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Zithromax and risk of cardiovascular death

20. September 2012

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This past May, the FDA notified healthcare professionals that it is aware of the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (May 17) reporting a small increase in cardiovascular deaths and in the risk of death from any cause in persons treated with a 5-day course of azithromycin (Zithromax) compared to persons treated […]

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Azithromycin associated with cardiovascular death

10. July 2012

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Azithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic, had previously been thought to be relatively free of cardiotoxic effects. In a new review of azithromycin, however, the authors cited at least 20 reports submitted to the FDA relative to azithromycin-associated prolongation of QT syndrome, torsades de pointes and ventricular tachycardia. Two other drugs in this class, erythromycin and clarithromycin, […]

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