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.
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.