Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia
versión impresa ISSN 1699-695X
ESQUIVIAS CAMPOS, Marco Antonio; ALVAREZ GALAN, María del Carmen y MASSO OROZCO, Javier. Levofloxacin-related Achilles tendon rupture. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2009, vol.2, n.8, pp.445-447. ISSN 1699-695X.
The use of flooroquinolones and the associated risk of Achilles tendinitis is well-documented however this drug is commonly prescribed in clinical practice 1,2. We describe a case of Achilles tendinitis and subsequent tendon rupture a few days after taking levofloxacin for a respiratory infection. Early diagnosis and treatment cessation are essential for preventing the risk of tendon rupture 3,4.
Palabras clave : Tendinopathy; Levofloxacin; Adverse Effects.