Common antibiotic linked to cardio events
The antibiotic clarithromycin could increase the risk of cardiac-related death, new research has revealed.
Danish researchers found a 76% increased risk of cardiac death among patients taking a seven-day treatment course of clarithromycin. The effect was most pronounced (increased more than twofold) among women
Their study, published in the BMJ, included 160,000 patients aged 40-74 taking clarithromycin, compared to groups taking roxithromycin or