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Review: could Azithromycin cause Deafness?

We study 10,919 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Deafness. Find out below who they are, when they have Deafness and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,319 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Deafness

Deafness (latest reports from 58,067 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 10,917 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 112 people (1.03%) have Deafness. They amount to 0.19% of all the 57,841 people who have Deafness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Deafness in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Deafness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Deafness81.25%6.25%0.00%6.25%6.25%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Deafness when taking Azithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Deafness56.64%43.36%

Age of people who have Deafness when taking Azithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Deafness0.00%1.14%1.14%5.68%9.09%9.09%29.55%44.32%

Severity of Deafness when taking Azithromycin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Deafness0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Deafness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Deafness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (13 people, 11.61%)
  2. Light chain analysis increased (12 people, 10.71%)
  3. Prostate cancer (8 people, 7.14%)
  4. Pneumonia (6 people, 5.36%)
  5. Nausea (5 people, 4.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Amoxicillin (34 people, 30.36%)
  2. Aredia (30 people, 26.79%)
  3. Ambien (25 people, 22.32%)
  4. Allopurinol (24 people, 21.43%)
  5. Zofran (23 people, 20.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

WE (3 months ago):

Worked making and inspecting this stuff with three other men all of who are going deaf in the left or right ear. didn't know about the side effect only looked into it a few weeks back when another aged between 25 to 30 started losing his earing as well.

males, 25 to 55 .
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    Ray Pitts on Jun, 28, 2014:

    I will add this increase in blood pressure was I think because of azithromycin .. I initially went in to the doctor because I think I have Valley Fever (I live in a dusty area of Arizona) and have 7 of 9 symptoms .. the doctor said no (not sure why) gave me a EKG and when it came back normal said she thought it would but the tranee nurse wanted it done .. still haven't been able to get a simple blood test which is how you check for valley fever .. Doctors are so pompous!!!

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