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Azithromycin i got prescribed for strep group c i was wondering if it is safe for your liver and heart? I saw the warning labels and was concerned.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Zithromax

Generally it is a pretty safe antibiotics.
Is it without side effects? - no. In the absence of heart disease where heart rhythm is impaired, it is a safe option. If you do have a heart arrhythmia or if you are taking medications that are known to predispose you to one and at the same time prescribed zithromax, you may need to talk to your doc about that. As far as the liver is concerned, - ok.

In brief: Zithromax

Generally it is a pretty safe antibiotics.
Is it without side effects? - no. In the absence of heart disease where heart rhythm is impaired, it is a safe option. If you do have a heart arrhythmia or if you are taking medications that are known to predispose you to one and at the same time prescribed zithromax, you may need to talk to your doc about that. As far as the liver is concerned, - ok.
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Precautions

The macrolides like azithro can cause qt prolongation and can cause arrhythmia.
It is not common but can happen, and that is a precaution more in people who are taking heart or BP meds that it can interact with. It is metabolized in the liver and can increase the level or toxicity of meds metabolized in the same place by competing with them.

In brief: Precautions

The macrolides like azithro can cause qt prolongation and can cause arrhythmia.
It is not common but can happen, and that is a precaution more in people who are taking heart or BP meds that it can interact with. It is metabolized in the liver and can increase the level or toxicity of meds metabolized in the same place by competing with them.
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