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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 10,949 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 12,357 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 Mar, 6, 2015: 10,949 people who reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin are studied

 outcomes

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DiarrhoeaChest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DepressionAnxietyAnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain In ExtremityDiarrhoeaAnxietyDepressionDepressionGallbladder DisorderAnxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anaemia (lack of blood)Gamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedCholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Suicide AttemptInsomnia (sleeplessness)Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
VomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)PainSuicidal IdeationAggressionVomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessImmune Reconstitution Syndrome (immune recovery syndrome)Immune Reconstitution Syndrome (immune recovery syndrome)InjuryAggressionPainDyspepsia (indigestion)Injury
Rash (redness)Myalgia (muscle pain)DizzinessMucosal Ulceration (ulcers of mucous membrane)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Suicide AttemptPainDiarrhoea
PneumoniaOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)Oral InfectionIntentional OverdoseEmotional DistressCardiac DisorderVomiting
Pyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Mouth InjuryLoss Of ConsciousnessParanoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Pyrexia (fever)Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedImpaired HealingLiver Disorder (liver diseases)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Pneumonia
Asthenia (weakness)Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)Blood Uric Acid IncreasedBacterial InfectionWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedIntentional OverdoseHip ArthroplastyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Most common side effects by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPyrexia (fever)
AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pneumonia
InjuryDiarrhoea
VomitingPain
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaCough
DizzinessAnxiety
Asthenia (weakness)Vomiting

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)PainPainPainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain
PneumoniaCoughNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)AnxietyAnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)VomitingVomitingCholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DiarrhoeaRash (redness)PainVomitingAnxietyPyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Anxiety
Rash (redness)PneumoniaGallbladder DisorderInjuryNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DiarrhoeaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Asthenia (weakness)
Pyloric Stenosis (narrowing of the passage between the stomach and the small intestine)Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)AnxietyPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Arthralgia (joint pain)Dizziness
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)InjuryAnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)InjuryPneumoniaDiarrhoea
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionDiarrhoeaCholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)InjuryVomitingPain In ExtremityPneumonia
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)DepressionDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Herpes ZosterCyanosis (lack of oxygen in body leads to blue appearance of skin ,mucous membrane nails)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Abdominal PainPneumoniaHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Fall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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