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Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness

Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects. Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a new study suggests. “Physicians need to be made aware of this newly described dangerous interaction and consider alternative antibiotics to prevent toxicity that could be life-threatening,” said expert Dr. Kevin Marzo, chief of cardiology at Winthrop-University Hospital in...

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