When I get sick, I assume an antibiotic will solve my problems. I’m slightly allergic to amoxicillin. Zithromax, Z-Pak (Z-Pac, I’ve seen both), Zmax, or any similar antibiotic to treat bacterial infections is my drug of choice for ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, traveler’s diarrhea, or other intestinal infections.
There are risks with any drug. You have been told that time and time again. But if you are like me, you just want to feel better and you have a history with antibiotics of doing just that.
A new study underscores that maybe we should slow our roll in racing to get Zithromax. Because the study suggests that the potential side effects are more than just theoretical and can increase the risk of heart problems and death. This gets my attention. Because I’d rather be sick than dead.