Posted on September 10, 2012 with 1 CommentSo, I know a thing or two about tendon rupture, and I know that I did take Cipro while traveling a few months before I ruptured my Achilles tendon. I have heard of links between the two before, but just came across this article in the NY Times today and think it bears mentioning in a post. The message here is that everyone should be extra careful to only take antibiotics if absolutely necessary. I have also read that it takes the healthy bacteria in your digestive system about 4 years to recover from one dose of antibiotics. Another reason to think twice before taking them! Just my un-professional two cents, please always consult a health professional when drugs are involved. Or ruptures. In which case I highly recommend Dr. Eugene Pepper Toomey in Seattle. He's the man!