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The results suggested there would be 47 extra heart-related deaths per 1 million courses of treatment with Zithromax, compared with another antibiotic, amoxicillin. A usual treatment course for Zithromax is about five days, versus around 10 days for amoxicillin and other antibiotics.
More than 40 million patients in the U.S. received a prescription for Zithromax in 2011, according to the FDA.
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