Researchers warn of fatal drug reaction involving erythromycin

09/8/2004 | Reuters

Researchers say use of the antibiotic erythromycin in combination with other drugs can dramatically increase the risk of fatal heart problems. An analysis of 1,476 sudden-death cases found a fivefold increase in the danger of heart attack among people taking erythromycin and other drugs. The study also found that even if used alone, the attack risk is doubled.

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