Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

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In a new study, Canadian researchers looked at more than 104,000 people aged 66 and older who were taking one of two common antibiotics — Biaxin or Zithromax — along with one of three statins: rosuvastatin, pravastatin or fluvastatin. People who used Biaxin plus one of the statins had a slightly increased risk of hospitalization or death due to acute kidney injury or high potassium levels. Via U.S. News & World Report. Posted December 23, 2014.
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