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FDA Issues Heart Warning for Popular Antibiotic

News reports have been released discussing a recent warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration today regarding the use of a common antibiotic. The specific drug is called Azithromycin and is sold under a few different names including Z-Pak and Zithromax.

This specific drug is used to treat a large number of infections within a person, however researchers have found a frightening link between this product and heart complications. The FDA in their statement claims that this product can lead to abnormal rhythms in the heart that can have fatal results.

According to the FDA, the patients who use these two prescriptions are most at risk if they already are suffering from lower levels of magnesium or potassium in their blood levels; also those who may already experience a slower heart rate. If a person is already on a medication that addresses their abnormal heart beats, they too could be at risk if they are on either Z-Pak or Zithromax.

A spokesperson for the company claims that though they are updating their label warnings on their products, the majority of consumers should not be affected by the drugs they are already taking.

If you are currently being treated for infections in your ear, lung, sinus, skin and throat or a reproductive organ and you are aware of your ongoing health problems as stated above, see your physician immediately. In the event that you are suffering more from this product, or you have lost a loved one due to this product not being property labeled, contact the Whitley Law Firm today for the legal representation you deserve.

No person deserves to suffer at the hands of another company’s faulty products, which is why we are committed to help you fight for compensation. Contact us today for a trusted Raleigh personal injury lawyer!