Saturday, 16 June 2012

Erythromycin and statins

Although probably not a first line antibiotic for most dental infections, erythromycin is in our armamentarium as dentists. I was surprised therefore to read of potential problems for patients taking statins - common drugs used for reducing cholesterol to reduce risk of heart attack. Because of the way they are metabolised taking erythromycin can raise the levels of statin.

Is there an interaction between erythromycin and statins? - NeLM

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