Review: taking Accutane and Azithromycin together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Accutane and Azithromycin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Accutane and Azithromycin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 248 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Accutane

Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Accutane 30,363 users)

Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 14,631 users)

On Aug, 27, 2016

248 people who take Accutane, Azithromycin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Accutane and Azithromycin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Accutane:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Azithromycin:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Accutane:
  • female: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Accutane:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Azithromycin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • colitis ulcerative
  • haemorrhoids
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • colitis
  • proctitis
  • chills
  • depression
1 - 6 months:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • depression
  • colitis
  • anaemia
  • dry skin
  • colitis ulcerative
  • crohn's disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • pleural effusion
6 - 12 months:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • depression
  • colitis ulcerative
  • intestinal obstruction
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • anxiety
  • dry skin
  • anaemia
  • headache
  • fatigue
1 - 2 years:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • depression
  • dry skin
  • hepatic enzyme increased
  • hepatic steatosis
  • abdominal pain
  • acne
  • anaemia
2 - 5 years:
  • colitis microscopic
  • depression
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • injury
  • drug ineffective
  • dyspnoea
5 - 10 years:
  • colitis ulcerative
  • crohn's disease
  • arthralgia
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • anxiety
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • myalgia
  • pain in extremity
  • proctalgia
  • pseudopolyposis
not specified:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • crohn's disease
  • depression
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • colitis ulcerative
  • fatigue
  • colitis
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • dry skin

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • depression
  • colitis
  • dry skin
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • rash
  • fatigue
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • acne
  • abdominal pain
male:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • colitis ulcerative
  • crohn's disease
  • depression
  • colitis
  • anxiety
  • anaemia
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • haemorrhoids
  • pouchitis

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • colitis ulcerative
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • colitis
  • crohn's disease
  • dry skin
  • anaemia
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • nausea
20-29:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • colitis
  • fatigue
  • pleural effusion
  • anaemia
  • depression
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • abdominal pain
  • dry skin
30-39:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • depression
  • crohn's disease
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • malignant melanoma
  • pyelonephritis
  • renal failure acute
  • uveitis
  • myalgia
  • pain in extremity
40-49:
  • blood pressure increased
  • migraine
  • acute hepatic failure
  • crohn's disease
  • cystitis
  • dehydration
  • dysphagia
  • enterovesical fistula
  • febrile neutropenia
  • hepatic fibrosis
50-59:
  • blood creatinine increased
  • blood urea increased
  • crohn's disease
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • headache
  • immunosuppressant drug level increased
60+:
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • colitis ulcerative
  • crohn's disease
  • cough
  • ear pain
  • intestinal obstruction
  • pharyngitis
  • suicidal ideation
  • colitis microscopic
  • depression

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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