Macrolide Antibiotics: Safe for the Heart?
It was previously unknown whether macrolide antibiotics increased the risks of heart arrhythmia, a serious heart rhythm disturbance that can lead to death. New research is now bringing more clarity to this issue.
FDA Sounds Heart Alarm on Popular Antibiotic
A common treatment for bronchitis, strep throat, pneumonia and earaches, azithromycin may also cause a deadly reaction in some patients, according to a new FDA warning.
Azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax) and the Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax) can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that may lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm.
'Z-Pack' Linked to Heart Risk
A common antibiotic appears to be linked to an elevated risk of cardiovascular death within the first five days of taking the medication. Though the complication is rare, researchers said the finding is important.