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  • telithromycin (KETEK)
    We list this drug as a Do Not Use drug because it is no more effective than other antibiotics and causes irregular heartbeat.

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  • Often-Misused Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Pose Serious Risks [hide all summaries]
    (October 2015)
    Fluoroquinolones are the biggest-selling and most overprescribed classes of antibiotics in the U.S. Learn why Public Citizen's Health Research Group designates two of the five available fluoroquinolones as Do Not Use and why the other three should be used only in limited circumstances.
  • Calcium Channel Blockers Plus Most Macrolide Antibiotics: A Dangerous Combination [hide all summaries]
    (April 2014)
    Learn about new evidence demonstrating the dangers of combining calcium channel blockers, a widely used class of drugs for treating high blood pressure, with the commonly used macrolide antibiotic clarithromycin and other related antibiotics. Also find out which macrolide antibiotic does not have this dangerous interaction with calcium channel blockers.
  • A Review of Ranolazine (RANEXA) For Chronic Chest Pain [hide all summaries]
    (March 2007)
    Although the FDA medical officer in charge of reviewing ranolazine recommended that ranolazine's professional product labeling display a black box warning about potential disruption in the heart's electrical cycle, the drug does not have a black box warning.
  • Adverse Drug Reactions Cause 1.4 Million Emergency Room Visits in 2004 and 2005 [hide all summaries]
    (January 2007)
    An estimated 701,547 patients were treated for adverse drug reactions in emergency rooms each year in 2004 and 2005, totaling 1.4 million visits to the emergency room. Of these, an estimated 117,318 patients were hospitalized each year. According to the study. 18 drugs were each, either independently or in combination with other drugs, implicated in one percent or more of the estimated adverse drug events. These drugs are listed in the table that accompanies this article along with the annual estimates of adverse drug events.
  • FDA Issues Public Health Advisory About Liver Toxicity with the Antibiotic Telithromycin (KETEK) [hide all summaries]
    (March 2006)
    There is no reason to take telithromycin.(KETEK) There are safer and equally effective antibiotics available that are approved to treat the same illnesses. If you or a family member experience the symptoms of potential liver toxicity listed in the article, contact the prescriber immediately. Do not stop taking this antibiotic without an urgent call to your physician so you can be placed on a different, safer antibiotic.
  • A Review of New Antibiotic Telithromycin (KETEK) [hide all summaries]
    (June 2004)
    Telithromycin (KETEK) has shown to be no more effective than other antibiotics: amoxicillin, cefuroxime, clarithromycin, and trovafloxacin.

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