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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.
Antibiotic Tied to Slightly Higher Heart Attack Risk
While some antibiotics may cure a bacterial infection, they also may be linked to less desirable health effects.
Antibiotics May Trigger Blood Sugar Swings
Fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed to treat urinary tract infections and other illnesses. Recently, these antibiotics have been shown to cause potentially harmful side effects.
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.
Gonorrhea Rates Way Up in England **bob**
The bugs are fighting back: a certain STD strain has increased resistance to common drug treatments across England and Wales.
'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.
Women's Race may Determine Dosages
If a pregnant woman needs azithromycin , a common antibiotic for various infections, her dosage amount may be determined by her race.
Vitamin D Won't Ward Off COPD Symptoms
It's turns out that the suspected link between low levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of sudden symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) simply isn't true.