Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    cipro and triceps tendon rupture
    avatar
    alapii posted:
    I took a course of cipro in early may 2010. Seven weeks later I suffered a ruptured triceps tendon. how long after taking cipro can a tendon be subject to rupture?
    Reply
     
    avatar
    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Yikes.

    One of the warnings about Cipro is that of an increased risk of tendon rupture. I am sorry to hear it happened to you.

    I haven't seen a direct scientific mention in the literature available online (though admittedly I haven't dug deeply) about how long the tendon rupture risk exists. I know that my doctor has told me 6-12 weeks after Cipro you can still have adverse events related to taking it.
    ~Louise


    Helpful Tips

    Hydration and the HeatExpert
    Keep in mind with the warmer weather upon us, that our bodies will take some time to adapt to the temperature changes. Our bodies adapt ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    26 of 36 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Sports Medicine Center