A 32-year-old member asked:
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what do you recommend if i had a fib and was cardioverted and on rythmol (propafenone). family doctor gave me azithromycin. is it ok to take together?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Good question!: Thank you for being alert and asking this question! You should NOT take these 2 drugs together because of the risk of QT prolongation which can lead to Torsades de pointes tachycardia, a dangerous rhythm disturbance. Call your doctor and ask to be switched to a different antibiotic. Do not take the Azithromycin.
Answered on May 19, 2014

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