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Zithromax vs Terramycin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 45

This is personalized comparison of Zithromax vs Terramycin for a male aged 45. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Zithromax (latest outcomes from 21,399 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Terramycin (latest outcomes from 40 users) has active ingredients of oxytetracycline.

On Sep, 7, 2014: 1,585 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)
Pyrexia (fever)Pancreatitis Nos (inflammation of pancreas)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Urticaria Nos (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Face Oedema (swelling of face)
Condition AggravatedPancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
Weight DecreasedBlood Amylase Increased
Diarrhoea Nos
Vomiting Nos
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
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)
Anaemia (lack of blood)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv))
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Suicide Attempt
Headache (pain in head)
Pneumonia Nos
Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems)
Malnutrition Nos (condition that results from eating a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Alternative drugs:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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