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Review: could Azithromycin cause Constipation?

We study 10,923 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 (latest outcomes from 12,321 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 511,048 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 10,922 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 316 people (2.89%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.06% of all the 510,371 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

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

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