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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 9, 2004 - 7A
Widely used antibiotic
linke to heart problems

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SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED for evalua-
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also earns a free membership. Apply at Lib-
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Phone 665 3738 ext. 18 for additional info..
SPANISH TUTOR WANTED. Major in
Spanish necessary. 12th grade student in A.P.
class. Call 734-997-7172
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accredited program in Ann Arbor, seeks en-
thusiastic persons to substitute for our 7 Ann
Arbor locations. Flexible hours, great posi-
tion for college students. Fore more informa-
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TUTOR WANTED: MODERN greek. 9-5 p.-
m. 662-0142.
WANTED SERVERS, BEER Cart Servers &
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Nov. at Stonebridge Golf Club. Contact
Doug at 734-323-8782.
WANTED VETERINARY ASST. / Recep-
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WEEDING, PRIVATE HOME. Close to
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YARDWORK OR CLEANING, private
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PROFESSIONAL COUPLE SEEKS student
or experienced adult for child care, some
transportation, and dinner preparation in our
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p.m. Mon-Fri. Must be extremely reliable
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SITTER NEEDED FOR 10 & 14 yr. old
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The Associated Press
A widely used antibiotic long considered safe dramati-
cally increases the risk of cardiac arrest, particularly when
taken with some popular drugs for infections and high
blood pressure, a huge study found.
The drug is erythromycin, which has been on the mar-
ket for 50 years and is prescribed for everything from strep
throat to syphilis.
The new study shows the need for continuing research on
the safety of older medicines, including how they interact
with newer drugs, said researcher Wayne Ray, a professor
of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University School of
Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.
Taken alone, erythromycin doubled the very low risk of
sudden cardiac death among patients in the study.
In patients taking other drugs - those that increase
erythromycin's concentration in the blood - the risk of
cardiac death was more than five times greater, Ray and
his colleagues found. That translates to six deaths for every
10,000 people taking erythromycin for the typical two
weeks while on the other drugs.
"This is an unacceptably high risk," Ray said.
Nobody realized the magnitude of the problem before,
said Muhamed Saric, a cardiologist and director of the
electrocardiology laboratory at University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. "It was thought that
erythromycin is a generally safe drug."
Most heart doctors knew erythromycin alone carried a slight
risk because of some individual reports on patient deaths,
mostly in people who took the drug intravenously. However,
family doctors are less likely to know about it, Saric said.
This study, in today's New England Journal of Medicine,

was the first to systematically document the risk. It focused
on much more commonly used erythromycin pills - usu-
ally sold as a generic - along with certain medicines for
infections and calcium channel blockers for high blood
pressure.
Ray said the danger seems to come from other drugs
slowing the breakdown of erythromycin, which increases
its concentration. At high levels it traps salt inside resting
heart muscle cells, prolonging the time until the next heart-
beat starts, and sometimes triggering an abnormal, poten-
tially fatal, rhythm.
The findings show doctors should choose an alternative
antibiotic, Ray said, at least when prescribing the drugs that
interact. Amoxicillin, another popular antibiotic, showed
no cardiac risk.
"There are other antibiotics that provide the same anti-
microbial activity without building up in the blood the way
erythromycin does," Ray said.
Ray's team of doctors and nurses spent years studying
detailed medical records of 4,404 Medicaid patients from
Tennessee who apparently died of cardiac arrest from 1988 to
1993. The team confirmed 1,476 cases of cardiac arrest, then
studied Medicaid's records of each patient's medication use.
Only a small number of patients had taken both eryth-
romycin and any of the antibiotics or heart drugs carrying
a risk.
Still, three of them died. Statistically, it was extremely
unlikely those deaths were due to chance, according to Ray
and other experts.
The deaths were in patients taking verapamil or diltia-
zem, both blood pressure drugs sold as generics and also
under various brand names: Verelan and Isoptin for vera-
pamil, Cardizem and Tiazac for diltiazem.

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AFTER SCHOOL CARE in AA for 2 girls,
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BABYSTITER FOR AFTERNOONS. Must
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