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"Azthromycin and risk of Cardiovascular Death
published in the New England journal of medicine May 17, 2012
This is important to know about because Azithromycin is part of a large class of commonly used antibiotics called Macrolides.
Azthromycin ( Zithromax, Z max )
clarthromycin ( Biaxin )
erthromycin ( Eryc, ery-tabs )
erythromycin ethel succinate
fidaxomicin ( Dificid )
This article was reported that during 5 days of azithromycin that here was a small absolute increase in cardiovascular deaths when compared to people who took no antibiotics or penicillin.
This class of antibiotics includes a caution in their prescribing information that it has the potential to effect electrical conduction in the heart in people with preexisting heart disease .
This article supports the idea of being cautious when taking any new medication , even antibiotics, if you have known heart disease.
Have Fun , be Smart and make sure study any new medications and how it may effect your individual health situation. Read the package insert and discuss anything that is not clear with your doctor or pharmacist.