Review: could Azithromycin cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,747 people who take Azithromycin. Among them, 295 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,279 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis, infection. Commonly reported side effects of Azithromycin include pain, pain exacerbated, anxiety aggravated, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 764,022 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 10,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 287 people (2.83%) have Insomnia.
Time on Azithromycin when people have Insomnia * :
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Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Azithromycin * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Azithromycin * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Azithromycin ** :
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How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (31 people, 10.80%)
- Depression (28 people, 9.76%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (26 people, 9.06%)
- Insomnia (18 people, 6.27%)
- Osteoporosis (18 people, 6.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (71 people, 24.74%)
- Albuterol (58 people, 20.21%)
- Amoxicillin (58 people, 20.21%)
- Cephalexin (53 people, 18.47%)
- Ativan (51 people, 17.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I got sick w/ bronchitis April 1. Doctors advised to take Musinex DM every 4 hours and Nyquil at night. I did this for 2 weeks with little imrpovement. I went back to doctor and was given zithromax (z-pack) and the next week I was given amoxicillian. My symptoms did not improve; I could not sleep and grew very agitated and manic (rapid thoughts, nervousness, high blood pressure)
I was eventually hospitalized on psychiatric unit due to manic behvior. I was given haldol and ativan; symtoms subsided. My moods are stable now, with NO medications.
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