Important Info on Tendon Problems With Cipro XR
Who Is at Risk?Tendon rupture can occur in anyone who takes Cipro XR. However, some people appear to have a higher risk than others. This includes people who:
- Are over 60 years of age
- Take corticosteroid medications (see Cipro XR Drug Interactions)
- Have had kidney, heart, or lung transplants
- Engage in strenuous physical activity
- Have kidney failure (renal failure)
- Have a history of tendon problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
However, tendon problems have also been reported in people who did not seem to have any of these risks.
Signs of Tendon Problems With Cipro XRIf you are taking Cipro XR or other quinolones, watch for any signs of tendonitis or tendon rupture, including:
- Tendon pain, swelling, or inflammation
- A snapping or popping sound, followed by sharp pain in a tendon area
- Immediate bruising after an injury to a tendon area
- Difficulty moving joints or walking.
Most tendon problems with fluoroquinolones, including Cipro XR, occur about eight days after starting treatment. However, problems can happen as early as within two hours after the first dose, or as late as six months after treatment has stopped.