Z-Packs causing concerns: could have fatal side effects

A commonly used antibiotic is causing concerns over a potentially fatal side effects.

Zithromax, or Z-Pack as it is more commonly known, has a new risk for people with heart disease.

A new study shows that Z-Packs could cause chances of sudden death in people who are at risk for heart disease.

Researchers found that patients using Z-Packs who were prone to heart problems were two-and-a-half times more likely to die from a Cardiovascular cause.

Dr. Nissen, with the Cleveland Clinic said,"I would say that physicians and patients in particular if they have heart disease should be cautious about taking Zithromax."

The medicine is marketed by Fizer, and the drug company said it will review the new study because patients health is the most important thing.

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