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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 10,940 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Azithromycin and have Anaphylaxis >>>

Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 12,345 users)

Anaphylaxis

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 Anaphylaxis 28,888 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 10,934 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 73 people (0.67%) have Anaphylaxis.

Trend of Anaphylaxis in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Anaphylaxis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylaxis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Azithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylaxis53.33%46.67%

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Azithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylaxis0.00%4.84%4.84%14.52%11.29%22.58%14.52%27.42%

Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Azithromycin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pneumonia (8 people, 10.96%)
  2. Hiv infection (7 people, 9.59%)
  3. Bronchitis (6 people, 8.22%)
  4. Tuberculosis (4 people, 5.48%)
  5. Arthritis (4 people, 5.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ibuprofen (9 people, 12.33%)
  2. Albuterol (6 people, 8.22%)
  3. Isoniazid (5 people, 6.85%)
  4. Kaletra (5 people, 6.85%)
  5. Prednisone (5 people, 6.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 35 year old woman who has Anaphylactic Reaction, and takes Epipen)
    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 ...

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    (Asked by a 63 year old man who has Lyme Disease - Early Disseminated, Strep Throat, and takes Azithromycin, Doxycycline Hyclate)
    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? ...

  • 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?
    (Asked by a 47 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Dexamethasone, Tussicaps, Azithromycin, Methotrexate, Enbrel)
    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 ...

  • Are the drugs listed safe to take?
    (Asked by a 83 year old woman who has Mycobacterium Avium Complex, and takes Azithromycin, Mycobutin, Ethambutol Hydrochloride)
    will these drugs cure or stop the bacterial growth in the lungs?

  • Did the gum disease go away after stopping azithromycin? how long
    (Asked by a 50 year old woman who has Pain Tendersness Swelling To Gums, and takes Azithromycin)
    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.

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