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Review: Doxycycline and Azithromycin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Doxycycline and Azithromycin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 734 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,658 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

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

On Oct, 29, 2014: 734 people who take Doxycycline, Azithromycin are studied

Doxycycline, Azithromycin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Doxycycline (doxycycline hyclate)
- Azithromycin (azithromycin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Doxycycline is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Azithromycin is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaAstheniaExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessDepressionDepressionDepressionDepressionAnxiety
Glomerulonephritis MembranousDyspnoeaMuscle TwitchingAbnormal BehaviourAnxietyAnxietyAnxietyPain
PainNeuropathy PeripheralMemory ImpairmentSuicide AttemptSuicide AttemptAggressionDizzinessNausea
Drug IneffectivePainMuscle CrampsHypoacusisAggressionNightmareHeadacheDyspnoea
FatigueLimb DiscomfortTinnitusHeadacheSuicidal IdeationIrritabilityPanic AttackPain In Extremity
Respiratory Tract CongestionDysphagiaDvtInjuryNightmareParanoiaPalpitationsBack Pain
Weight DecreasedDehydrationJoint StiffnessPainPsychotic DisorderSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationDepression
HyperhidrosisIll-defined DisorderSinusitisIntentional OverdosePsychotic DisorderVomiting
Drug Level IncreasedHyperprolactinaemiaHeart InjuryIrritabilityPoor Quality SleepDizziness
NauseaRenal FailureMigraineAbnormal BehaviourIntentional OverdoseFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Doxycycline is effective50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
(0 of 8 people)
Azithromycin is effective33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
(1 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

NauseaChest Pain
Pain In ExtremityFatigue
DepressionWeight Decreased
AstheniaBack Pain

Drug effectiveness by age :

Doxycycline is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 6 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 8 people)
Azithromycin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 4 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(2 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Premature Babyn/aNauseaFatigueDepressionAnxietyAnxietyDyspnoea
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusEmotional DistressAnaemiaAnxietyDepressionInjuryPain
HaemorrhageAstheniaPain In ExtremityBack PainPainAnxiety
CholelithiasisAbdominal Pain UpperDyspnoeaPainNauseaInjury
AnaemiaNauseaPainNauseaArthralgiaBone Disorder
AnxietyDeep Vein ThrombosisNauseaArthralgiaNeck PainCardiac Failure Congestive
Irritable Bowel SyndromeKeloid ScarHyperhidrosisDysuriaPain In ExtremityNausea
Lip DryNight SweatsMyalgiaEar PainInsomniaTooth Extraction
Intestinal ObstructionPain In ExtremityBronchitisVomitingDyspnoeaOsteoarthritis
Cholecystitis ChronicChest PainFatigueDiarrhoeaDizzinessSinusitis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Doxycycline (doxycycline hyclate) 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.

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