Cipro, manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, is a synthetic flurorquinolone antibiotic administered to treat over ten different types of bacterial and other infections, including E. coli, pneumonia and other lower respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, prostatitis, and sexually transmitted diseases. Bayer first introduced Cipro to the market over 20 years ago. Recently, however, patients taking Cipro have reported suffering tendon ruptures in the hands, shoulders, and heels. In 2005, the FDA required Bayer to include a warning label on Cipro packaging informing consumers of an increased risk of tendon ruptures associated with taking the drug. Recent studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) also indicate that Cipro may cause joint damage in children. If you or a loved one has experienced tendon or joint damage after taking Cipro, contact the product liability attorneys at Robert B. Sykes Associates, P.C. to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other losses that resulted from taking Cipro.