Review: could Azithromycin cause Abdominal Cramps?


Abdominal cramps is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Yaz, and have Contraception . We study 12,908 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 521 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.

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Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 14,131 users)

Abdominal Cramps

Abdominal cramps has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, abdominal pain upper, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 86,320 Abdominal cramps patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

12,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 521 people (4.04%) have Abdominal Cramps

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Abdominal cramps?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Abdominal Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 92.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Abdominal Cramps when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 70.92 %
  • male: 29.08 %

Age of people who have Abdominal Cramps when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.09 %
  • 10-19: 11.33 %
  • 20-29: 18.3 %
  • 30-39: 18.74 %
  • 40-49: 15.03 %
  • 50-59: 14.6 %
  • 60+: 20.92 %

Severity if Abdominal Cramps when taking Azithromycin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Abdominal Cramps **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (69 people)
  • Pain (47 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (34 people)
  • Depression (34 people)
  • Hiv Infection (29 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yaz (96 people)
  • Yasmin (94 people)
  • Prednisone (88 people)
  • Albuterol (80 people)
  • Prevacid (69 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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