Interventional Cardiology Expert Forum
erythromicin, heart failure link
About This Forum:

Questions in the Interventional Cardiology forum are answered by medical professionals affiliated with the Truman Medical Center. Topics covered include acute coronary syndrome, angina , atrial fibrillation , cardiac catheterization , cardiomyopathy , drug abuse & cardiac disease, echocardiography , heart failure , hypertension & heart disease , lipid management , minorities and heart disease, peripheral vascular disease prevention, valvular heart disease , women’s heart health, and the warning signs of a heart attack.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

erythromicin, heart failure link

i have been pescribed erythromicin five times this year, and im now on it for the sixth time for dental abcess (abscess) as im allergic to pennicillin (penicillin). i have heard that there is a link between erythromicin and heart failure , heart attack, and sudden death. now im really worried and wondering whether to stop taking my erythromicin, im on 250 mls four times a day, im 41 and i dont smoke or drink. is this link rare or should i be worried?
Related Discussions
290386_tn?1193630481
All drugs including Erythromycin have some side effects, particularly interaction with other drugs metabolized through the same pathway. Have your pharmacist and physician review all your medications for possible interactions
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank