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Review: could Azithromycin cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Pain.

We study 10,934 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 295 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin (latest outcomes from 12,339 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Trend of azithromycin reports

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 760,736 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

Trend of Insomnia reports

On Oct, 26, 2014: 10,923 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 303 people (2.77%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Azithromycin reports

Time on Azithromycin when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia65.15%4.55%0.00%1.52%18.18%10.61%0.00%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Azithromycin * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia71.94%28.06%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Azithromycin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.37%4.40%9.16%19.78%15.75%25.64%24.91%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Azithromycin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (32 people, 10.56%)
  2. Depression (29 people, 9.57%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (27 people, 8.91%)
  4. Insomnia (19 people, 6.27%)
  5. Osteoporosis (18 people, 5.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (75 people, 24.75%)
  2. Albuterol (59 people, 19.47%)
  3. Amoxicillin (58 people, 19.14%)
  4. Cephalexin (53 people, 17.49%)
  5. Ativan (52 people, 17.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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