A reminder-Cipro & Running.
Due to the large number of anthrax scares, as well as the small number of actual anthrax exposures, it is important to remember that there may be complications associated with strenuous exercise, such as running, and this class of drugs. While they are prescribed far more commonly for urinary tract infections, it is their effectiveness for treating anthrax that has made Cipro a household word. Although there may be good alternatives to Cipro, including tetracyclines and penicillin-derivatives, Cipro is often the first drug of choice because it is effective against all strains of anthrax. Should the need for an antibiotic arise for any reason, be sure to discuss your exercise plans with your doctor. If your doctor chooses a fluoroquinolone drug (other drugs in this class besides Cipro include Avelox, Floxin, Levaquin, Maxaquin, Noroxin, Penetrex, Tequin, and Zagam) consider cutting back on the intensity of your training and be sure to monitor and report any orthopedic pain to your doctor.
(Southern Medicine, 1999, Vol. 92, No. 6, pp. 622-625; Therapeutische Umschau, 1998, Vol. 55, No. 9, pp. 558-561)
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|Title Annotation:||effects of Cipro and other fluoroquinolones on runners|
|Publication:||Running & FitNews|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2002|
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