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Years After Anthrax Attacks, Cipro Side Effects Linger

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A victim of Cipro tendon injuries recently told his story to The Wall Street Journal. John Angell, once staff director for Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) now walks with a cane because of the damage Cipro did to his Achilles tendons.

Cipro became widely known when it was used to treat and prevent anthrax infections in people exposed to the virus as a result of the 2001 mail attacks. While not diagnosed with anthrax, like hundreds of other people, Angell took a course of Cipro to prevent infection. He told The Wall Street Journal that a few days later, he felt pain in both his Achilles tendons. A week after that, the pain had grown so bad that he talked to a doctor, who switched him to another antibiotic.

Angell’s Cipro injury was so bad, that he became all but immobile for a time. He had to undergo rehab, and missed a great deal of work. He had to give up his staff director position, and now holds a much less senior job. Even today, Angell still walks with a cane and can’t hike or play tennis the way he used to.

Cipro belongs to the antibiotic group known as fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones are known to carry a number of risks. These include liver problems and tendon damage. Last month, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked the manufacturers of Cipro and other fluorquinolones to add a black box warning to the drugs’ labels about their association with tendon damage. The FDA said the risk of tendon damage was greatest for those over age 60, those on concomitant steroid therapy, and kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients. The ruptures generally related to the use of fluoroquinolones involve the Achilles tendon as well as ruptures of the shoulder, hand, biceps, and thumbs.

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