Could Azithromycin cause Deafness - from FDA reports


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 17,413 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA. Among them, 140 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 sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 19,310 users)

Deafness

Deafness has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 12,502 Deafness patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

17,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 140 people (0.8%) have Deafness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Deafness?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Deafness *:

  • < 1 month: 96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Deafness when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 58.39 %
  • male: 41.61 %

Age of people who have Deafness when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 1.9 %
  • 2-9: 3.81 %
  • 10-19: 4.76 %
  • 20-29: 5.71 %
  • 30-39: 6.67 %
  • 40-49: 5.71 %
  • 50-59: 27.62 %
  • 60+: 40.0 %

Severity of Deafness **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amoxicillin (34 people, 24.29%)
  • Aredia (31 people, 22.14%)
  • Allopurinol (25 people, 17.86%)
  • Decadron (24 people, 17.14%)
  • Ambien (24 people, 17.14%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (15 people, 10.71%)
  • Light Chain Analysis Increased (12 people, 8.57%)
  • Prostate Cancer (9 people, 6.43%)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (8 people, 5.71%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (41 people, 29.29%)
  • Dizziness (39 people, 27.86%)
  • Weight Decreased (38 people, 27.14%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (38 people, 27.14%)
  • Anaemia (38 people, 27.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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