Review: could Azithromycin cause Anaphylaxis?
Summary: Anaphylaxis 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 Ibuprofen, and have Pneumonia.
We study 10,942 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.
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Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 12,351 Azithromycin users)
Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain. (latest reports from 28,933 Anaphylaxis patients)
On Jan, 5, 2015: 10,942 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 73 people (0.67%) have Anaphylaxis.
Time on Azithromycin when people have Anaphylaxis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Azithromycin * :
Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Azithromycin * :
Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Azithromycin ** :
How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pneumonia (8 people, 10.96%)
- Hiv infection (7 people, 9.59%)
- Bronchitis (6 people, 8.22%)
- Tuberculosis (4 people, 5.48%)
- Arthritis (4 people, 5.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ibuprofen (9 people, 12.33%)
- Albuterol (6 people, 8.22%)
- Isoniazid (5 people, 6.85%)
- Kaletra (5 people, 6.85%)
- Prednisone (5 people, 6.85%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- If azithromycin is taken while on your menstrual cycle, will the flow increase
I took the medication while on my period, and I've noticed my cycle flow to be heavy and extended
- Seizure after an epipen injection (1 answer)
I am allergic to EVERYTHING, so I usually pre-game with benadryl and wait out the uncomfortable side effects, but this time my tongue started swelling up and I was having trouble breathing so I went to an ER. About 5-7 minutes after they injected me in the thigh with an epipen, I was in mid sentence when I started having strange sensations and tremors all over my body. The injection spot, which is incredibly sore and feels like they hit my femur) suddenly became very warm and I could feel it spreading out quickly. I could hear people but I couldn't speak, everything clamped up, I couldn't breathe and I felt very confused and forgot what I was about to say to the nurse. The doctor caught the tail end of it and claimed I was having a panic attack! I heard both the nurses say that they thought it was a seizure. This happened to me once more a few yrs ago with an allergic reaction, but it was from the nurse pushing in the benadryl too quickly, which made my hands curl up like T-Rex and my eyes rolled back into my head. Is there such a thing as being allergic to epinephrine or has anyone ever experienced a seizure/stroke like reaction after being administered Epipen or Benadryl ?
- Can 100mg doxycycline hyclate be taken at the same time with zithromax?
Patient was bitten by a deer tick and is taking doxycycline as preventive measure. A throat infection is developing for which the doxycycline seems to have no effect, though azithromycin has proven rapidly effective in the past. Should the doxycycline be discontinued during the azithromycin cycle? Or is the doxycycline cycle crucial?
- Do i need to temporarily stop taking my enbrel and methotrexate (that i take every week) while i am on azithromycin for severe cold symptoms? (1 answer)
i have RA and take Enbrel and methotrexate every week. i am currently taking azithromycin, tussicaps and dexamethasone to treat a severe cold, cough, sore throat, etc. My question is should i stop taking the ra meds until my antibiotics and steroids are done? Or should i just continue as normal, don't want to get sicker than i already am!!!! thanks
- Are the drugs listed safe to take?
will these drugs cure or stop the bacterial growth in the lungs?
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From this study (3 weeks ago):
I had 2 anaphylactic responses within three weeks of each other and I am looking for a common element. I had taken it before but prn. Then I had rotator cuff surgery and took it while away and reacted within an hr and didn't take one again until yesterday and within an hour I was back in emergency. The only common food factor other then this drug was chicken. I am pursuing, diligently to figure this out.
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