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My uncle has been put on Ciproflaxocin (a fluoroquinolone antibiotic) multiple times over the past 4 years. He is now experiencing fluoroquinolone-associated tendinopathy. From what I am hearing he is losing fingers, and has had tendons dissolve in his shoulders, hips and ankles as well. From what I have read, doctors are not well aware of this side-effect. Some studies find the adverse reaction to be as common as about every 3 in 1000 persons. Many recover after cessation of the treatment, but if the reaction is not recognized as a side effect and you continue taking it you may experience serious consequences like my uncle.<br><br>
Ooh, we found out my mother has been put on this recently too. She stopped taking it immediately.
 

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so sorry to hear this, and good info to know. cipro is hardcore sh*t, isn't it?
 

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So sorry to hear about your uncle. They tried give Cipro to DD when she was 4 months old and again at 8 months for resistant bacteria. After reading some of the info out there, we refused to give it to her. The other abx was much less convenient (required IV) but was much safer. I couldn't believe how hard they were pushing the cipro, much less in a baby that small. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Thanks for sharing this!
 
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