Review: could Azithromycin cause Deafness?


Summary

Deafness 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 Amoxicillin, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 12,086 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 108 have Deafness. Find out below who they are, when they have Deafness and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 12,943 users)

Deafness

Deafness has been reported by people with rashes, tinnitus, paraesthesia, liver disorder, drowsiness (latest reports from 8,718 Deafness patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

12,086 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 108 people (0.89%) have Deafness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Deafness?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Deafness *:

  • < 1 month: 94.44 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Deafness when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 58.49 %
  • male: 41.51 %

Age of people who have Deafness when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.35 %
  • 10-19: 3.53 %
  • 20-29: 5.88 %
  • 30-39: 7.06 %
  • 40-49: 5.88 %
  • 50-59: 28.24 %
  • 60+: 42.35 %

Severity if Deafness when taking Azithromycin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Deafness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (14 people)
  • Light Chain Analysis Increased (12 people)
  • Prostate Cancer (8 people)
  • Uti (7 people)
  • Pain (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amoxicillin (34 people)
  • Aredia (29 people)
  • Allopurinol (24 people)
  • Ambien (23 people)
  • Acetaminophen (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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