There is no doubt that a sinus infection is uncomfortable. It can be hard to breathe, the facial pressure can be painful, and the fever can make you feel downright miserable. Many patients visit their doctors and insist on receiving a prescription for antibiotics.
However, before you begin pressuring your doctor it is important to know more about the potential benefits and risks of taking Zithromax to treat your sinus infection. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there is an increased risk of sudden cardiac death associated with Zithromax as compared to the antibiotic Amoxicillin or no antibiotic treatment at all. The failure to warn of these increased risks is so sognificant that Zithromax Lawsuits are being actively investigated against Pfizer Inc., the brand name seller of Zithromax., Zmax, and & the Z-Pack.
According to some medical experts, many cases of sinusitis (sinus infections) will resolve themselves without the use of Zithromax. Other antibiotics may also be treatment options. Doctors are being encouraged to weigh the potential risks of Zithromax against the potential benefits for individual patients. As a patient you should do the same, and you should talk to your doctor about the latest research to determine if Zithromax is the best option for your sinus infection.