of these drugs have been seen including tendon tears. In fact I had an elderly patient, a retired physician who developed spontaneous rupture of BOTH Achilles Tendons from taking these drugs. Here is the link to an article about aortic aneurysms. These antibiotics can be life saving and should be used when necessary. But, when not necessary they should be avoided. This is just another example of the full side effects profile of a drug not becoming known until after it is in common use. And another example of the tenet that maximizing health through lifestyle and minimizing drug use should be the rule for everyone.