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Review: Zithromax and Remicade

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zithromax and Remicade. It is created by eHealthMe based on 100 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 3, 2014: 100 people who reported to have interactions when taking Zithromax, Remicade are studied

Trend of Zithromax, Remicade's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4871791)

Drug combinations in study:
- Zithromax (azithromycin)
- Remicade (infliximab)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Zithromax, Remicade:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Pneumonia43
Colitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)30
Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)28
Hepatic Function Abnormal28
Peritoneal Tuberculosis28
Pyrexia (fever)27
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)24
Drug Ineffective16
Cough14
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)12

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Zithromax, Remicade:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased6
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)6
Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)6
Pneumonia Legionella (pneumonia caused by the bacteria legionella)6
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)6
Fungal Infection4
Pneumonia4
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)4
Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)4
Urinary Tract Infection4

How effective are the drugs:

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Crohn's disease
  3. Colitis ulcerative
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. Pneumonia

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate
  2. Folic acid
  3. Multi-vitamin
  4. Prednisone tab
  5. Prednisone

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Zithromax (azithromycin) is often used to treat sinusitis. Remicade (infliximab) is often used to treat crohn's disease. 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:

Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • Is it safe to take pravastin while on remicade?
    I have just started on Remicade and this drug scares the heck out of me! However it is being used as a last resort as no other medications were bring my ulcerative colitis under control I am very concerned about drug interactions and can't seem to get any straight answers from my doctor or the pha ...

  • Are the drugs listed safe to take?
    will these drugs cure or stop the bacterial growth in the lungs?

  • Did the gum disease go away after stopping azithromycin? how long
    I started taking azithromycin 250mg 5 days ago for sinisitis and about 3 days ago I noticed my gums starting to get tender and it's up to taking Motrin every 6 hours to keep the pain at bay. Gums are slightly swollen and slightly red. The pain is the biggest problem.

More questions for: Remicade, Zithromax

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