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Azithromycin - Is this drug safe to take if you have AFib?

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masso 17 Mar 2020

This antibiotic does not interact with Atrial fibrillation:

https://www.drugs.com/disease-interactions/azithromycin.html

But digging in deeper came up with the following from Drugs.com:

Before taking this medicine

You should not use azithromycin if you are allergic to it, or if:

you have ever had jaundice or liver problems caused by taking azithromycin; or

you are allergic to similar drugs such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, or telithromycin.

To make sure azithromycin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:

liver disease;

kidney disease;

myasthenia gravis;

a heart rhythm disorder;

low levels of potassium in your blood; or

long QT syndrome (in you or a family member).

This medicine is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether azithromycin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

https://www.drugs.com/azithromycin.html

I strongly advice you consult with your Cardiologist before you take the antibiotic.

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