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Cipro Lawsuits: Tendon Rupture Problems

Users of the antibiotic have reported severe tendon damage and tendon ruptures associated with Cipro side effects.The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are no longer investigating Cipro Lawsuits.  The information on this page is provided for information purposes only.

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed potential Cipro lawsuits throughout the United States on behalf of users of the antibiotic who have suffered a serious and debilitating tendon injury as a result of the medication.

Cipro side effects could increase the risk of sudden tendon problems, such as:

  • Ruptured Tendons
  • Tendon Damage
  • Tendonitis

Bayer, the manufacturer of Cipro, failed to adequately warn about the potential risk of problems which could develop and this has left many users with a permanent injury.  If complete information had been provided with each prescription about the possibility of a tendon rupture, doctors and patients could have been on the look out for early signs of pain or inflammation.


Cipro (generic ciprofloxacin) is a member of the class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones.  It is prescribed to help prevent prevent infections caused by the rapid reproduction of bacteria. All fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been associated with reports of tendon rupture and inflammation which can develop suddenly after using the medications.  Other drugs in this class include:

  • Levaquin (levofloxacin)
  • Cipro and generic ciprofloxacin
  • Cipro XR (extended release ciprofloxacin)
  • Proquin XR (extended release ciprofloxacin)
  • Factive (gemifloxacin)
  • Avelox (moxifloxacin)
  • Noroxin (norfloxacin)
  • Floxin and generic ofloxacin

In July 2008, the FDA announced that they required the drug makers to place a prominent “Black Box” warning about the risk of tendon ruptures and tendonitis. They are also requiring a Medication Guide to be given to users when the prescription is filled. This requires the manufacturers to adequately describe the risk and urges users to contact their doctor if they develop signs of a tendon rupture, such as pain, swelling or inflammation.

Although the black box warning applies to all fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drugs, Cipro and Levaquin account for many of the reports of tendon damage associated with the class of drugs. The most frequently ruptured tendon involves the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf to the heel. Other tendon ruptures have been reported involving the shoulder, hand, bicep and thumb.

>>RELATED INFORMATION:  Levaquin Tendon Ruptures


Many people who are prescribed Cipro remain unaware that a tendon rupture could be caused by the antibiotic.  Potential Cipro lawsuits are being reviewed on behalf of individuals who have been diagnosed with tendon problems to determine if compensation may be available from the manufacturer.

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