

Remember, every medicine comes with some type of risk. Make sure you do your homework and speak to your doctor about any concerns.

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Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. is a sports medicine specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City who has run 29 marathons and finished nine Ironmans.

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