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2013 Alleged Zithromax Arrhythmia and Sudden Death Cases Update: Canadian Health Officials Issue Warning
Date:5/24/2013

on, which appears to be low.

“The drug labels for clarithromycin and erythromycin also contain information about QT interval prolongation in the WARNINGS section. FDA is in the process of updating risk information in the drug labels for additional macrolide antibacterial drugs.”

The FDA also recommended that patients who are taking azithromycin should not stop taking their medicine without talking to their health care professional and that physicians “should be aware of the potential for QT interval prolongation and heart arrhythmias when prescribing or administering macrolides.”

“In its Safety Information Report the FDA also encouraged patients and health care professionals to report adverse events or side effects caused by the use of these medications to the agency,” said Resource4thePeople.

“While the FDA is fulfilling its role of monitoring the safety of drugs such as Zithromax we are responding to reports from patients who are seeking information about what their legal rights may be and we are committed to providing that information on a case-by-case basis.”

The New England Journal of Medicine study*** included research compiled from information accumulated from about 350,000 patients who were treated with azithromycin over a 15-year period and concluded that these patients were one and a half times more likely to suffer cardiovascular sudden death than patients treated with other antibiotics.

Antibiotics are among the most prescribed medications and azithromycin is most commonly chosen by doctors to treat a variety of bacterial infections.

One of the factors that made Zithromax so popular was the fact that it could be taken as a five-day treatment while most other antibiotics are prescribed to be taken over a 10-day treatment plan.

“The fact that there were so many individuals included in this massive research study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine study and that the FDA is now revi
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