I have a question for the medically knowledgable here, but it is a question about mechanism, not asking for medical advice, so I think GQ is still OK for it.
I sometimes take Cipro or Levaquin for bladder infections (I get serious ones A LOT because of my disability), and the info about those drugs on the web puzzles me.
HOW do they (or any other drug) have a propensity to sometimes cause tendon rupture as a side effect?? Or, to phrase it differently, how is it possible to rot through a tendon with any drugs? I thought they basically just attached your muscles to your bones. I know you can get tendonitis from overexercising so obviously they are living tissue, but I am really puzzled what is going on when a drug causes tendon rupture.