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Using Azithromycin (Z-Pak) Increases Risk of Heart Problems

  People taking azithromycin have a 2.5-fold increased chance of heart-related death within five days of starting a Z-Pak, compared to people taking the antibiotic amoxicillin. Harvard Health Blog Heidi Godman May 24, 1012 Z-Pak users: be on the alert for heart-rhythm problems If you’ve battled bronchitis or endured an ear infection, chances are good you were prescribed the antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax), which is commonly available in a five-day dose known as the Z-Pak. But a recent study suggests that… Keep Reading

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