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Popular Antibiotic May Increase Heart Problems

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 01, 2012
Zithromax (commonly referred to as Z Max and Z Pack), is a popular, top selling antibiotic used to treat bronchitis, as well as other common infections.   This antibiotic, ringing in a resounding $464 million dollar profit last year, takes fewer days for treatment (5 days as compared to 10 for other antibiotics) and is preferred by consumers despite the higher cost.  However, as well as the added expense, another drawback is the increased chance for sudden deadly heart problems.  A Vanderbilt University study showed that people on this antibiotic during a 14 year study were at more than double the risk of death of other patients on other antibiotics such as amoxicillin, or no antibiotic at all.  Those with the highest risk are individuals with pre-existing heart problems.Full link to story found here. If you or a family member has experienced a sudden heart attack after taking Zithromax, contact Brooks & Crowley and we will provide you with the legal expertise necessary to obtain compensation for your losses.

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