Zithromax (Azithromycin) Z-Pak Side Effects Lawsuit
The Attorneys of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. are currently pursuing potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced serious Zithromax side effects.
Zithromax (Azithromycin) serious side effects may include:
- Cardiovascular Side Effects
- Liver Failure
- Pyloric Stenosis
- Sudden Cardiac Related Death
- Zithromax child death
Zithromax, also know as Z-Pak, is an antibiotic that is a commonly prescribed for treatment of respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, tonsillitis and other bacterial infections. Zithromax is also commonly prescribed to treat ear infection, pneumonia, tonsillitis, and strep throat in patients under the age of 18.
Zithromax Liver Failure / Liver Damage
Zithromax is a powerful antibiotic that is eliminated from the body through the liver. This highly increases the risk for liver damage and liver failure especially in certain individuals.
Zithromax has increasingly been linked to serious cases of liver damage and liver failure. Reports of Zithromax induced liver failure began to surface as early as 1996, just one year after it was approved by the FDA. However, it wasn’t until 2000 that Pfizer warned the public of this serious side effect after the FDA forced them to do so.
In 2001 warning labels on Zithromax were updated to warn of these risks.
Symptoms of Zithromax Liver Damage May Include
- Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)
- Dark Urine
- Elevated Liver Enzymes
- Abdominal Pain
Once liver damage has occurred it is not reversible.
Zithromax (Z-Pak) Cardiovascular Death Risk
Zithromax is in a class of antibacterial medications known as macrolides, which have been known to cause abnormal heart rhythm problems.
In 2011, the FDA reviewed Zithromax and other macrolides for links to abnormal heart rhythms, including QT interval prolongation.
Following the FDA investigation, warning labels for Zithromax were updated, along with all macrolides, to advise patients and doctors of potential heart rhythm problems.
Most recently, a study, published May 17, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found patients prescribed Zithromax (Z-Pak) were more likely to die than those prescribed amoxicillin, another antibiotic. The results were especially pronounced for those who died of heart attacks, strokes, sudden cardiac death and other cardiovascular causes.
Read FDA Zithromax cardiac death risk statement::
Free Zithromax Side Effects Lawsuit Evaluation
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured as a result of Zithromax side effects you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Zithromax Attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation by filling out the form on this page or call toll-free: 1-800-856-6405.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is currently handling cases for Zithromax Side Effects:
Zithromax Cardiovascular Death
Zithromax Side Effects Lawyer
Zithromax Liver Damage
Zithromax Pyloric Stenosis
Azithromycin Liver Failure
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured as a result of Zithromax side effects you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Zithromax Lawyers of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation by filling out the form on this page or call toll-free: 1-800-856-6405.