Azithromycin, Z-Pak, Zithromax: Study says popular antibiotic linked to deadly heart risks

A newly-released study links a popular antibiotic to deadly heart risks, especially in those with heart disease.

The study focuses on Azithromycin, which is also known as the "Z-Pak," or Zithromax.

It's used to treat bacterial infections like bronchitis and pneumonia.

Researchers say the increased odds are small but significant enough that the report's authors recommend doctors consider other antibiotics.

The study was published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine , bitly link:

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