A 2012 study found Zithromax may increase the risk of death, especially in those with existing heart problems, compared with those on other antibiotics.
Azithromycin (including Zithromax and others) is a widely used antibiotic that has been on the worldwide market since the 1980s. U.S. sales last year totaled $464 million, according to IMS Health, a health care information and services company.
Anapol Schwartz is now investigating claims against the manufacturer as a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests Zithromax may carry serious heart risks and boost the risk of death compared to another or no antibiotic. The highest risks in Zithromax patients with existing heart problems.
The New England Journal of Medicine study was based on an examination of patient records from 1992 to 2006. A second study was done by the researchers at Vanderbilt University and compared about 348,000 prescriptions of azithromycin to millions of records from people who were not treated with any antibiotics or who received amoxicillin.
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