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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.

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On Mar, 7, 2014: 1,578 male patients aged 40 who take the drugs are studied in Zithromax vs Terramycin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male40Productive Cough

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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)Face Oedema (swelling of face)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Blood Amylase Increased
Weight Decreased
Diarrhoea Nos
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Cough
Drug Ineffective
Chest Pain
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

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)
Depression
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv))
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Suicide Attempt
Diarrhoea
Headache (pain in head)
Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems)
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
Abdominal Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zithromax5.77%28.85%32.69%26.92%5.77%
Terramycin0.000.000.000.000.00

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Related topic: Productive Cough, Terramycin, Zithromax

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