Subject: tendonitis 

I took nine Levaquin in late February, suffered tendonitis, becoming increasingly severe. finally Achilles tendon ruptured. surgeon discovered considerable necrosis, which had to be scraped away, and after researching Levaquin ADRs is convinced Levaquin was, indeed, the cause. I am 74; can age be a factor in this? My doctor does not know what kind of recovery I can expect, since he has never seen a case like mine before. Have read that quinolones and other drugs are not sufficiently tested with elderly patients, who are likely to be taking a variety of other prescription drugs. I take provochol, ziac and fosoamax. Should we sufferers from ADRs keep track of other drugs that may be interacting adversely with quinolone drugs?

Last Updated 7/16/04