Combining statins with some antibiotics may raise kidney damage risk

06/18/2013 | HealthDay News

Researchers looked at data from more than 144,000 statin users and found that those who took clarithromycin or erythromycin were 26% more likely to develop kidney damage than those who took azithromycin. Taking clarithromycin or erythromycin with statins was also associated with a slightly higher risk of hospitalization for muscle damage and death, compared with the group taking azithromycin. The study appears in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Health Care Exchange Account Manager
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA
Director, Health Plan Claims Operations
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
Stop Loss Sales Executive
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Boston, MA
Field Representative-Oklahoma and Kansas
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Vice President, Idaho Regional Director
PacificSource
Boise, ID