Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Medications and Possible Tendon Problems
A great source for drug complications is http://www.drug-inquiry.com/ . Athletes should avoid if possible the antibiotic group called the fluorquinolones--Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, and Tequin to name a few. They have a fairly well documented association with tendon problems including rupture. And these problems can be temporary or permanent. Also, cortisone based drugs, like Flovent, Advair, Prednisone should not be mixed with non-steroidal drugs like motrin, aleve, feldene, etc, which can also can tendon problems. I great source of information is the Pharmacist. Always ask about the risks and contra-indications with other drugs you are taking.