I have Long QT Syndrome and am being treated with betablockers. I have an infection that is being treated with Clindamycin. The doctor who prescribed the medicine thought it was okay to take and the pharmacist said so too. My EP is away right now so I can't clear it with him. I have googled Clindamycin and found that there is a link between torsades and Clindamycin. Is this drug in the same family as Erythromycin? Should I be safe and stop taking it. I have been taking it for 4 days and have 1 day left. My infection, which wasn't very bad to start with, is now gone. I have been having an increase of bradycardia and PVCs and I am a bit concerned. I don't have an ICD.
Thanks for your help.