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Review: Accutane and Azithromycin

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 (latest outcomes from 28,346 users) has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne.

Trend of accutane reports

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,342 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Trend of azithromycin reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 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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    (Asked by a 36 year old woman who has 6th Grade Late Acne & Herpes Simplex & Fibromyalgia, and takes Raspberry Ketone, Acyclovir, Accutane)
    I am worried about the interaction of the two drugs any advice or shares symptoms MUCH appreciated. Which were the main side effects that have been of particular concern?... There are loads, I know... But if there is a positive end result, I may be able to hand in there through the tough side effect ...

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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? ...

  • Do i need to temporarily stop taking my enbrel and methotrexate (that i take every week) while i am on azithromycin for severe cold symptoms?
    (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 ...

  • Can isotrenoin cause sebaceous cyst?
    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has I Got Sebaceous Cyst On Ma Back After Taking Isotrenoin For A Year And A Half, and takes Accutane)
    I used isotrenoin 10 mg and tufacne 2mg one aftr the other for almost a period of two and half years...my acne problem was solved but I ws left wid a painful sebaceous cyst...initially it was a painless boil...then I suddenly realised that it is growing in size....finally i had to get it operated.

  • Are the drugs listed safe to take?
    (Asked by a 83 year old woman who has Mycobacterium Avium Complex, and takes Azithromycin, Mycobutin, Ethambutol Hydrochloride)
    will these drugs cure or stop the bacterial growth in the lungs?

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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:

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