Zithromax may raise risk of sudden death
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
- Duration 2:52
- Date May 27, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
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Also have a pretty -- struggling warning for people take antibiotics while there's a new study found that -- -- Max.
That they say it suddenly increases that the potential of sudden death and this is -- are you kidding me doctor -- what's this about.
Well -- and his 55 million prescriptions written every year for resist arrest was a throw myself and the truth is we're over prescribing to were prescribed and -- for every cold for every virus we shouldn't be doing that.
So this is a wake up call for not over prescribing antibiotics.
On the other hand though this study which looked -- over 350000.
-- the truth -- and women rather men and women the truth there's.
That it only shows.
You go from.
The chances of dying from this from three -- per million up to six -- millions or even though that's double it's still very very rare and it only affects.
People that -- heart disease people with diabetes people with high risk so I believe that this antibiotic is very safe I believe.
Almost all of the time I can prescribe it safely but it is a reminder to me that I may be overprescribed while they have just have -- -- -- well what do you know we've had these -- -- -- that I'll let you -- Well because it's a sudden death of a sudden you're gonna stop breathing let me let me.
Please clarify this truth is everything it takes the truth -- it's not actually noon news because it's part of a group of antibiotics.
That can occasionally.
Very rarely cause a heart arrhythmia in very very rare situations with people who are already at -- so what can.
Happened after -- I actually the wanted to record marks of their little twist to it this is a great study that was published in New England Journal medicine did look at -- big volume.
Over fourteen years.
And what they're saying is that he can increase the risk of southern.
Heart attack by threefold at every H all comers in that 350000.
People that they look that -- what you want and now we also know we just talked about sinus infection.
A week ago that only 2% of them as a result of bacterial infection most of whom I admire so I think that there's 55 million prescriptions for zee pac.
He's being overprescribed we're doing it did too -- and talk to deduct especially if -- this your heart disease.
You want to use other medications such as maybe a Marxist and that may be safer safer -- medical which they look at and that's -- that's so important what.
You just -- about it because.
It sounds to me like you should ask your doctor is it viral or bacterial because viral will not respond to this antibiotic.
And there are alternatives if you have heart disease you should definitely tell you don't.
Simple question Jamie we've talked about this many times in the past ask -- -- do what I really need this just that simple question what prison -- communication would conductor.
I -- save you from some of the side effects.
Right that is so important yet but I did what I take from this question a doctor sometimes.
Absolutely make him take the but I don't want anyone to be scared of they're still a safe -- -- that's why am push for an answer because sudden death it's not too good something week.