Review: could Azithromycin cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,747 people who take Azithromycin. Among them, 316 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,279 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Azithromycin include pain, pain exacerbated, anxiety aggravated, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Constipation (latest reports from 490,960 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 10,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 292 people (2.87%) have Constipation.
Time on Azithromycin when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Azithromycin * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Azithromycin * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Azithromycin ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer metastatic (40 people, 13.70%)
- Hypercalcaemia (32 people, 10.96%)
- Pain (30 people, 10.27%)
- Breast cancer (29 people, 9.93%)
- Metastases to bone (23 people, 7.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (120 people, 41.10%)
- Ambien (98 people, 33.56%)
- Aspirin (89 people, 30.48%)
- Prednisone (88 people, 30.14%)
- Lipitor (81 people, 27.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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