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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 10,951 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 12,359 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 Apr, 6, 2015: 10,951 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
VomitingNauseaBradycardiaPainSuicidal IdeationAggressionVomitingNausea
DizzinessImmune Reconstitution SyndromeImmune Reconstitution SyndromeInjuryAggressionPainDyspepsiaInjury
RashMyalgiaDizzinessMucosal UlcerationInsomniaSuicide AttemptPainDiarrhoea
PneumoniaOedema PeripheralMelaenaOral InfectionIntentional OverdoseEmotional DistressCardiac DisorderVomiting
PyrexiaDyspnoeaCellulitisMouth InjuryLoss Of ConsciousnessParanoiaCholelithiasisPulmonary Embolism
UrticariaPyrexiaBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedImpaired HealingLiver DisorderPulmonary EmbolismCholecystitis ChronicPneumonia
AstheniaRenal ImpairmentBlood 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 DisorderInjuryNauseaDiarrhoeaNauseaAsthenia
Pyloric StenosisStevens-johnson SyndromeAnxietyPulmonary EmbolismDeep Vein ThrombosisFatigueArthralgiaDizziness
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionDiarrhoeaCholelithiasisCholelithiasisInjuryVomitingPain In ExtremityPneumonia
NeutropeniaAnxietyDyspnoeaDeep Vein ThrombosisDepressionDyspnoeaOedema PeripheralFatigue
Herpes ZosterCyanosisPulmonary EmbolismDyspnoeaAbdominal PainPneumoniaHypoaesthesiaFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Azithromycin (azithromycin) is often used for sinusitis. Find out below the conditions Azithromycin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

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