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Antibiotic telithromycin linked to liver damage
Jan 22, 2006, 14:18, Reviewed by: Dr. Priya Saxena

Telithromycin (Ketek) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2004.

An antibiotic drug to treat lung and sinus infections has been found to cause liver failure, according to a report.

Doctors at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, studied three patients who were administered the drug 'Ketek' and found liver failure in them, a report published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine says.

All three cases occurred within a few months of each other last year, said report co-author John Hanson, a liver transplant doctor at the medical centre.

'Ketek' is prescribed to treat lung and sinus infections. The antibiotic also led to the death of a 26-year-old man and transplant surgery for a 51-year-old woman, it reported.

Ketek was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2004. Doctors have sent their findings to the FDA and discussed them with Sanofi-Aventis SA, which makes Ketek.

The company is currently reviewing the data, the report said.

- Indo-Asian News Service

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