Levaquin® Tendon Ruptures: Comments Welcome

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Levaquin® (levofloxacin) is a Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Antibiotic prescribed by doctors for use in the treatment of infections.

Levaquin® is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical.  On July 8, 2008, the FDA issued a Black Box Warning to inform patients of the risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture.  Cases have been reported of tendinitis and tendon rupture long after the antibiotic was stopped by the patient.

Especially those age 60 or over are at increased risk of tendonitis or tendon rupture.  The concomitant use of steroid therapy further increases the risk. 

Cases of bilateral Achilles tendon ruptures, etc., have been reported in those taking Flouroquinolones including Levaquin®, Avelox®, and Cipro®.

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