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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 1,279 users) has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is often used in herpes simplex.

Trend of acyclovir reports

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,339 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Trend of azithromycin reports

On Nov, 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)
n/a100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Azithromycin is effective33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

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
SomnolenceBradycardiaAstheniaPain
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
PneumoniaInjury

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Acyclovir is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

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

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acyclovir is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
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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    (Asked by a 36 year old woman who has 6th Grade Late Acne & Herpes Simplex & Fibromyalgia, and takes Raspberry Ketone, Acyclovir, Accutane)
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    (Asked by a 50 year old woman who has Swollen Lip, Pimple Like Bumps, and takes Acyclovir)
    First cold sore experience. Thought it was a pimple and squeezed it. Swelled up, blistered, spread below my nose, about 4 or 5 bumps, scab fell off and remained pink and swollen and didn't go away or blistered. gone thru 2 bottles of tea tree oil. finally put bleach on it and that made it burn a ...

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    Patient was bitten by a deer tick and is taking doxycycline as preventive measure. A throat infection is developing for which the doxycycline seems to have no effect, though azithromycin has proven rapidly effective in the past. Should the doxycycline be discontinued during the azithromycin cycle? ...

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    (Asked by a 47 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Dexamethasone, Tussicaps, Azithromycin, Methotrexate, Enbrel)
    i have RA and take Enbrel and methotrexate every week. i am currently taking azithromycin, tussicaps and dexamethasone to treat a severe cold, cough, sore throat, etc. My question is should i stop taking the ra meds until my antibiotics and steroids are done? Or should i just continue as normal, don ...

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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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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