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Methylprednisolone vs Azithromycin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 48

This is personalized comparison of Methylprednisolone vs Azithromycin for a male aged 48. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 1, 2014: 2,403 people are studied in Methylprednisolone vs Azithromycin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male43Influenza

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Methylprednisolone methylprednisolonenot specified
Azithromycin azithromycinTeva

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 43 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MethylprednisoloneAzithromycin (Teva)
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Weight DecreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedWeight Decreased
Condition AggravatedDiarrhoea
Back PainHeadache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain
Kidney Transplant RejectionRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Asthenia (weakness)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
DepressionVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MethylprednisoloneAzithromycin (Teva)
Bursitis Infective (the bursa can become infected, this is called infected bursitis)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Malignant Melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes)Depression
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Headache (pain in head)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv))
Anxiety
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Asthenia (weakness)
Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MethylprednisoloneAzithromycin (Teva)
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Weight DecreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedWeight Decreased
Back PainDiarrhoea
Condition AggravatedChest Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Headache (pain in head)
Kidney Transplant RejectionRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Asthenia (weakness)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
DepressionVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MethylprednisoloneAzithromycin (Teva)
Bursitis Infective (the bursa can become infected, this is called infected bursitis)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Malignant Melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes)Depression
Transvestism (practice of cross-dressing, which is wearing clothing traditionally associated with the opposite sex or gender)Headache (pain in head)
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv))
Gerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)Anxiety
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Asthenia (weakness)
Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)

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Related topic: Azithromycin, Influenza, Methylprednisolone

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On eHealthMe, Methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone) is often used to treat inflammation. Azithromycin (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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