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Review: could Sinusitis cause Syncope (Fainting)?

We study 11,660 people who have Sinusitis from FDA and social media. Among them, 162 have Syncope (Fainting). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus) (latest reports from 230,630 patients) can be treated by Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, Levaquin, Augmentin '875', Avelox, Zithromax.


Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) (latest reports from 319,069 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 19, 2014: 11,639 people who have sinusitis are studied. Among them, 162 (1.39%) have Syncope.

Trend of Syncope in sinusitis reports

Gender of people who have sinusitis and experienced Syncope * :


Age of people who have sinusitis and experienced Syncope * :


Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (15 people, 9.26%)
  2. Acute sinusitis (12 people, 7.41%)
  3. Laryngitis (9 people, 5.56%)
  4. Pain (9 people, 5.56%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (8 people, 4.94%)
  6. Acne (7 people, 4.32%)
  7. Headache (7 people, 4.32%)
  8. Asthma (6 people, 3.70%)
  9. Irritable bowel syndrome (6 people, 3.70%)
  10. Eczema (6 people, 3.70%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Avelox (69 people, 42.59%)
  2. Levaquin (23 people, 14.20%)
  3. Ketek (18 people, 11.11%)
  4. Levofloxacin (16 people, 9.88%)
  5. Loratadine (15 people, 9.26%)
  6. Reyataz (15 people, 9.26%)
  7. Nexium (14 people, 8.64%)
  8. Viread (12 people, 7.41%)
  9. Zithromax (11 people, 6.79%)
  10. Synthroid (11 people, 6.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have had crohns disease since 1990 and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 3 years ago. I have osteoarthritis, fibromyalga, hypothyroid since 1980. I just recently started experiencing lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches,feeling faint and feeling as if i was going to be sick to my stomach all at the same time about 2 weeks ago. I am under a little stress, my cousin just passed away. I am also on 30 mg's of prednisone and have been since the end of April 2014


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Eileen on Oct, 17, 2012:

    Female, 49, Canada....severe nausea after taking this medication. Took three hours to recover, won't be taking it again! had to take a Gravol to counteract the Sinutab


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  • I fainted on oxaprozin
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Sinusitis is also known as: Acute sinusitis, Sinus infection, Sinusitis - acute.

Syncope is also known as: Fainting, Lightheadedness - fainting, Passed out, Vasovagal.

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