According to the New England Journal of Medicine, patients taking azithromycin (Zithromax/Z-Pak) had an increased risk of cardiovascular death compared to patients who received no antibiotics. This risk became more pronounced with patients who were already at a high baseline risk of cardiovascular disease. If you or a loved one has taken Zithromax and believe it may have caused an injury, contact The Dwyer Law Firm immediately. Our attorneys will evaluate your case and advocate for the compensation you deserve if you have suffered side effects from Zithromax.
What is Zithromax?
Zithromax (also commonly known as Z-Pak) is a commonly prescribed antibiotic medication used to treat a number of mild to moderate bacterial infections such as chronic pulmonary disease, sinusitis, minor skin infections and bladder infections. It is frequently prescribed for children under the age of 18 to treat ear infections, pneumonia, strep throat and tonsillitis.
What is the problem with Zithromax?
While Zithromax is a popular antibiotic, it has been associated with a number of serious side effects including liver failure and cardiovascular death. Antibiotics are eliminated from the body through the liver, however, due to the potency of Zithromax, it has the potential to cause liver damage and liver failure in some individuals.
If you believe you’ve been harmed by taking Zithromax, contact The Dwyer Law Firm right away Toll Free: 1+ (855) 522-3LAW (3529). Our attorneys will review your claim immediately and help you pursue a Zithromax lawsuit settlement if we believe you have a case.