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Zithromax vs Terramycin for a male patient aged 46

Summary: 1,588 male patients aged 46 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Zithromax vs Terramycin for a male aged 46. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Zithromax (latest outcomes from 21,405 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Terramycin (latest outcomes from 41 users) has active ingredients of oxytetracycline.

On Apr, 30, 2015: 1,588 male patients aged 40 who take the same drugs are studied in Zithromax vs Terramycin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male40Productive Cough

Drugs to compare:

Zithromax azithromycinPfizer
Terramycin oxytetracyclinePfizer

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 40 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zithromax (Pfizer)Terramycin (Pfizer)
PyrexiaPancreatitis Nos
NauseaUrticaria Nos
FatigueFace Oedema
Condition AggravatedPancreatitis Acute
Weight DecreasedBlood Amylase Increased
Diarrhoea Nos
Vomiting Nos
Drug Ineffective

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zithromax (Pfizer)Terramycin (Pfizer)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Renal Failure Acute
Suicide Attempt
Pneumonia Nos
Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
Malnutrition Nos

Drug effectiveness:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Zithromax (azithromycin) is often used to treat sinusitis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, 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. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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