FDA warns “Z-pack” (azithromycin) Antibiotics Could Lead to DEADLY HEART RHYTHMS for Some

Azithromycin, a commonly-prescribed antibiotic, may trigger a potentially deadly irregular heart rhythm for some patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Tuesday. The antibiotic that’s sold as Zithromax, Zmax or sometimes referred to as a “Z-Pack” is prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or ear infections. The FDA is warning the public that the pills can cause abnormal changes in the … Continue reading FDA warns “Z-pack” (azithromycin) Antibiotics Could Lead to DEADLY HEART RHYTHMS for Some

Antibiotics in Childhood Have Been Linked to an Increased Risk of Mental Illness

Hospitalization for an infection might leave you at greater risk for mental illness, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which draws on data from youth in Denmark up to the age of 17 years. The authors also found that antibiotic use was associated with even higher risk for mental illness. This connection is thought to be, in part, because antibiotics affect bacteria in the … Continue reading Antibiotics in Childhood Have Been Linked to an Increased Risk of Mental Illness

FDA Says Certain Antibiotics Could Rupture Main Artery

They’re certain antibiotics, known as fluoroquinolones. Popular brand names include Avelox, Cipro, and Levaquin. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says these antibiotics “can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body,” the aorta. The FDA says these ruptures “can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death.” The FDA is requiring drug makers to add … Continue reading FDA Says Certain Antibiotics Could Rupture Main Artery