Review: taking Zithromax and Delsym together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Zithromax and Delsym together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zithromax and Delsym. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 67 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Zithromax

Zithromax has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in bronchitis. (latest outcomes from Zithromax 22,526 users)

Delsym

Delsym has active ingredients of dextromethorphan polistirex. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Delsym 1,023 users)

On Aug, 27, 2016

67 people who take Zithromax, Delsym are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Zithromax and Delsym drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Zithromax:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (2 of 4 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)
Delsym:
  • < 1 month: 25.0% - (1 of 4 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:

Zithromax:
  • female: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Delsym:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

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

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • hepatic enzyme increased
  • hepatitis
  • hepatotoxicity
  • hyperhidrosis
  • jaundice
  • lethargy
  • myopia
  • fatigue
1 - 2 years:
  • anxiety
  • bronchitis
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
  • general physical health deterioration
  • injury
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
not specified:
  • hepatotoxicity
  • asthenia
  • pyrexia
  • lethargy
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • pain
  • hyperhidrosis
  • diarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • hepatotoxicity
  • asthenia
  • pyrexia
  • lethargy
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • hyperhidrosis
  • hepatic enzyme increased
  • hepatitis
male:
  • crying
  • delirium
  • encephalitis
  • euphoric mood
  • feeling abnormal
  • feeling drunk
  • hallucination
  • hallucination, visual
  • inappropriate affect
  • mental status changes

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • rash
  • tooth discolouration
10-19:
  • accidental overdose (therapeutic agent)
  • flat affect
  • mydriasis
  • stupor
  • disorientation
  • lethargy
  • cough
  • drug maladministration
  • drug effect decreased
  • dry throat
20-29:
  • anxiety
  • bronchitis
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
  • general physical health deterioration
  • injury
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
30-39:
  • chest pain
  • feeling abnormal
  • heart rate increased
  • insomnia
40-49:
  • hepatotoxicity
  • pancreatitis
  • tubulointerstitial nephritis
  • dehydration
  • diarrhoea
  • gastric ulcer
  • immune reconstitution syndrome
  • oesophageal candidiasis
  • asthenia
  • pyrexia
50-59:
  • acidosis
  • atrial fibrillation
  • cardiac arrest
  • cardiogenic shock
  • haemorrhagic diathesis
  • hypotension
  • intestinal ischaemia
  • liver disorder
  • multi-organ failure
  • respiratory failure
60+:
  • confusional state
  • hypertension
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • bradycardia
  • bronchitis
  • cardiac failure
  • cardio-respiratory arrest

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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