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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 10,919 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 12,319 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 Jul, 22, 2014: 10,919 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 IdeationPainVomitingNausea
RashNauseaImmune Reconstitution SyndromeMucosal UlcerationInsomniaSuicide AttemptPainVomiting
PneumoniaImmune Reconstitution SyndromeCellulitisOral InfectionIntentional OverdoseEmotional DistressCardiac DisorderDiarrhoea
PyrexiaOedema PeripheralBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedMouth InjuryLoss Of ConsciousnessParanoiaCholelithiasisPulmonary Embolism
AstheniaPyrexiaMelaenaImpaired HealingLiver DisorderAgitationCholecystitis ChronicPneumonia
UrticariaUveitisBlood Uric Acid IncreasedBacterial InfectionWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedCholecystitis ChronicHip ArthroplastyFatigue

Most common side effects by gender * :

Pulmonary EmbolismFatigue

Most common side effects by age * :

PyrexiaPyrexiaCholecystitis ChronicPainPainPainDyspnoeaPain
PneumoniaCoughNauseaNauseaPulmonary EmbolismAnxietyAnxietyDyspnoea
DyspnoeaVomitingVomitingCholecystitis ChronicPyrexiaNauseaPainNausea
Pyloric StenosisDiarrhoeaGallbladder DisorderPulmonary EmbolismDeep Vein ThrombosisFatigueArthralgiaDizziness
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionStevens-johnson SyndromeCholelithiasisCholelithiasisInjuryVomitingPain In ExtremityPneumonia
NeutropeniaCyanosisDyspnoeaDeep Vein ThrombosisDepressionDyspnoeaOedema PeripheralFatigue
Herpes ZosterAnxietyPulmonary EmbolismDyspnoeaAbdominal PainPneumoniaAnaemiaFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Average blood pressure before using this drug was 115/68 .. after 4 days 140/90


    Ray Pitts on Jun, 28, 2014:

    I will add this increase in blood pressure was I think because of azithromycin .. I initially went in to the doctor because I think I have Valley Fever (I live in a dusty area of Arizona) and have 7 of 9 symptoms .. the doctor said no (not sure why) gave me a EKG and when it came back normal said she thought it would but the tranee nurse wanted it done .. still haven't been able to get a simple blood test which is how you check for valley fever .. Doctors are so pompous!!!


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