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azithromycin (ZITHROMAX, ZMAX)

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  • Antibiotics [hide all summaries]
    Antibiotics (drugs used to treat bacterial infections) are overwhelmingly misprescribed in the United States. Despite congressional hearings and numerous academic studies on this issue, it has become the general consensus that 40 to 60% of all antibiotics in this country are misprescribed. New studies continue to confirm the fact that a large proportion of antibiotic prescribing for both children and adults continues to be inappropriate.

Worst Pills, Best Pills Newsletter Articles

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  • Treatment of Bacterial Skin Infections [hide all summaries]
    (October 2016)
    Bacterial skin infections are very common, resulting in several million visits to health care professionals annually. In this article, we explain the best treatment options for different types of bacterial skin infections.
  • Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Death With Azithromycin and Levofloxacin [hide all summaries]
    (August 2012)
    We review recent evidence that azithromycin (ZITHROMAX, as in Z-PAK) and levofloxacin (LEVAQUIN), used for relatively short periods, significantly increased the risk of cardiovascular risks such as sudden cardiac death in some patients, compared to the risks in people not taking antibiotics. The overprescribing of these drugs is also discussed.
  • New Advice on Treating Sinus Infections With Antibiotics [hide all summaries]
    (August 2012)
    Learn the details of the large problem of misprescribing antibiotics for sinusitis, symptoms of the condition, limited indications for antibiotic use and alternative treatments for this very common illness.
  • Interactions With Cancer Drug Vincristine (ONCOVIN) [hide all summaries]
    (August 2010)
    The article lists 34 prescription drugs that can have harmful interactions with vincristine. Recognizing signs of toxicity from vincristine early, as described in the article, is urgent because most of the side effects are reversible when the interacting drug is stopped and the patient receives corrective treatment.
  • Digoxin Drug Interactions [hide all summaries]
    (March 2010)
    The article lists 35 different interacting drugs that can either increase blood levels of digoxin, leading to the serious problem of digitalis toxicity or decrease blood levels, causing the drug to be less effective.
  • Macrolide Antibiotic Drug Interactions [hide all summaries]
    (February 2008)
    The article discusses the adverse drug interactions between either of two widely-prescribed macrolide antibiotics, erythromycin (as in ERYTHROCIN) and clarithromycin (BIAXIN)and more than 40 other drugs that are listed in a table in the article. It also describes the nature of the adverse interactions that can occur.
  • Drug-Induced Taste Disorders [hide all summaries]
    (September 2003)
    DO NOT stop taking any of the drugs listed in the table without first consulting your physician. You should report any alteration in your sense of taste to your physician if you are taking a drug.

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