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Review: could Azithromycin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation 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 Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic. We study 10,953 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 316 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 12,361 Azithromycin users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,512 Constipation patients)

On May, 14, 2015: 10,953 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 316 people (2.89%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation95.45%0.00%0.00%4.55%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Azithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation61.49%38.51%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Azithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%4.29%7.14%8.93%17.14%22.86%39.64%

Severity of Constipation when taking Azithromycin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer metastatic (42 people, 13.29%)
  2. Hypercalcaemia (32 people, 10.13%)
  3. Pain (31 people, 9.81%)
  4. Breast cancer (29 people, 9.18%)
  5. Depression (23 people, 7.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (127 people, 40.19%)
  2. Ambien (103 people, 32.59%)
  3. Aspirin (94 people, 29.75%)
  4. Prednisone (93 people, 29.43%)
  5. Lipitor (84 people, 26.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I am constipated on the third day of use today, there was very slight blood in stool yesterday.

    Also I am unusually passing a lot more gas on third day.

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