Z-Pak News

Zithromax side effects make top 10 heart health stories of 2013

January 14th, 2014

The discovery of Zithromax (Z-pak) side effects was the number 3 heart health story of 2013, as chosen by readers of everydayhealth.com. The Food and Drug Administration warned in March 2013 that the popular antibiotic could cause potentially fatal arrhythmias in otherwise healthy patients. More »

Antibiotic market restricts alternatives to Zithromax

December 2nd, 2013

A recent Frontline investigation by the PBS network highlights the lack of new research into antibiotics. Because antibiotics are only prescribed for a short amount of time, few companies research to create better ones, leaving those like Pfizer’s Zithromax to control the market. More »

4-year old making rare Stevens Johnson Syndrome recovery

November 22nd, 2013

A 4-year old girl who developed a potentially fatal allergic reaction known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome is making a miraculous a rare recovery. Emma Miller developed the serious condition after being given an over-the-counter painkiller to treat a fever. More »

Miss Mississippi contestant survives Stevens Johnson Syndrome

November 12th, 2013

Miss Mississippi beauty pageant contestant Kennitra Thompson has made a near-full recovery from the life-threatening illness Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). Thompson first noticed symptoms of SJS in March, when she developed swollen lips and sores severe enough to require hospitalization. More »

Liver failure warning added to Zithromax label

October 28th, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Warnings and Precautions, Contraindications, and Adverse Reactions sections of the labeling for Zithromax were updated in January 2011, to include liver failure. The drug, commonly referred to as “Z-Pak,” has been on the market since 1998. More »

South Korea halts sales of Zithromax for at least 3 months

October 15th, 2013

South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has suspended the sale of Pfizer’s antibiotic Zithromax, commonly known as Z-Pak, for at least three months. The health agency issued the suspension due to inaccurate dosage instructions, which could lead to severe side effects. More »

Zithromax (Z-Pak) linked to liver failure and other serious complications

October 3rd, 2013

Hissey Kientz LLP is announcing a new practice area for individuals suffering from severe liver side effects and other complications after taking Zithromax, more commonly known as Z-Pak. Zithromax is a popular antibiotic manufactured by Pfizer and prescribed for treatment of mild to moderate infections. More »

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