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Old 07-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Scotsdale Arizona
Posts: 88
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Re: Leviquin and tendon pain

Oh my lord....that was the worst drug I had ever taken. I took it about 4 years ago. When I walked, I could actually feel my Achilles tendons pulling and hurting as if they had shrunk. I felt terrible, hurt all over and was in a nasty mood. I stopped taking it after 4 or 5 days and the side effects lasted 4 to 6 weeks. Just like there are several types of Penicillin, Leviquin is a Floxin type antibiotic, which Cipro is one of them. There were lawsuits against Cipro for tearing & rupturing tendons. I can't recall if Leviquin was included in the lawsuits, but it should have been since they have almost the same composition.