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Review: could Azithromycin cause Drowsiness?

Summary: Drowsiness could be caused by Azithromycin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 10,896 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 126 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,294 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Azithromycin include pain exacerbated, pain, nausea aggravated, nausea, stress and anxiety.

Drowsiness

Drowsiness (latest reports from 491,647 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 10,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 126 people (1.17%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.03% of all the 491,201 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Azithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness51.80%48.20%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Azithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.95%5.71%3.81%8.57%5.71%18.10%14.29%42.86%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Azithromycin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Drowsiness100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (20 people, 15.87%)
  2. Insomnia (18 people, 14.29%)
  3. Pain (13 people, 10.32%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (12 people, 9.52%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (12 people, 9.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (30 people, 23.81%)
  2. Diovan (27 people, 21.43%)
  3. Levaquin (22 people, 17.46%)
  4. Prilosec (22 people, 17.46%)
  5. Digoxin (21 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • rick on Apr, 17, 2014:

    You and the other 41 men who participated in this study are all wrong. All of you. All of those side effects are from dapakote alone. Not marijuana. Actually marijuana will help you alleviate the dapakote side effects. Most of them except fatigue and hair loss.
    Personally I think they make dapakote out of super concentrated weed. Feels the same!

    Reply

  • From this study (2 days ago):

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Sleepiness comes and goes abruptly

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