New Warnings About Antibiotics and Heart Rhythm Concerns

The FDA warns that the medication azithromycin may pose a risk to certains types of heart patients

If you have a heart condition known as prolonged QT interval, and you are prescribed antibiotics for a respiratory infection or other condition, you should discuss this course of treatment with your cardiologist. Thats because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that azithromycin can cause abnormal changes in the hearts electrical patterns, such as prolonging the QT interval. The result can be a dangerous arrhythmia.
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