Ciprofloxacin

by Cathy Parkes May 04, 2020

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat UTIs. A unique side effect of this medication is "achilles tendon rupture". HINT: If you take CIPRO, you might SLIP due to your achilles tendon rupturing.


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by Cathy Parkes August 05, 2020

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by Cathy Parkes August 03, 2020

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