Azithromycin side effects - from FDA reports


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In this review, we analyze Azithromycin side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin. The review is based on 17,304 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 19,433 users)

On Jul, 21, 2017

17,304 people who take Azithromycin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Azithromycin side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • vomiting
  • urticaria
  • rash
  • weight decreased
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • pruritus
  • tremor
  • tinnitus
1 - 6 months:
  • tremor
  • tuberculosis gastrointestinal
  • jaundice
  • pulmonary infarction
  • asthenia
  • chest pain
  • myalgia
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • pulmonary embolism
  • retinal detachment
6 - 12 months:
  • pain in jaw
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • vomiting
  • lymphoma
  • weight decreased
  • bone marrow disorder
  • femoral neck fracture
  • pain
  • tooth discolouration
  • abdominal pain upper
1 - 2 years:
  • alcohol abuse
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • acute hepatic failure
  • disease progression
  • liver disorder
  • pain
  • abasia
  • abdominal pain upper
  • alcoholic psychosis
  • electrolyte imbalance
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • splenomegaly
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • suicide attempt
  • aggression
  • rash
  • aids encephalopathy
  • diarrhoea
  • emotional distress
5 - 10 years:
  • pancreatitis
  • vomiting
  • abnormal behaviour
  • aggression
  • ascites
  • daydreaming
  • dyspnoea
  • hallucination
  • depression
  • anxiety
10+ years:
  • dyspepsia
  • vomiting
  • gastrointestinal disorder
  • hip arthroplasty
  • ileus
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • spinal compression fracture
  • ventricular fibrillation
not specified:
  • vomiting
  • pulmonary embolism
  • weight decreased
  • pain
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • drug ineffective
  • rash
  • haemorrhage
  • nausea
  • weight increased

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • vomiting
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pain
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • weight decreased
  • haemorrhage
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • rash
  • deep vein thrombosis
male:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • drug ineffective
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • rash
  • thrombocytopenia
  • renal failure acute
  • death
  • urticaria
  • rhabdomyolysis

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • pyloric stenosis
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • rash
  • acute lymphocytic leukaemia
  • hyperbilirubinaemia neonatal
  • maternal drugs affecting foetus
  • maternal exposure during pregnancy
  • ventricular septal defect
  • diarrhoea
  • drug-induced liver injury
2-9:
  • vomiting
  • rash
  • drug ineffective
  • urticaria
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • weight decreased
  • cellulitis
  • pulmonary haemorrhage
  • wheezing
  • diarrhoea
10-19:
  • vomiting
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • urticaria
  • weight decreased
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • gallbladder disorder
20-29:
  • pain
  • haemorrhage
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pregnancy
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • cholelithiasis
  • nausea
  • injury
30-39:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • haemorrhage
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • weight decreased
  • abdominal pain
  • pregnancy
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • urticaria
40-49:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pain
  • rash
  • anaemia
  • sepsis
  • renal failure acute
  • urticaria
50-59:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • pulmonary embolism
  • drug ineffective
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • weight increased
  • thrombocytopenia
  • white blood cell count increased
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
60+:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • drug ineffective
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • death
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • nausea
  • thrombocytopenia
  • dyspnoea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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