Review: taking Acyclovir and Azithromycin together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Acyclovir and Azithromycin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Acyclovir and Azithromycin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,094 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Acyclovir

Acyclovir has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Acyclovir 23,455 users)

Azithromycin

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

On Aug, 26, 2016

1,094 people who take Acyclovir, Azithromycin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Acyclovir and Azithromycin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Acyclovir:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Azithromycin:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (1 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:

Acyclovir:
  • female: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Acyclovir:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 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+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • pneumonia
  • rash generalised
  • skin exfoliation
  • death
  • anaemia
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • febrile neutropenia
  • nausea
  • pancytopenia
1 - 6 months:
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • death
  • diarrhoea
  • leukopenia
  • anaemia
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • bradycardia
  • cough
  • drug eruption
  • dyskinesia
6 - 12 months:
  • death
  • hodgkin's disease
  • nasal septum perforation
  • side effects
1 - 2 years:
  • hepatitis acute
  • lymphoma
  • multi-organ failure
  • pancreatitis necrotising
  • addison's disease
  • anaemia of chronic disease
  • cachexia
  • encephalitis cytomegalovirus
  • encephalitis viral
  • hiv infection
2 - 5 years:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • respiratory failure
  • suicide attempt
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • empyema
  • fall
  • femoral neck fracture
5 - 10 years:
  • hepatitis
  • neutropenia
  • pericardial effusion
  • asthenia
  • liver function test abnormal
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • vomiting
  • aspergillosis
  • general physical health deterioration
10+ years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • infection
  • lung transplant rejection
not specified:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • arthralgia
  • anaemia
  • back pain
  • pyrexia
  • nausea
  • injury
  • dyspnoea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • injury
  • anaemia
  • fall
  • pain in extremity
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
male:
  • anaemia
  • pyrexia
  • nausea
  • thrombocytopenia
  • arthralgia
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • pain
  • pancytopenia
  • fatigue

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • anaemia
  • feeding problem in newborn
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • premature baby
  • breech presentation
2-9:
  • blood cortisol increased
  • pericardial effusion
  • intraventricular haemorrhage
  • pitting oedema
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • blister
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • body temperature decreased
  • cold sweat
  • drug eruption
10-19:
  • pyrexia
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • renal failure
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • respiratory distress
  • contusion
  • pneumonia
  • thrombocytopenia
20-29:
  • cardiac arrest
  • blood glucose increased
  • death
  • back pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • respiratory arrest
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
30-39:
  • anaemia
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • bronchitis
  • depression
  • lymphadenopathy
  • blood glucose increased
  • pain in extremity
  • pruritus
40-49:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • general physical health deterioration
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
50-59:
  • pain
  • emotional distress
  • anxiety
  • anaemia
  • pyrexia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • constipation
  • osteoarthritis
  • paraesthesia
60+:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • bone disorder
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • dyspnoea
  • arthralgia
  • injury
  • pneumonia
  • dizziness
  • fall

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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