Could Azithromycin cause Anaphylaxis - from FDA reports


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 17,414 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA. Among them, 98 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 19,310 users)

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with asthma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, preventive health care (latest reports from 41,100 Anaphylaxis patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

17,414 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 98 people (0.56%) have Anaphylaxis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Anaphylaxis?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Anaphylaxis *:

  • < 1 month: 95.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 63.16 %
  • male: 36.84 %

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.02 %
  • 10-19: 7.23 %
  • 20-29: 15.66 %
  • 30-39: 10.84 %
  • 40-49: 19.28 %
  • 50-59: 16.87 %
  • 60+: 24.1 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ibuprofen (13 people, 13.27%)
  • Prednisone (10 people, 10.20%)
  • Albuterol (7 people, 7.14%)
  • Pulmozyme (6 people, 6.12%)
  • Aspirin (6 people, 6.12%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pneumonia (12 people, 12.24%)
  • Asthma (7 people, 7.14%)
  • Pain (5 people, 5.10%)
  • Bronchitis (5 people, 5.10%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (20 people, 20.41%)
  • Rashes (13 people, 13.27%)
  • Hypotension (10 people, 10.20%)
  • Pneumonia (9 people, 9.18%)
  • Fever (9 people, 9.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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