Z-Pak® Zithromax Lawsuit Information
Loncar Lyon Jenkins is currently investigating claims for individuals who have experienced serious Zithromax side effects.
Zithromax (Azithromycin) injuries and side effects
- Cardiovascular Side Effects (including heart attack)
Zithromax, also know as Z-Pak®, is an antibiotic that is a commonly prescribed for treatment of respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, tonsillitis and other bacterial infections. Zithromax is also commonly prescribed to treat ear infection, pneumonia, tonsillitis, and strep throat in patients under the age of 18.
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Zithromax (Z-Pak) Cardiovascular Death Risk
Zithromax is in a class of antibacterial medications known as macrolides, which have been known to cause abnormal heart rhythm problems.
In 2011, the FDA reviewed Zithromax and other macrolides for links to abnormal heart rhythms, including QT interval prolongation.
Following the FDA investigation, warning labels for Zithromax were updated, along with all macrolides, to advise patients and doctors of potential heart rhythm problems.
Most recently, a study, published May 17, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found patients prescribed Zithromax (Z-Pak) were more likely to die than those prescribed amoxicillin, another antibiotic. The results were especially pronounced for those who died of heart attacks, strokes, sudden cardiac death and other cardiovascular causes.
If you were prescribed Zithromax and have concerns, speak with your doctor first. Do not stop taking any medication you were prescribed without first consulting your doctor.
If you took Zithromax and suffered significant cardiac side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. Call my office today at 800-285-HURT or use the link to the right to contact us.
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