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Review: could Azithromycin cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Azithromycin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone, and have Pain.

We study 10,898 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 12,294 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 776,735 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 10,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 303 people (2.82%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 786,422 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

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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  • 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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