FDA issues warning on use of azithromycin

03/13/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) · Reuters

The FDA issued a warning that the antibiotic azithromycin, marketed as Zithromax or Zmax, could cause potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm in some patients. The agency said at-risk patients include those with a slower-than-normal heartbeat, with potassium or magnesium deficiencies, and those using medications to treat existing heart arrhythmia.

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