Review: taking Zithromax and Remicade together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Zithromax and Remicade together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zithromax and Remicade. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 105 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 21,201 users)

Remicade

Remicade has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Remicade 83,346 users)

On Jul, 22, 2016

105 people who take Zithromax, Remicade are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Zithromax and Remicade drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

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

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Zithromax:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Remicade:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Zithromax:
  • 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 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Remicade:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • bronchitis
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • weight decreased
  • acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis
  • acute graft versus host disease in intestine
  • acute graft versus host disease in liver
  • adverse event
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
  • aortic valve stenosis
1 - 6 months:
  • abscess
  • colitis ulcerative
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
6 - 12 months:
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • influenza like illness
  • red blood cell count decreased
  • carbon dioxide decreased
  • haematocrit decreased
  • haemoglobin decreased
1 - 2 years:
  • arthralgia
  • cough
  • meningitis cryptococcal
  • nasal congestion
  • pneumonia
2 - 5 years:
  • anaemia
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • barrett's oesophagus
  • blood albumin decreased
  • blood lactate dehydrogenase increased
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • leukopenia
  • pneumonia legionella
  • thrombocytopenia
  • liver function test abnormal
5 - 10 years:
  • drug ineffective
  • fungal infection
  • infection
  • sinusitis
  • urinary tract infection
not specified:
  • ascites
  • hepatic function abnormal
  • peritoneal tuberculosis
  • pneumonia
  • crohn's disease
  • colitis ulcerative
  • dyspnoea
  • sepsis
  • pyrexia
  • cough

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • ascites
  • hepatic function abnormal
  • peritoneal tuberculosis
  • colitis ulcerative
  • pneumonia
  • drug ineffective
  • lung infiltration
  • empyema
  • limb injury
  • disseminated tuberculosis
male:
  • pneumonia
  • dyspnoea
  • crohn's disease
  • sepsis
  • pyrexia
  • cough
  • haemoptysis
  • histoplasmosis
  • joint stiffness
  • cardiac arrest

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • crohn's disease
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
10-19:
  • colitis ulcerative
  • crohn's disease
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • abscess
  • abscess bacterial
  • wound dehiscence
  • intestinal stenosis
  • pneumonia
20-29:
  • clostridial infection
  • colitis
  • disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • drug ineffective
  • eating disorder
  • fungal infection
  • hepatic failure
  • malaise
  • nasopharyngitis
  • urinary tract infection
30-39:
  • histoplasmosis
  • renal failure
  • respiratory failure
  • sepsis
  • splenomegaly
  • barrett's oesophagus
  • biopsy lung abnormal
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • dyspnoea
40-49:
  • adverse event
  • coagulopathy
  • ear disorder
  • epistaxis
  • erythema
  • haematochezia
  • lung infiltration
  • malaise
  • nasopharyngitis
  • oropharyngeal pain
50-59:
  • pyrexia
  • tuberculosis
  • back pain
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • leukopenia
  • pneumonia legionella
  • thrombocytopenia
  • blood sodium decreased
  • angioneurotic oedema
60+:
  • ascites
  • hepatic function abnormal
  • peritoneal tuberculosis
  • pneumonia
  • sepsis
  • haemoptysis
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • cardiac arrest
  • dyspnoea
  • left ventricular failure

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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