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Review: Zithromax and Delsym

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zithromax and Delsym. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 62 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Zithromax (latest outcomes from 21,399 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Delsym (latest outcomes from 899 users) has active ingredients of dextromethorphan polistirex. It is often used in cough.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 62 people who take Zithromax, Delsym are studied

Zithromax, Delsym outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Zithromax (azithromycin)
- Delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Zithromax is effective50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
Delsym is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaPulmonary EmbolismAsthenia
JaundiceCardio-respiratory ArrestLethargy
Vision BlurredAnxietyPain
AstheniaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationNausea
VomitingEmotional DistressVomiting
Hepatic Enzyme IncreasedHepatic Enzyme Increased

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Zithromax is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 3 people)
Delsym is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Hepatic Enzyme Increased

Drug effectiveness by age :

Zithromax is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Delsym is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aRashStuporPainInsomniaHepatotoxicityIntestinal IschaemiaHypertension
Tooth DiscolourationMydriasisPulmonary EmbolismHeart Rate IncreasedTubulointerstitial NephritisAcidosisAnxiety
Flat AffectDyspnoeaFeeling AbnormalPancreatitisMulti-organ FailureDiarrhoea
Accidental Overdose (therapeutic Agent)Cardio-respiratory ArrestChest PainImmune Reconstitution SyndromeRespiratory FailureOsteoarthritis
Headache NosBronchitisGastric UlcerHypotensionGeneral Physical Health Deterioration
LethargyAnxietyDehydrationLiver DisorderHiatus Hernia
DisorientationGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationOesophageal CandidiasisHaemorrhagic DiathesisHypotension
Ataxia NecEmotional DistressDiarrhoeaCardiac ArrestHypovolaemia
CoughInjuryGastrointestinal DisorderAtrial FibrillationBronchitis
Drug MaladministrationHypersensitivityCardiogenic ShockDisorientation

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Zithromax (azithromycin) is often used to treat sinusitis. Delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex) is often used to treat cough. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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