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Donna's Family Health: FDA Warning on Z-Packs

The drug may trigger a potentially deadly irregular heartbeat in some people.
There's a Food & Drug Administration warning out about the antibiotic Z-pack.

The FDA says the drug may trigger a potentially deadly irregular heart rhythm for some patients.

Zithromax, or Z-pack, is prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or ear infections.

The FDA is warning that the pills can cause abnormal changes in the heart's electrical activity and that may lead to a fatal heart rhythm.

Not everyone is at risk though. Patients with known factors such as those who use drugs to treat abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, face the greatest risk.

In other health news, Donna's monthly "The BSE (breast self exam) Reminder email goes out on the 16th of the month, which is Saturday.

A study says that if women are reminded to do their self exam, they'll do it. That's why Donna sends out the monthly emails.

Click here to sign up for Donna's "The BSE Reminder" email. You can also have them sent to your smartphone.
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