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Review: taking Accutane and Azithromycin together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Accutane and Azithromycin together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Accutane and Azithromycin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 244 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 28,355 Accutane users)

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 12,351 Azithromycin users)

On Jan, 13, 2015: 244 people who take Accutane, Azithromycin are studied

Accutane, Azithromycin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Accutane (isotretinoin)
- Azithromycin (azithromycin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Accutane is effectiven/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Azithromycin is effective0.00%
(0 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
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory Bowel Diseasen/aArthralgian/aInflammatory Bowel Disease
Colitis UlcerativeColitisIrritable Bowel SyndromeIrritable Bowel SyndromeColitis UlcerativeCrohn's Disease
HaemorrhoidsCrohn's DiseaseDepressionDry SkinCrohn's DiseaseDepression
AnxietyColitis UlcerativeAnxietyGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseRectal HaemorrhageColitis Ulcerative
NauseaDepressionColitis UlcerativeDepressionMyalgiaColitis
Rectal HaemorrhageAnaemiaHeadacheHypertriglyceridaemiaProctalgiaIrritable Bowel Syndrome
ColitisIrritable Bowel SyndromeDry SkinHypertensionAbdominal Pain NosAnaemia
ProctitisPouchitisIntestinal ObstructionHyperglycaemiaGastroenteritis Bacterial NosFatigue
ChillsDry SkinAnaemiaHypertensive CrisisPseudopolyposisAnxiety
Crohn's DiseaseHeadacheFatigueHepatitisInflammatory Bowel Disease NosHeadache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Accutane is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Azithromycin is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory Bowel Disease
DepressionColitis Ulcerative
Crohn's DiseaseCrohn's Disease
ColitisDepression
Dry SkinAnaemia
RashColitis
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseAnxiety
FatigueIrritable Bowel Syndrome
Colitis UlcerativeHaemorrhoids
HeadachePouchitis

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Accutane is effectiven/an/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a
Azithromycin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aInflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory Bowel DiseaseMigrainen/an/a
Colitis UlcerativeIrritable Bowel SyndromeDepressionBlood Pressure Increased
DepressionCrohn's DiseasePyelonephritisHepatic Congestion
AnxietyColitisUveitisHypertension
Crohn's DiseaseFatigueMalignant MelanomaHypoglycaemia
ColitisPain In ExtremityRenal Failure AcuteHeart Rate Increased
AnaemiaPleural EffusionGeneralised Anxiety DisorderGout
Dry SkinAnaemiaCrohn's DiseaseErectile Dysfunction
Rectal HaemorrhageColitis UlcerativeMyalgiaFall
Weight DecreasedHaemorrhoidsMuscular WeaknessLeft Ventricular Failure

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I've had 30+ kidney stones w no explanation why. i took accutane for 1 yr in hs
    So I've had chronic kidney stones since high school and no Dr. I go to can give me an explanation of what's causing them. I've been to urologists thyroid specialists, no answers. Then I saw a commercial about the negative affects accutane can have on the body (which I was on during high school) and now I'm wondering if there is any correlation?
  • Menopause at age 37 with a history of taking 3 cycles of accutane in back between ages 16 to 25
    I have had cystic acne most of my life. I have been on accutane 3 different times. At ages 16, 21 and 25. Have always had very heavy periods never diagnosed with any condition pertaining to it but now I'm in menopause and have been since age 37. Never had any children. My hormones are non exsistant, estrogen, progesterone, fsh, all low. I never put 2 and 2 together, could accutane have actually caused menopause even though I took it 20 years ago. Anyone else in early menopause and have in the past taken accutane?
  • Adverse effect of azithromycin
    patients immunesystem showed very bad response to azithromycin adminstered as 1000mg per day 3 days and then 1000mg once a week for 6 weeks -

    a previously chronic sinuitis flared up as did a over 30 year old infection in a broken toe -

    dicillin was given for 10 days 3000mg per day / 1000mg 3 times daily - with good effect -

    the patents journal shows evidence of similar occurence a decade ago when taking Klacid uno also of the macrolid family -
    it appears macrolids can have severe adverse effect on some patients immunesystem
  • Muscle weakness while on accutane
    I began taking Accutane end of 2013 and I'm just now finishing up my medication.
    During the first month I noticed my hands swelling up, but I also noticed my knuckles lightened.
    Where I considered my elbows to be ashy, the color lightened up and the skin became smooth. My body retained water and my skin looked like it had a glow.
    My 2nd month it continued, the swelling only became prevalent during my 7 day period.
    My nails, hair, and turnover of my skin increased by month 3+4
    By month 5 my old hyper pigmentation had surfaced and my cystic acne, dissolved.
    I was on depression medication, this is advised against, but I discussed with doctor to do a patient override. I had no issues with depression, or the medication making me feel anymore depressed at all. In fact, I continued on with absolutely no issues. I did notice one negative factor. This was more specific for me. I returned to do dancing again after being away from it in College years ago. My muscle density is already far less, but I pushed through and was able to gain strength. However, during the last few months (3-6) the Accutane did affect me strength.my muscles were fatigued far earlier than before and my strength/core balance felt less sustainable for long periods.
    I have been given a hydroquinoin (sp?) cream @ 4% to help with the melasma/hyper pigmentation, however I may need laser to have my skin tone and complexion return to a more suitable color.
    Overall, I'm happy with my cystic acne being gone. It was worth taking Tis and worked for that purpose.
  • Blighted ovum after accutane
    I took Accutane in my late 20's for almost 6 month's. I already had 3 healthy children with uncomplicated pregnancies. Never a miscarriage or any gynecological issues. Now at 36, I have had 2 blighted ovum's back to back. Not sure if Accutane could have been a contributing factor but something young women should consider before taking this medication.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Accutane (isotretinoin) is often used to treat acne. 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:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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