risk of tendinitis and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tendon</span>
rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>
lung transplant recipients, and
with use of concomitant steroid therapy. Physicians should advise patients, at the first sign of tendon
pain, swelling, or inflammation, to stop taking the fluoroquinolone, to avoid exercise and
use of the affected area, and
to promptly contact their doctor about changing to a non-fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drug.