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Review: Azithromycin side effects

In this review, we analyze Azithromycin side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin. The review is based on 10,934 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Azithromycin

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,342 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (azithromycin): Zithromax, Zmax, Azasite.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 10,934 people who reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DiarrhoeaChest PainNauseaDepressionAnxietyAnxietyFatiguePain
DyspnoeaPain In ExtremityDiarrhoeaAnxietyDepressionDepressionGallbladder DisorderAnxiety
NauseaAnaemiaGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedCholecystitis ChronicSuicide AttemptInsomniaGastrointestinal DisorderDyspnoea
VomitingDyspnoeaBradycardiaPainSuicidal IdeationAggressionVomitingNausea
RashNauseaImmune Reconstitution SyndromeMucosal UlcerationInsomniaSuicide AttemptPainDiarrhoea
PneumoniaImmune Reconstitution SyndromeCellulitisOral InfectionIntentional OverdoseEmotional DistressCardiac DisorderVomiting
PyrexiaOedema PeripheralBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedMouth InjuryLoss Of ConsciousnessParanoiaCholelithiasisPulmonary Embolism
AstheniaPyrexiaMelaenaImpaired HealingLiver DisorderPulmonary EmbolismCholecystitis ChronicPneumonia
UrticariaUveitisBlood Uric Acid IncreasedBacterial InfectionWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedIntentional OverdoseHip ArthroplastyFatigue

Most common side effects by gender * :

Pulmonary EmbolismFatigue

Most common side effects by age * :

PyrexiaPyrexiaCholecystitis ChronicPainPainPainDyspnoeaPain
PneumoniaCoughNauseaNauseaPulmonary EmbolismAnxietyAnxietyDyspnoea
DyspnoeaVomitingVomitingCholecystitis ChronicPyrexiaNauseaPainNausea
RashPneumoniaGallbladder DisorderInjuryNauseaPyrexiaNauseaAsthenia
Pyloric StenosisDiarrhoeaAnxietyPulmonary EmbolismDeep Vein ThrombosisFatigueArthralgiaDizziness
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionStevens-johnson SyndromeCholelithiasisCholelithiasisInjuryVomitingPain In ExtremityPneumonia
NeutropeniaAnxietyDyspnoeaDeep Vein ThrombosisDepressionDyspnoeaOedema PeripheralFatigue
Herpes ZosterCyanosisPulmonary EmbolismDyspnoeaAbdominal PainPneumoniaAnaemiaFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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