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Can I suffer tendon tear from taking ofloxacin?

If you take ofloxacin, you might have pain, swelling, inflammation or even a tear in your tendons (the tissues that connect your muscles to your bones). This can happen in your ankle, hands, shoulders or other areas. You are more likely to have this happen if you are over 60, have had a kidney, heart or lung transplant, or are taking steroids.

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