Research shows the antibiotic known generically as azithromycin and sold under the brand names Zithromax, Zmax, and Z-Pak might cause fatal heart-related side effects. In fact, studies show that patients who take Zithromax are considerably more likely than non-antibiotic patients and patients on other antibiotics to die from heart-related injuries and other causes.
The Rottenstein Law Group, a Zithromax law firm, compassionately advocates for those who have suffered Zithromax side effects. If you or a loved one has taken Zithromax and believe it caused an injury, contact RLG for a free, confidential legal consultation immediately. We will evaluate your case and remain on the lookout for Zithromax recalls and Zithromax class action lawsuits.
What Is Zithromax and What Is It Prescribed For?
Zithromax is the brand name for the drug azithromycin. The Croatian pharmaceutical company Pliva first discovered it in the early 1980s, and later it licensed the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Inc. to sell Zithromax in the United States and elsewhere. Zithromax is indicated to treat bacterial infections including:
- Chronic pulmonary disease;
- Community-acquired pneumonia;
- Pharyngitis and tonsillitis;
- Uncomplicated skin infections;
- Urethritis and cervicitis; and
- Genital ulcer disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zithromax in July 1996, and doctors prescribe it in either oral tablets or oral suspensions. Azithromycin is one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States, with 48.5 million prescriptions sold in 2010, totaling $912.2 million in revenue.
A member of the “azalide” subclass of “macrolide” antibiotics, Zithromax works by interfering with certain bacteria’s protein creation processes. By doing this, Zithromax slows bacteria growth, which allows the body’s natural defenses to defeat them.
Zithromax Might Cause Fatal Heart-Related Side Effects
The FDA investigated whether Zithromax causes the following side effects:
- QT interval prolongation; and
- Torsades de Pointes.
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RLG’s Zithromax Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again.
The Zithromax lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who harmed you shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file a Zithromax lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. RLG will also keep you up to date on any Zithromax class action lawsuits, FDA Zithromax warnings, and Zithromax FDA recall announcements. If you have taken Zithromax and believe it harmed you, contact RLG today.