Arrhythmia not a concern for elderly on macrolides

COMMON macrolide antibiotics don’t place elderly patients at increased risk of arrhythmia after all, according to a large Canadian study that concludes an FDA health warning has been overstated.

However, the finding conflicts with a recent meta-analysis associating macrolides with increased cardiac risk.

The Ontario researchers in the latest study looked at prescribing data from more than 600,000