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Review: Acyclovir and Azithromycin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Acyclovir and Azithromycin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 143 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Acyclovir (latest outcomes from 1,274 users) has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is often used in herpes simplex.

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,336 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 143 people who take Acyclovir, Azithromycin are studied

Acyclovir, Azithromycin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Acyclovir (acyclovir)
- Azithromycin (azithromycin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Acyclovir is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin is effective33.33%
(1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
VomitingElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedSide Effectsn/an/aVomitingn/aEmotional Distress
PyrexiaNasal Septum PerforationPyrexiaArthralgia
Confusional StateDeathNauseaAnxiety
NauseaLiver Function Test AbnormalDepression
AstheniaHepatitisBack Pain
Liver Function Test AbnormalGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationHaemorrhoids
Csf Test AbnormalBronchitis
Viral Infection NosBlood Glucose Increased

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Acyclovir is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

ConstipationVomiting Nos
PainLiver Function Tests Nos Abnormal
AnxietyJaundice Nos
FatigueInternational Normalised Ratio Increased
Emotional DistressLoss Of Consciousness Nec
Blood Glucose IncreasedHepatic Failure
InjuryPulmonary Embolism
Gait DisturbanceSepsis Nos

Drug effectiveness by age :

Acyclovir is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aPericardial EffusionBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedStreptococcal Infection NosLymphadenopathyAlopeciaInjuryInjury
Blood Cortisol IncreasedAbdominal Pain UpperSinusitis NosVomiting NosAstheniaPainDizziness
Pitting OedemaBlood Glucose IncreasedRash Maculo-papularBack PainEmotional DistressAnxiety
Hepatitis NosDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessBronchitisDysuriaArthralgiaDyspepsia
Anaemia NosConvulsions NosArthralgiaDyskinesiaPyrexiaHeart Rate Increased
Tachycardia NosGrand Mal ConvulsionFatigueDiarrhoeaAnaemiaGingivitis
BlisterAggressionBlood Triglycerides IncreasedDepressionBack PainGait Disturbance
Neutrophil Count IncreasedBlood Creatinine IncreasedDepressionEmotional DistressPurulent DischargeHerpes Simplex
Epidermal NecrosisDiabetes MellitusBlood Glucose IncreasedGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseHaemorrhoidsLeukocytosis
DysphagiaNeuroleptic Malignant SyndromePruritusHypertensionOsteonecrosis Of JawLoss Of Consciousness

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Acyclovir (acyclovir) is often used to treat herpes simplex. Azithromycin (azithromycin) is often used to treat sinusitis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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