By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — The commonly prescribed antibiotic azithromycin is staying investigated as a COVID-19 therapy, but a new examine warns it could improve the possibility of heart challenges.

Scientists analyzed info from hundreds of thousands of individuals (normal age: 36) in the United States and located that azithromycin by by itself is not connected with an improve in heart challenges.

But the possibility improves if it is taken with particular other prescription drugs that have an effect on the electrical operating of the heart, according to findings released Sept. 15 in the journal JAMA Network Open up.

“Our findings should really give researchers and clinicians seeking at azithromycin as a possible therapy for COVID-19 pause,” claimed examine author Haridarshan Patel, a researcher in College of Illinois Chicago Faculty of Pharmacy.

“We located that if